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World Refugee Day: Children make up 51% of the world’s refugees

More than half of the world’s refugees are children. It’s a staggering number, considering there are more people displaced from their homes now than at any other point in recorded history. On World Refugee Day and every day, global Red Cross and Red Crescent teams are helping to meet families’ needs through aid such as food, water, shelter, medical care, and reconnecting families.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.