Child Refugees

Refugee camps serve as microcosms of poverty-stricken societies. While on a much smaller scale than an entire country, many of the same problems that plague the developing world also affect refugee camps and their inhabitants, and they are exacerbated by the close quarters, new environment, boredom, and lack of social order that often characterizes refugee camps. Specifically, women and children face many of the same issues in refugee camps as they do in urban slums and rural villages. While specific problems vary, broad issues such as inequality and abuse are seen universally.