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For teachers - Refugee Council of Australia. Refugee Teacher Management. School Days: A lifeline for Syrian children. For Syrian children who have been uprooted by war, school is essential.

School Days: A lifeline for Syrian children

Classrooms provide children with a safe space to recover from trauma, develop bonds with other children, exercise their imaginations and build a foundation of learning that will help to heal and strengthen their families and communities into the future. Photos by Peter Biro/IRC Children at the Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq, home to some 40,000 Syrian Kurds, where the IRC is building a secondary school. Inside Syria, the IRC has established schools in three camps where thousands of families have taken refuge from the fighting.

Some 1,500 children are now enrolled. Morning classes follow the Syrian curriculum and include instruction in mathematics, science, Arabic, social studies, English and religion. Working with Young People who are Refugees. Syrian teenagers work with top iPhone photographer to produce their own portrait of life in a refugee camp. Save the Children has launched a unique online gallery of images captured by Syrian refugee teenagers on mobile phones.

Syrian teenagers work with top iPhone photographer to produce their own portrait of life in a refugee camp

The BBC launch is online now, under the following slideshow: Becoming A Refugee Through Your Smartphone. How Can Technology Improve the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time? By Olimar Maisonet-Guzman, Program Coordinator Last year, the United Nations Refugee Agency reported that the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons worldwide exceeded 50 million, the most since World War II.

How Can Technology Improve the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time?

The majority of refugees coming from Afghanistan and Syria are fleeing war-torn communities, and are running toward neighboring countries, often facing extreme poverty and limited opportunities to rebuild their lives. Technology has the potential to ameliorate the service and information gap that impacts refugee lives. Al-Zaatari’s 3G Zone In December 2014, I visited the Al-Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq on an IREX field visit to Jordan to understand the patterns of technology use in the country. The UN and relief organizations have embraced the use of a GIS map that tracks all services and programs in the camp to improve coordination. Mobile phones help refugees avoid isolation and learn about services and initiatives available inside the camp. Syria war refugees in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan don't all want to come here. Bestselling author Mark Haddon visited the Zaatari refugee camp in JordanThere are 600,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, 80,000 in the Zaatari campMany of the refugees are living in difficult conditions since leaving SyriaSome refugees have started businesses in the camp to earn a little money By Mark Haddon For The Mail On Sunday Published: 00:18 GMT, 27 September 2015 | Updated: 07:50 GMT, 27 September 2015.

Syria war refugees in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan don't all want to come here

What Refugees Bring When They Run for Their Lives. The following has been republished with kind permission from the International Rescue Committee.

What Refugees Bring When They Run for Their Lives

This year, nearly 100,000 men, women and children from war-torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have fled their homes and traveled by rubber dinghies across the Aegean Sea to Lesbos, Greece. Refugees travel light, for their trek is as dangerous as it is arduous. They are detained, shot at, hungry. Smugglers routinely exploit them, promising safety for a price, only to squeeze them like sardines into tiny boats.

Most have no option but to shed whatever meager belongings they may have salvaged from their journeys. Few arrive at their destinations with anything but the necessities of life. Learning World: Education for Displaced Children. Part 1 - Syria's Scattered Classrooms, Syria Syrian Refugees in Jordan - Nearly 28 million children live in conflict zones around the world.

Learning World: Education for Displaced Children

This week's Learning World episode focuses on the plight of these out-of-school children. Watch the video to find out how not-for-profit organizations are bringing education to more than 4,000 Syrian children living in the Zaatari refugee camp, 80 kilometers northeast of Amman in Jordan. The camp is now home to at least 45 thousand Syrian families who fled their homeland to escape the violent battles between the Syrian regime and rebel forces. Part 2 - Emergency Education Network, USA. Making a difference in refugees' lives through education. News Stories, 5 October 2015.

Making a difference in refugees' lives through education

Stories from Syrian Refugees. International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Stories from Syrian Refugees

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. WorkingwithYoungPeoplewhoareRefugees. Heartbreaking photos of drowned Syrian toddler show human tragedy of refugee crisis. Warning: This report contains images that some may find distressing The refugee crisis engulfing Europe has a shocking new face after photographs emerged of a young Syrian boy lying face-down on a beach in Turkey.

Heartbreaking photos of drowned Syrian toddler show human tragedy of refugee crisis

The boy was one of at least 12 Syrians who drowned trying to make it to the Greek island of Kos. One of the photographs shows the boy, wearing a red t-shirt and shorts, lying face-down on the shore with his hands by his side. Another shows a rescue worked carrying his lifeless body to land. Help is Coming: how I chose a forgotten Crowded House song to help Syrian refugees. I have two singles of the song Go West. It doesn’t matter which one I play.

Either will reduce me to tears, but only one is intended to have that effect. The version that gave Village People a hit in 1979 was intended to be no more or less than a song about the American dream. With words written and sung by Victor Willis (the one who dressed as a naval officer), Go West transcended its lyrical intentions. For thousands of gay men seeking to leave behind the strictures of small-town prejudice, Go West became the new national anthem of New York. Befriend a Child in Detention. Kids in Detention: 20/10/2015, Behind the News. Did you know that about 200 kids are currently being held by the Australian Government in immigration detention centres? Some are held in Australia, others on an island a long way from here called Nauru. But lately there's been growing concern for their welfare. A group of doctors from the Royal Children's Hospital in Victoria recently announced that they're now refusing to return kids sent to them for treatment from an immigration detention centre.

But why? Here's Carl. European Migration: 08/09/2015, Behind the News.