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    Posted November 3, 2015 by
    WorldVision1
    Location
    Serbia
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Europe’s migrant crisis

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    Videos Capture Toll of European Refugee Journey on Children

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     WorldVision1 says he was walking towards the border with Croatia when he saw a group of children gathered around a small fire. They were laughing and enjoying themselves so he wanted to find out how they were doing. He took these pictures and videos to show the faces and realities of people who are trying escaping Syria in search for a peaceful state.
    - KerryOnNow, CNN iReport producer

    Hundreds of thousands of families have been making the journey through Europe, including many children who are fleeing violence in places like Syria and Iraq. As fall sets in and temperatures begin to drop, their trek becomes even more urgent as they hope to find a safe, warm place ahead of winter.

    World Vision videographer Ralph Baydoun is along the border of Serbia and has captured some of their stories.

    Since the beginning of this crisis, World Vision has helped more than 2 million people in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, focusing on food, basic supplies, health care, water and sanitation and Child Friendly Spaces. The organization is now scaling up work in Europe to provide aid in Serbia in response to thousands of refugees, distributing food and hygiene items and providing safe spaces for mothers and children.
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