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Literacy Year 6: Refugees

UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT REFUGEES

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These are the facts:

65 Million people are now forcibly displaced, with more refugees and migrants leaving their homes than ever before, travelling along dangerous routes and often failling to find safety and protection. The vast majority - 40.8 million, including 17 million children, are displaced within their own countries.

Image:Rostyslav Savchyn

Immerse yourself in the experience of being a Syrian Refugee. Choose your own escape route and see what happens to you. Click on the image above to begin.

LINKS

Watch the video 'Welcoming a refugee family to Australia' by clicking here.

Watch a video 'Refugee kids adapt to Australia' by clicking here.

Click here for access to the BTN Welcome Book

Fawad dreams of finding the next Shane Warne The story of Fawad Ahmed, who fled persecution in Pakistan.

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What is a Refugee?

 

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of:

  • persecution
  • war
  • violence

A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of:

  • race
  • religion
  • nationality
  • political opinion or membership in a particular social group

Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.

Two-thirds of all refugees worldwide come from just five countries: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia.

Source : (www.unrefugees.org)

LINKS TO BTN VIDEOS

VIDEOS

Life Through A Refugee's Eyes.

REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS

Click here for a very clear infographic on refugees and asylum seekers.

REFUGEE DAY

Life Through A Refugee's Eyes.

The Seekers: I am Australian.

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