Here's a little info from ninemillion.org. Visit it when you can.
Of the world's 20.8 million refugees, over nine million are children who have lost their homes–and their childhoods–by fleeing violence and civil unrest beyond their control. Many spend years of their young lives away from home with little hope of returning. What happens to them now, during their years as refugees, is up to all of us.
ninemillion.org helps these children learn. Everyone has the right to an education. Give them an education and there will be less war, less poverty, and fewer children dying. Give a child an education and you give them a chance for a better future.
Help us give these nine million children an education.
ninemillion.org helps these children play. Every child has the right to play. Nine million refugee children live day in and day out in camps, not knowing when they will go home. Relief from boredom is the antidote to drugs, violence, or dispair. Give them a chance to play. The confidence you get from knowing that you are strong and fast and part of a team that sometimes wins–and sometimes loses–is a valuable lesson learned through sport and play. Give a child a chance to play and you give them a chance for a better future.
Help us give these nine million children a chance to play.
Refugee girls almost always bear the brunt of poverty and are less likely to be allowed to learn or to play. If you are a refugee girl, you are more likey to be the one your mother turns to for help in the home. You are more likely to contract HIV or AIDS. When you empower a girl and provide her with education and a chance to play, you increase the chances of an entire community to climb its way out of poverty. Girls grow up to be mothers, leaders, and role models, architects of peace, learners together with their children and champions of community growth.
ninemillion.org is part of the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. UNHCR offers protection and assistance to refugees and others in an impartial manner, on the basis of their need and irrespective of their race, religion, political opinion or gender. In all of its activities, the organization pays particular attention to the needs of children and seeks to promote the equal rights of women and girls.
During its half-century of work, UNHCR has protected more than 50 million people, earning two Nobel Peace Prizes, in 1954 and 1981.