Around the world, young children are the face of a historic crisis of refugees and migration. Almost seventy million people worldwide have been driven from their homes by war, conflict, or persecution – and more than half of these refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people are children. Covering the impact of threat, displacement and family separation on millions of children in the first years of life – whether in the Americas, the Mideast and Africa, Europe or South Asia – presents a profound challenge to journalists. Reporting on child migrants and refugees means contending not just with wrenching images of upheaval but with children’s early brain development, emotional and cognitive growth, socialization, academic potential and economic promise.
To prepare news professionals worldwide to cover refugee and migrant children and families with greater knowledge, depth, and skills, the Dart Center hosted a four-day journalism training workshop focused on children and the international refugee crisis.
Resources, including expert briefing materials, suggested readings and full video coverage, can be found below.