Supporting the Youngest Refugees and Their Families
Early life experiences shape the architecture of the brain and lay the foundation for later development. The very youngest refugees† face compounding risks that threaten their long-term development and wellbeing. Still, the multi-dimensional needs of displaced infants, toddlers and those who care for them remain overlooked and underfunded.
This brief was developed with input from the Early Childhood Development Task Team convened by UNHCR under the Education Theme for the 2019 Global Refugee Forum