This week in school we are taking part in Refugee Week. Each class is walking 1 mile around the school yard (10 laps!)
to show support for people forced to flee their homes. Every couple of laps, we stopped to hear the story of a different child refugee and say a prayer for all refugees.
Links to the Universal Rights of the Child Articles 22 & 27: If a child is seeking refuge or has refugee status, governments must provide them with appropriate protection and assistance to help them enjoy all the rights in the Convention. Governments must help refugee children who are separated from their parents to be reunited with them.
Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.