Child poverty has long-term implications for their overall well-being. These include poor psychosocial and physical health, malnutrition, lack of education, social exclusion, and limited future employment opportunities. In refugee camps, children are exposed to more violence, such as child labour and child marriage, as families and caregivers face economic difficulties. This is due to increased stress and pressure to make ends meet.
Addressing child poverty in refugee camps requires a comprehensive approach that combines economic support, education, social protection, and community empowerment. By providing livelihood opportunities, access to education, and supportive policies, we can improve the overall well-being of children and their families. Collaboration and partnerships among governments, humanitarian organizations, and local communities are crucial to implementing effective and sustainable solutions that break the cycle of poverty and promote the long-term development of children in refugee camps.