The majority of the world’s refugees are children and youth. The 66 million refugees are 66 million people. The global refugee crisis is a developing world crisis, with 90% of refugees living in developing or poor countries. The children are loosing years of their childhood being on the move, staying in refugee camps and settlement, and often with no or little access to schools and kindergardens. Toys are completely missing from their lives. They experience to be held back behind fences, stuck on islands, and they miss and long to return back home to the place they were forced to leave and where often their grand parents are left behind. The Afghan, Iraqi, and Syrian Children are resilient despite hardship and the adversity they experience. They are children above all while being forcibly displaced.
Dorte Verner’s photography focuses on people that have no voice and will never make the news. She captures their beauty and strength through intimate moments, whether in refugee camps or in indigenous communities impacted by climate change. Dorte's portfolio centers on environmental portraits, with images inspired by the life and livelihood of people living in extreme situations and in remote geographical locations. These include rural areas in Africa such as Omo Valley, the Arabian Deserts, Latin America’s semi-arid areas and the Amazon, and Asia’s mountains and plains. Many of the people living in these areas are affected by climate change, globalization, and other changes, which they have contributed little to. Others are forcibly displaced, including refugees.