After President Trump’s executive order Friday, refugees from 7 Middle Eastern countries would be banned from entering the United States for at least 90 days. While there is much discussion about the effects of the ban, the population most affected by this order is the population that needs the most support–the children. In a report by UNICEF, 5 of the 7 countries listed on Trump’s ban fall in the “children at most risk” category (Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria). Jennifer Sime, the senior vice president of the International Rescue committee stated “This shows who the ban really impacts: the world’s most vulnerable, women and children who are fleeing terror.” The UNICEF report also outlines what is needed to address the concerns of the children in each of these five most at risk countries, with most efforts focused on basic nutrition.
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