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Not Just Numbers. The Syrian Refugee Crisis Explained Perfectly With a Simple Animation & Video. In September 2015, the body of a three-year-old Syrian boy was found floating on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis Explained Perfectly With a Simple Animation & Video

Photographs of the boy were quick to get circulated world over, and the world responded with a massive outcry over the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis. This was the first time the Syrian crisis was globally recognised as a burning issue, and one that needs to be addressed with utmost urgency. This video, by In a Nutshell , speaks about how the Syrian crisis is an international issue, and how it all started with countrywide unrest and the civil war in Syria. Immigration. UNHCR - Welcome to Against All Odds. Desperate Crossing. Refugees, Borders & Walls. Shame On Europe. Thousands of child refugees have arrived in Europe alone without any parents or relatives to look after them.

Shame On Europe

World War One: How 250,000 Belgium refugees didn't leave a trace. Image copyright Alan Taylor, Folkestone Historical Society The UK was home to 250,000 Belgian refugees during World War One, the largest single influx in the country's history.

World War One: How 250,000 Belgium refugees didn't leave a trace

So why did they vanish with little trace? Little could have prepared Folkestone for 14 October 1914. The bustling Kent port was used to comings and goings, but not the arrival of 16,000 Belgian refugees in a single day. Refugees - Cinema - History - Information - Lesson plans - Novels - Statistics - Videos - Vocabulary. As Many as 50 Migrants Found Dead in a Truck in Austria - Text + Audio - 27 August 2015 (learningenglish.voanews.com) Migrant crisis: Grim find of bodies in Austria lorry - Article + Photos + Video - 27 August 2015 "The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants have been found in a lorry abandoned in a motorway lay-by near the Austrian border with Hungary, authorities say.

Refugees - Cinema - History - Information - Lesson plans - Novels - Statistics - Videos - Vocabulary

" (BBC) Senegal migrant town Tambacounda mourns its lost sons - 27 August 2015 "People in one of Senegal's poorest areas are in mourning after dozens of their loved ones lost their lives in shipwrecks off the Libyan coast as they tried to make the treacherous journey to Europe. The BBC's Laeila Adjovi visited them. " (BBC) UK net migration hits record high - VIDEO - 27 August 2015 "Net migration to the UK is at an all-time high, reaching 330,000 in the year to March, the Office for National Statistics has said. Where Are the Syrian Refugees? - Factpod #17. Where Are the Syrian Refugees? - Factpod #17. Map: The walls Europe is building to keep people out. After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe.

Map: The walls Europe is building to keep people out

Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn't happen. Instead, various pressures have led Europe to adopt wall-building projects that would make Donald Trump proud. Right now, in Hungary, for example, the government is rushing to complete a 109-mile-long barbed wire border fence along its southern frontier with Serbia – a project made bitterly ironic by Hungary's 1989 decision to cut its border fence with Austria and help break the Iron Curtain.

"We have only recently taken down walls in Europe," European Union spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said when news of the fence spread in June. In 1 tweet, J.K. Rowling captured the media's hypocrisy in how it treats Syrian refugees. J.K.

In 1 tweet, J.K. Rowling captured the media's hypocrisy in how it treats Syrian refugees.

Rowling is heartsick over how the thousands of Middle Eastern refugees flooding into Europe are being treated. So when The Daily Express published an article about the major humanitarian crisis on the bottom of their front page, Rowling took them to task. Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes. That warning has become a global alert.

Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

Since the uprising against Assad in March 2011, over 240,000 people have been killed, 4 million Syrians have fled their country, and over 7 million have been displaced. The headlines are full of the heartbreaking stories of these refugees — including young children — who have died trying to reach safety in other countries. The story of these refugees is deeply tied to the effects of climate change. "We are experiencing a surprising uptick in global insecurity ... partially due to our inability to manage climate stress. " That's how Columbia University professor Marc Levy (who also does studies for the U.S. government) summed it up. Migrant crisis: Walking through Budapest's train station camp. That Little Syrian Boy: Here's Who He Was : Parallels. Editor's Note: The photos in this story may be distressing to some viewers.

