Behind these shocking statistics are individuals motivated by a simple desire we can all identify with: to build a life where we can fulfil our potential, free from the threat of conflict, oppression, poverty and hunger. These statistics confirm why we should be working to ensure that there are accessible, legal pathways, which allow children to apply for asylum safely from the country they are in, and receive protection to ensure they aren’t trafficked or go missing.
Our latest report, Global People Movements, looks at what we can do to address these challenges, and provide better support for some of the world's most vulnerable people. Every child deserves the opportunities to flourish in a safe and secure environment with their families. Being an open nation with a generous welcome for those in need of our shelter should mean there are no restrictions to these opportunities and that we do all we can to protect child refugees and see them reunited with their families.

Find out more about our Global People Movements programme.