Animating the findings of a report on services for refugee children

Published September 12, 2019

The recent influx of refugees and asylum seekers in North America and European countries is stretching their capacity both to receive newcomers and help them to integrate for the long term. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) programmes can help achieve both objectives, by supporting the healthy development of children who have experienced trauma.

The below animation dramatises the findings of a report looking at services for children of refugees and asylum seekers in nine countries (Belgium, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey and the United States).

The report, Responding to the ECEC Needs of Children of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe and North America, was put together by the Migration Policy Institute and National Center on Immigration Policy with the support of the Transatlantic Forum on the Early Years, to which the Bernard van Leer Foundation contributes. It highlights common challenges and promising practices.

The video was animated by StoryScope & Minds Eye Creative.