A picture speaks a thousand words they say, and as you look at these pictures from refugee children that have fled persecution and war, boy do they speak to you.
All of the images clearly tell three distinct parts of these children's lives. First the horror and darkness they faced in their home towns and countries. Two, the struggles they currently face living and working as refugees in foreign countless. And three, the hope that they still have for the future. Their desire to be teachers, doctors, and many other professions. Their belief they can still make a difference in the world and make it a better place.
This is an unprecedented refugee crisis that is engulfing the world, but too little is being done to protect these children and to try to ensure that their dreams still have a glimmer of reality.
So what can you do? Take a moment today to donate to UNHCR or UNICEF. Two organisations that are essential to these children's future, but who are struggling with funding.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, but these pictures speak just one to me - help!
Award-winning French photographer Patrick Willocq has recreated the experiences of children who have fled Burundi and Syria using personalised theatre sets. From perilous journeys to the battle to adapt to new environments, these are their stories