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UN speaker: Being a refugee is an experience, not an identity. Mohammed Badran was forced to flee his home in Syria when he was 19.

UN speaker: Being a refugee is an experience, not an identity

But don't feel bad for him. Earlier this week, Badran was a guest at the United Nations' Summit for Refugees and Migrants, where he made clear something that gets lost in coverage of the refugee crisis: A person fleeing their home is not a victim forever. Fighting for their daughters: Syrian mothers open a school. “Our girls are sitting at home doing nothing!”

Fighting for their daughters: Syrian mothers open a school

Exclaimed Kabira, a Syrian mother of four daughters who now lives in a camp in Iraq. “They should be in school, so we are planning a demonstration.” The women’s committee of the Arbat refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq was in session. Growing up in the world's largest refugee camp. Story highlights One day in 1991, gunmen from the Hawiye clan attacked my father’s shop in Qoryooley, a city in southern Somalia.

Growing up in the world's largest refugee camp

When my father, who belonged to one of the main clans fighting the Hawiye escaped, he told us we had to flee. My parents later told me that gunmen from a coalition of clans had killed many people and looted the town on several occasions. I was just three, so this was all recounted to me by my parents. 57d9d01d0. Educating Refugees and IDPs. HDRP 2009 25. Help give Syrian refugee children the chance to learn, play and be kids again. Thousands of Syrian children are being given the chance to learn and play again after fleeing the bloody civil war.

Help give Syrian refugee children the chance to learn, play and be kids again

Charity Save the Children runs “child-friendly spaces” in refugee camps across the region. But with funding drying up nearly three million children who are out of school due face a future without access to education. Fay Hoyland, from Save the Children, said: “The war in Syria is denying children of one of their most important human rights – education.

“Save the Children is providing top-up classes, but we are also running out of funding so our children’s centres are threatened with closure. Read more: 10,000 refugee children missing after being 'targeted by sex gangs' A Safe Space For Syrian Refugees - CARE Australia - A Safe Space For Syrian Refugees. “Refugees in the camp trust CARE and our services.

A Safe Space For Syrian Refugees - CARE Australia - A Safe Space For Syrian Refugees

The refugees themselves are involved into the decision making process in the camp,” says Wael Ata, Community Development Assistant. Jordan currently hosts more than 615,000 Syrian refugees. In one refugee camp, more than 170 men, women and children come to CARE’s “Community Centre” every day to take part in psychosocial or recreational activities. Long Journey - Young lives. "I'm facing my own fear": Meet the Muslim woman starting a mobile shisha cafe to travel round Australia.

She lives in Shepperton, one of Australia's One Nation strongholds, where Islamophobia is rampant and she's got a smoking idea to put an end to it for good.

"I'm facing my own fear": Meet the Muslim woman starting a mobile shisha cafe to travel round Australia

One puff of the water pipe at a time ... By day she's a community worker and a single mum with three kids. By night Betul and her best mate Suzan Yilmaz are transforming an old caravan into a shisha cafe on wheels. They're gearing up to travel around the country with it, parking in random streets, opening their doors to all Australians who might fear Muslims.

"Forty nine per cent of Australians don't want us here," she says. Clouds Over Sidra: A Virtual Reality (VR) film. Fifty Largest Refugee Camps. Hagadera Camp, Dadaab.

Fifty Largest Refugee Camps

Photo UNHCR/B.Heger The legacy of the world’s conflicts can be seen in the scores of camps for refugees around the world. This story profiles the 50 most populous settlements administered by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Contrary to popular belief, many of these settlements are far from temporary, and most of the largest ones are in Africa and South Asia. In total, these camps are home to over 1.9 million uprooted people. WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium. 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.

WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium

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. Those allowed to bring extra baggage aboard often toss it overboard, frantically dumping extra weight as the leaky boats take on water. Myths & facts surrounding refugee. REFUGEES in AUSTRALIA Myths & Facts Myths and Facts Individual.

Myths & facts surrounding refugee

Isle of Wight 'superhead' running makeshift school for refugees. A controversial head teacher who made headlines with his disciplinarian teaching ethos and draconian uniform rules is running a makeshift school for refugee children in the camps near Calais.

Isle of Wight 'superhead' running makeshift school for refugees

Dr Rory Fox earned himself a reputation in the media of being “the toughest head in England” after cracking down on bad behaviour in class and sending scores of pupils home because of school uniform breaches. The one-time “superhead”, who used to be parachuted into failing secondary schools to turn their fortunes around, is now working out of a scout tent in the Grande-Synthe refugee camp outside Dunkirk. Once punctilious about his own appearance – as well as that of his pupils – Fox now goes to work in wellies and muddy trousers.

Life in a refugee camp: 'the cold and fear get in your bones' “I was not born to live here like this,” says Ali. “I have three languages but I really want to learn Japanese. I love Japanese movies.” Ali is from Iran.