Keep our promise to refugee kids

Last year, the Australian Government joined with others around the world in adopting some huge commitments at the United Nations designed to address the global refugee crisis.

The focus on migrants and refugees at the United Nations General Assembly in 2016 resulted in a series of commitments by member states to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale

But it is 2017 and there are still 3.5 million refugee children out of school.

With more than 65 million people forcibly displaced from their homes, and roughly half of them children, the risks to the safety of the most vulnerable have never been greater, and the promises made in New York were a huge step forward.

Now, one year later, we’re asking the Government to deliver on these promises, and ensure that real action is taken.

Our government helped develop the global plan – now it’s time to show the world that this UN declaration can be turned into a more detailed plan and real action, to ensure child refugees and migrants are protected.