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The Displaced

In all the crisis-spots around the world, nearly 30 million children worldwide have been driven from their homes by war and persecution. Media coverage has lately focused on the Syrian dimension of this tragedy (in part because of the fate of one refugee child, Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler who drowned crossing the Mediterranean in September). But these 30 million girls and boys are from all over — Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Libya, Nigeria, Honduras, El Salvador, Myanmar, Bangladesh.

The New York Times has a feature "The Displaced" which warrants reading.     We are the poorer for not seeing these "displaced" children are not in the positions they find themselves.


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