As Refugees Flee, Thousands of Children Have No Country to Call Their Own

As Refugees Flee, Thousands of Children Have No Country to Call Their Own

"Two years old, Yazan al-Najjar is a boy without a country. He is neither a citizen of Syria, where his parents were born, nor of Lebanon, where he was born. He has no papers to prove his nationality, nothing except a card that labels him a refugee. Tens of thousands of children like him are born on the run from war, persecution and poverty — some in cities swelling with exiles, like Yazan’s Beirut, others in forlorn refugee camps from Kenya to Thailand, and still others in transit, as their parents cross the Mediterranean for a new life in Europe. They belong to no nation"

 

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  • Sengupta, Somini and Hwaida Saad. "As Refugees Flee, Thousands of Children Have No Country to Call Their Own", The New York Times, November 5, 2015.
  • Family immigration
  • Frontiers/Borders
  • Human rights
  • Mobility/Immobility
  • Refugee