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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Syria - Refugee Education Challenge — Refugee Education Challenge. Over 50 million people globally have been forced to flee their homes – leaving behind their schools, jobs and communities.

Syria - Refugee Education Challenge — Refugee Education Challenge

In Syria, the ongoing civil war has caused one of the worst refugee crises since World War II. Refugee Children in Crisis. Refugee Welcome Zones - Refugee Council of Australia. There are currently 124 Refugee Welcome Zones in Australia.

Refugee Welcome Zones - Refugee Council of Australia

ACT: The ACT government has declared the Australian Capital Territory a Refugee Welcome Zone. Refugees Welcome. Asylum seeker intake explained: Who will come to Australia under the Government's plan? Updated The Federal Government has announced it will accept 12,000 extra refugees affected by conflict in Syria and Iraq.

Asylum seeker intake explained: Who will come to Australia under the Government's plan?

Those accepted will be eligible for permanent resettlement in Australia. But who will come, when will they get here and is Australia prepared for the new arrivals? Who will be eligible? This is a one-off intake of 12,000 refugees displaced by the conflict in Syria and Iraq. This additional quota is on top of the existing 13,750 places already set aside for this financial year. Displaced women, children and families will be prioritised from camps in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. There will be a focus on persecuted minorities. Unaccompanied minors present a very difficulty task in terms of both identification and resettlement because the Government has to become their guardian. How many people are seeking refuge? There are 630,000 Syrians in Jordan who have already been registered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Support for Refugee Students. ​Students from refugee backgrounds in schools, especially those with disrupted or no previous schooling, require additional support to develop the English language and learning skills they need to succeed in Australian schools.

Support for Refugee Students

They may also require specific support in relation to settlement, dealing with migration and pre-migration experiences and transition to mainstream schooling. Whole school support The Foundation House Schools Support Program – provides specialist services and support for schools to improve the wellbeing and engagement of students from refugee backgrounds, including professional learning.

A last resort? - Summary Guide: Education. National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention.

A last resort? - Summary Guide: Education

Syria’s Culture and Heritage. When people talk of the destruction of heritage, they think first of great monuments burning or destroyed to rubble.

Syria’s Culture and Heritage

Yet these monuments are about people, and it is with people that all discussions of heritage must start and end. Heritage is built by them, and used and reused by them. Heritage is also about more than built structures, it is about the intangible beliefs and practices associated with them, and the values assigned to them, as well as those which may have no material manifestation. Any consideration of destruction must include many expressions. Culture of Syria. Orientation Identification.

Culture of Syria

Syria is the name that was given to the region by the Greeks and Romans and probably derives from the Babylonian suri. Arabs traditionally referred to Syria and a large, vaguely defined surrounding area as Sham, which translates as "the northern region," "the north," "Syria," or "Damascus. " Arabs continued to refer to the area as Sham up until the twentieth century. Supporting refugee education. In general, refugee students have greater educational and support needs than most other newly arrived migrant students.

Supporting refugee education

Most refugee children and young people have had disrupted or no education prior to arrival in Australia. Many have no literacy skills in their first language and in addition may have complex health problems, including mental health issues as a result of their experiences. Schools. Download Human rights in the school classroom. Tackling racism in Australia is a unit of work that encourages students to think about diversity, particularly in relation to people, groups and their cultures, to affirm and celebrate difference and to use their understanding of diversity to act with respect, empathy and trust.

Download Human rights in the school classroom

In this unit, students explore the impact of discrimination and harassment on individuals, their family and friends and the wider community. Students learn to identify racial discrimination, racial harassment and racial vilification as unlawful acts, which undermine safe, respectful environments for all. Building on learning activities in the unit, students develop strategies and actions for celebrating diversity and taking action against racism. Roads to Refuge - Further reading on issues refugees face. Threshold Concepts: Liminality. References Cousin, G. (2006a), An introduction to threshold concepts, Planet No 17, December 2006, pp 4-5. [ last accessed 25 June 2008]

Threshold Concepts: Liminality

Syrian facts. Transforming education for the next generation! Changing the temporary mindset of refugees. Now that the entire Western world is embroiled in a debate about what we should do for the refugees, it’s time to look toward the next question: What should the refugees do for us? Giving asylum to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees is one thing. But the success or failure of this endeavour will depend very much on what the refugees do, and what they’re able to do, after they’ve settled. We are going to encounter the paradox of the refugee: They are not the same as immigrants, because of the unplanned and temporary nature of their arrival, because they are much fewer in number than immigrants, and because they are not joining a pre-existing community. Yet their success depends on them becoming the same as immigrants as soon, and as fully, as possible.

Syrian refugee crisis: This is about humanity, not religion - The Drum. Opinion Updated The fact that the Government would pause in light of such a visceral tragedy to suggest that Australia should prioritise Christian refugees from Syria speaks volumes, writes Sarah Malik. It was the picture that shocked the world. A little boy lies face down on the beach. His still, lifeless body caressed gently by waves. A Turkish police officer stands to one side, his shoulders hunched as if in prayer. The discovery of Aylan Kurdi's body on a Turkish beach last week cut a searing image in the conscience of the world. The Australians taking in Syria's refugees. As she plays fetch with her dog Tim in the backyard, she's surrounded by tall gum trees and her pool is nestled between a neatly clipped lawn and a generous balcony.

One family to be accepted in Australia's promised intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees will soon be part of Kellie Power's comfortable life, at least for a short time. "This is a wonderful way to give them a head start by welcoming them into our homes and helping them integrate into the community from day one," she said.

Kellie hasn't even notched up a year in her home but a spare bedroom and her converted attic will be providing privacy and quiet space to comfortably house a family of three or four. Education for refugees can help save Syria's lost generation. With the world’s focus firmly on the European response to the refugee crisis in recent weeks, attention has been diverted away from the humanitarian needs of the Middle East itself. Only a minority of refugees have fled to Europe, with the majority of Syrians travelling across neighbouring borders to Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon. Education without borders: teaching Syria's lost generation.

Four years into the Syrian conflict and almost three million Syrian children are out of school. Economic pressures on families who have fled to neighbouring countries mean children face years without formal education, many forced into child labour or early marriage. Syrian refugees - secure an education for 1m children. The Challenge of Education.

Great article Kate, very thought provoking. – robertab

Syrian refugee children take over @UNICEF Twitter to tell their powerful stories - UNICEF Connect. Update 30 September: read the tweets and conversations from the takeover here: The conflict in Syria has entered its fifth year and impacted the lives of millions of children. The Washington Post. Sweden – Stories from Stockholm. Alan was in the second year of his law degree when the conflict forced him to end his studies. The fighting in his home town, al-Hasakah, had become so intense that simply leaving home had become extremely dangerous. Sweden – Stories from Stockholm. Fleeing Terror, Finding Refuge. What happens when you become a war refugee?

How to Build a Perfect Refugee Camp. Photo From the outside, the temporary shelter for Syrian civilians in Kilis, Turkey, doesn’t look like an inviting place to live. It looks like a prison. City of the Lost. 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.

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. Australia's resettlement of Syrian refugees is tinged with déjà vu. A government that seemingly privileges particular refugees on account of their religion? Donate to the Syria Crisis - World Vision Australia. What is the Syria Crisis? Almost five years of conflict has left four million Syrian refugees seeking shelter in neighbouring countries, and countless more struggling to reach safety in Europe.

Abbott government agrees to resettle 12,000 Syrian refugees in Australia. Asylum seeker intake explained: Who will come to Australia under the Government's plan?