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Maureen Lynch is Director of Research and George Kun is McCall-Pierpaoli Fellow with Refugees International.
Today more than 5,000 children will be displaced by conflict. In all, an estimated 25 million children are living as refugees or are displaced in their home country. These young individuals experience much disruption and loss in their lives - loss of familiar people and surroundings; loss of a sense of order and predictability. They also face difficulties specific to their experience as returnees.
June 20 is World Refugee Day, a time to focus on the 37 million displaced people across the globe. The number of displaced people rose last year, but it is possible that the displaced population will fall sharply this year. The largest group of refugees is from Afghanistan, and more than one million Afghans have returned home in recent months. In Angola, where more than 25% of the population was displaced by war, people are returning home to rebuild their villages and their farms.
Joel R. Charny is the Vice President for Policy of Refugees International.
Refugees: Even Chronic Problems Can be Solved