For children who have fled war, starting school in a new place with different languages and cultures is daunting.

When refugee children are given the right support school can transform into a place where they can heal from some of the trauma they have faced. Classrooms can be a healing space, and we stand with teachers for the incredible work they do every day.

The IRC’s ‘Healing Classrooms’ helps teachers and support staff to create a safe space for these children to learn and thrive. We spoke to refugee children from Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine. This is what they told us.

Their words and stories have been brought to life by Hannah Jacobs and Pal TV.

Find out more about the IRC's work with teachers and schools.