Child Refugees Reveal What They Love Most In Moving Video

More proof refugees are just like us.

In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, NowThis has released a video in conjunction with The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in which refugee children share what they love most.

The group of children in Athens rattle off a list of food, cartoons, activities and more that make them happy, and they sound like any of the millions of children across the world. Pizza, Tom and Jerry, and football rank high on the kid's lists, but they gave a few poignant responses as well.

"My mom makes me happy all the time," one little girl tells the camera.

According to the video, approximately 50 million children have been displaced across the globe, and in the first half of 2016, about 26,000 children reached the U.S. border by themselves.


UNICEF also reports that in 2015 nearly half of the world's 21 million refugees were children who had been forcibly displaced from their own countries. An additional 41 million people in 2015 were internally displaced due to conflict and violence, and estimated 17 million of those were children.

This video shows that even the smallest things, like a slice of pizza or an episode of Tom and Jerry, can make children feel happy, safe, and secure. It also acts as another reminder that we're not all that different from refugees, despite beliefs and rhetoric to the contrary.

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