We’ve all seen the heartbreaking images of the kids affected by raging wars; Aylan Kurdi’s body washed up on shore and little Omran Dagneesh who sat in an ambulance shocked after his home was bombed.


Sadly, these heartbreaking images are just a teeny insight into the horror that migrant and refugee children face as they travel, some alone, some with their families, across the continent of Europe searching for a better place to live.

Sadly, according to the Daily News, in 2015, more than 100,000 unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in 78 countries – some as young as six


And in January 2016, the Guardian reported that at least 10,000 refugee and migrant children have gone missing since arriving in Europe. Many of these minors are feared to be the victims of child trafficking.


Each day, more and more unaccompanied minors arrive at Europe’s shores, at risk of a similar fate, and Hozier, along with John Connors, Bláthnaid Treacy, Little Green Cars and Wyvern Lingo want the EU to do something.



Working with a small, grassroots organisation called Bray Refugee Solidarity Group, they are calling for the public to sign a petition to  help get the message to The Justice and Home Affairs Council of Europe that Ireland will not abandon or forget about these vulnerable children.


The charity are calling for the public to sign the petition to shine a light on these missing children, and the thousands more that will continue to disappear if we don’t do something now.


"These are children who have fled war and famine, witnessed the bloody murder of family and friends, who have sailed past the floating dead bodies of their fellow country men, women and children and we believe that when they arrive on European shores, they should be guaranteed safety, and the protection of their basic rights."



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