That Little Syrian Boy: Here's Who He Was : Parallels

The original version has been updated to include additional details. A Turkish paramilitary police officer carries the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, found washed ashore near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday. The boats carrying the boy's family to the Greek island of Kos capsized. His 5-year-old brother and mother also lost their lives. DHA/AP hide caption itoggle caption DHA/AP A Turkish paramilitary police officer carries the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, found washed ashore near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday.

EU migrant crisis: What we know about Syrian refugee boys Aylan and Galip Kurdi. The Turkish smuggler who owned the boat is believed to have abandoned it when the sea became rough, leaving the passengers struggling to control it for an hour before it overturned.

EU migrant crisis: What we know about Syrian refugee boys Aylan and Galip Kurdi

The boys’ father, Abdullah, was one of the few survivors. He was in the sea for three hours before he was rescued by the Greek coastguard. Welcome (2009 film) Welcome is a 2009 French film directed by Philippe Lioret.

Welcome (2009 film)

It stars Vincent Lindon and features Firat Ayverdi and Derya Ayverdi in their inaugural roles. The film was released on 11 March 2009 in France. The director wanted to highlight the plight of illegal immigrants living in Calais, France, and their plans to reach the United Kingdom meeting activists and associations trying to help the refugees.[1] Go Back To Where You Came From. The Good Lie – Official Movie Site – Trailer, Film Synopsis –Own it now on Digital HD or Blu-rayTM. Refugees welcome. Now playing Today's refugee crisis is the biggest since World War II, and it's growing. When this talk was given, 50 million people had been forcefully displaced from their homes by conflict and war; now, a year later, the number is 60 million.

There were 3 million Syrian refugees in 2014; now there are 4 million. Inside this overwhelming crisis are the individual human stories — of care, growth and family, in the face of lost education, lost home, lost future. You can't cure a disease by medicating its symptoms – same goes for the refugee crisis. Last updated: September 3, 2015 You can't cure a disease by medicating its symptoms – same goes for the refugee crisis Södertälje, Sweden, early this morning; it’s dark, cold, and rainy.

We are standing outside an office, drinking coffee. Two of us are smokers, which is why we are outdoors. Many people greet us. New Resources About Refugees. The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day is coming-up in two days. Here is how it described at the official site: “The United Nations General Assembly designated June 20 as World Refugee Day to recognize and celebrate the contribution of refugees throughout the world. Go Back to Where You Came From.

Long Journey : Young lives. 2012_RW_ResourceKit_Ch5.pdf. Ishmael: A refugee story. The Little Refugee by Anh Do and Suzanne Do. Why people are fleeing Syria: a brief, simple explanation. With the refugee crisis worsening as many Syrians attempt to flee to Europe, many people may find themselves wondering just how the war in that country got so bad, and why so many are fleeing now. Here, then, is a very brief history of the war, written so that anyone can understand it: Syria is a relatively new country: Its borders were constructed by European powers in the 1920s, mashing together several ethnic and religious groups.

Since late 1970, a family from one of those smaller groups — the Assads, who are Shia Alawites — have ruled the country in a brutal dictatorship. Bashar al-Assad has been in power since 2000. This regime appeared stable, but when Arab Spring protests began in 2011, it turned out not to be. On March 18, Syrian security forces opened fire on peaceful protestors in the southern city of Deraa, killing three.

Perhaps inevitably, Syrians took up arms to defend themselves. It worked. By 2014, Syria was divided between government, rebel, ISIS, and Kurdish forces. The Boat. Migrant crisis: Live updates. Refugee Blues by W H Auden. Say this city has ten million souls, Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes: Yet there's no place for us, my dear, yet there's no place for us. Once we had a country and we thought it fair, Look in the atlas and you'll find it there: We cannot go there now, my dear, we cannot go there now.

CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF W.H AUDEN'S 'REFUGEE BLUES’ Put in simple terms, this is a poem about the plight of a specific group of refugees displaced and arriving in a country that is generally hostile to their situation, even if well-meaning. Refugee Blues - Auden Edexcel IGCSE English. My Life as a Refugee. Angelina Jolie Meets Syria's Lost Children. Most Shocking Second a Day Video.

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Refugee Policy. European Migration: 08/09/2015, Behind the News. Haya - A Young Syrian is keen to share her story by bbunhcr. Specialbilaga. UNHCR Handbook SV. We walk together: a Syrian family’s journey to the heart of Europe – video.