#everydayrefugees: life as a child refugee

Like we are seeing across the world almost every day, hoards of people leave their homes and native lands to escape human rights violations, conflict and extreme poverty. They come to be called refugees. Refugees take on perilous journeys, face hostility at borders, feel defeated and vulnerable without any support structures and fearful of what lies ahead. Their worries mount as they take their children along, away from home, into the life of a refugee. From living in makeshift homes, going to temporary schools, seeking access to the most basic rights of food and shelter, creating play spaces to lending a helping hand to make ends meet, children remain the most affected when families have no choice but to flee. Today, the refugees of Syria and Afghanistan struggle to seek asylum in neighbouring countries, as they flee conflict and war in the hope for a better life. Here’s a selection of moving images from everydayrefugees, an instagram feed that highlights the lives of children on the move, living each day with the hope to find a place they can call home.

 

LEAVING HOME WITH FAMILY

 

CROSSING BORDERS AND TAKING ON DANGEROUS JOURNEYS

 

SEEKING BASIC SAFETY AND PROTECTION

 

BUILDING FROM SCRATCH

 

 

STRUGGLING TO GET ACCESS TO THE MOST BASIC RIGHTS

Afghan refugee boys in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Photo by @mmuheisen #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

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LEARNING IN MAKESHIFT SCHOOLS

 

 

CREATING SAFE PLAY SPACES

 

FINDING PLACES TO SLEEP

 

 

LENDING A HELPING HAND TO MAKE ENDS MEET

 

FINDING JOY IN SIMPLE THINGS

An Afghan refugee runs after a goat in an alley of a slum near Islamabad. Photo by @mmuheisen #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

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Afghan refugee girls play in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad. Photo by @mmuheisen #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

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GROWING UP TOO YOUNG

 

 

LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY AND FEAR OF THE FUTURE

 

AND FINALLY…MAKING A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Photo Credits : Muhammed Muheisen

Words By : Leher

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