Forced to Flee: Refugee Children Drawing on their Experiences


Main Details

Title Forced to Flee: Refugee Children Drawing on their Experiences
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   UNHCR
Physical Properties
Dimensions(mm): Height 280,Width 246
CategoriesPeople and places
Health Education
Social issues
ISBN 9781445166285
Teenage / Young Adult

Publishing Details

Publisher Hachette Children's Group
Imprint Franklin Watts Ltd
Publication Date 13 June 2019
NZ Release Date 13 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom


Refugee children explain in their own words and pictures their thoughts, feelings and experiences about having to flee from their home countries. Produced in association with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and with a foreword from Cate Blanchett, Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, this highly emotive title focuses on three current refugee crises in Syria, South Sudan and Central America. Aimed at readers age 14+, the book gives background information about how each crisis came about, why families had to flee and what life is like for them now is given in a clear and easy-to-understand way. Children from refugee camps were asked to draw about their experiences of having to flee their home countries. The children's artwork is incredibly powerful and harrowing, and vividly highlights the impact that conflict, war and atrocities has on people's lives.

Author Biography

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.


Forced to Flee is an educational title that will support children's study of current affairs, raise awareness of the ongoing refugee crisis and help children to be more empathetic by thinking about the lives of other children around the world. - Primary Times