Health of refugee and migrant children: policy brief (2018)



In 2017, it was estimated that there were around 30 million children in the world living outside their country of birth, with 13 million being refugees and asylum seekers. The overwhelming majority of these children reside in low- and middle-income countries neighbouring zones of armed conflict. In recent years, more of these child refugees have arrived in the WHO European Region, with almost one million asylum-seeking children registered in the European Union (EU) during 2015–2017, and of whom 190 000 arrived unaccompanied.