Young Children and Families in Crisis and Displacement: Selected Articles from our Early Childhood Matters publication

This is a collection of articles specifically dedicated to young children and families affected by crisis and displacement. The contributions have been carefully selected from earlier publications of Early Childhood Matters (guest edited by Joan Lombardi) by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, together with the Moving Minds Alliance. It includes seven articles on programming for young refugee children in various countries, including Bangladesh, Lebanon and Jordan.

An estimated 22 million children under 5 years old are living the most critical developmental period in human life away from home, in often uncertain and stressful circumstances. As these articles show, very promising work is underway. We hope they can serve as an inspiration for others who aim to scale much needed solutions in support of this group of babies, toddlers and the people who care for them.