Save the Children welcomes today’s adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees at the United Nations Global Assembly. Conflict and persecution have forced millions of children to flee their homes, risking the loss of a future that every child deserves. This historic document paves the way for greater responsibility sharing between countries, which will protect child refugees by:
- ensuring effective measures to save lives and access to appropriate care
- making protection of children consistent across borders
More than 20,000 girls are married every day below the minimum age permitted by national law, according to new research from Save the Children and the World Bank marking the International Day of the Girl.
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