Despite their hardships and traumas, kids will always be kids.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on June 20, 2018, at 11:26 a.m. ET
Rohingya migrant Hubaib, 3, whose mother was killed in Myanmar before he fled to Bangladesh with his family, holds a red ball at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on Nov. 30, 2017.
An Afghan refugee girl gives a stuffed toy to her friend on Valentine's Day in the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Feb. 14, 2014.
A Congolese girl, displaced by fighting in North Kivu, holds a doll at the child-friendly space within the Mugunga III camp for the internally displaced people near Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Aug. 7, 2013.
Refugee children play with a stuffed toy at a makeshift camp at the Greece–Macedonia border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, on March 15, 2016.
Rohingya migrant Halima Khatun, 6, holds a whistle and a razor blade that she uses as toys at the Shamlapur refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Dec. 1, 2017.
A boy holds a toy gun while his parents take part in the "Migrant Via Crucis" caravan toward the United States, April 7, 2018.
A migrant girl holds a Bart Simpson doll after disembarking from the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship at the Port of Piraeus, Greece, on Sept. 10, 2015.
Rohingya migrant Mohammad Sadek, 5, holds a plastic fidget spinner that he found discarded at the Thankhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Dec. 2, 2017.
A migrant child rides a scooter at a temporary shelter in Hanau, Germany, on Sept. 18, 2015.
A child plays with a small toy car made out of a sardine can in Rann, Nigeria, on July 29, 2017.
A boy plays with his toy truck at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Port of Piraeus, Greece, on March 24, 2016.
Rohingya migrant Mohhamad Hussein, 10, holds a discarded syringe that he was playing with at the Thankhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Dec. 2, 2017.
A child rides a toy bike as migrants rest at a temporary shelter in Hanau, Germany, on Sept. 24, 2015.
A girl plays with a doll at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greece–Macedonia border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, on May 11, 2016.
Rohingya migrant Mohammad Arafath, 4, holds a mini toy trumpet at the Thankhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Dec. 2, 2017.
A South Sudanese refugee boy carries his toy truck, made from plastic containers and bottle tops, at the Imvepi reception center in northern Uganda, June 9, 2017.
A Kurdish refugee girl from the Syrian town of Kobanî holds a toy in front of her tent at a refugee camp in Suruç, Turkey, on Nov. 24, 2014.
Rohingya migrant Abdul Hafez, 5, holds bottle tops that he uses to play a game called "Medakhela" at the Thankhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Dec. 2, 2017.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the Senior Photo Essay Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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