Most of us tend to think of our bedrooms as our sanctuaries; our safe harbor, a place to temporarily block out the stresses of the day and provide somewhere to rest and restore ourselves. However, that’s not always the case when we step outside of our bubbles and look at what else is happening on a global level.

Documentary photographer James Mollison’s powerful series “Where Children Sleep” helps give us some much-needed perspective as he reveals some stark differences in the places children sleep around the world.

Take a look at the powerful images he captured below of children from both big cities to rural areas. While some live in the lap of luxury, others are simply struggling to survive. It’s a truly eye-opening series that helps bring awareness to the vast differences of how children live in modern times.

Nantio, 15, Lisamis, Northern Kenya

Nantio lives with her two brothers and two sisters in this yurt-like home.

Erlen, 14, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

A young mother expecting her third baby. Her first two passed away.

Dong, 9, Yunnan, China

He shares this room with his sisters and parents.

Samantha, 9, Long Island, New York

Samantha is a world champion black belt in karate.

Douha, 10, Palestinian Refugee Camp, Hebron, West Bank

One of 12 siblings, Douha lives in this room with her five sisters.

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