CREDIT @IOM/Batoul Ibrahim 2016

Rouaa is nine years old, the same age as the devastating war that has ravaged her country, Syria, killing hundreds of thousands of people and creating the world’s largest refugee crisis. BBC World Affairs Correspondent Caroline Hawley has been visiting her in a Lebanese refugee camp and accompanied her on the journey to the UK.

Watch the Rouaa's extraordinary journey on the BBC

"Migration is one of the key realities of our time. It cuts across communities, influences priorities, and shapes societies.
To realise the benefits of migration for migrants and host communities alike, our responses must be innovative, collaborative and designed beyond the immediate."


Dipti Pardeshi, Chief of Mission of the IOM UK Office