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Malala Yousafzai tells Syrian refugee Mazoun's story. Inside The Syrian Refugee Camp The Size Of A Small City. Life through the eyes of a refugee: 500 children in Lebanon given cameras to document their plight - Middle East - World - The Independent. A total of 500 children aged between seven and 12 years old, displaced from Syria and living as refugees in Lebanon, were given disposable cameras to document their lives.

Life through the eyes of a refugee: 500 children in Lebanon given cameras to document their plight - Middle East - World - The Independent

Girls and boys stand together in an informal settlement in the Bekaa Valley. They were photographed by Nahed, 10, from Aleppo. Unicef/Zakira An expanse of makeshift shelters is visible in an informal settlement in the Tal Serhoun area of the Bekaa Valley. The scene was photographed by Moussa, 12, from Aleppo Governorate, in the Syrian Arab Republic. The project, named “Lahza 2” and supported by Unicef, aimed to offer the children a form of "psychological support and catharsis through artistic expression". Refugee Journey: 26/11/2013, Behind the News. We often hear stories about people coming to Australia as refugees, in search of a better life.

Refugee Journey: 26/11/2013, Behind the News

But what we don't hear much about is the long journey they took. You're about to hear the story about a young guy who escaped a country at war. Here's Tash. NATASHA THIELE, REPORTER: He has a couple of uni degrees, a loving family, a girlfriend and some tall genes. Life's pretty sweet for Johnson Maker. Johnson comes from Sudan, a country in North Africa. JOHNSON MAKER-ADENG: I was just living a happy life, being a kid. During the attack his dad was killed. JOHNSON: So, yeah, it was a bit hard at that moment. Refugees. © UNHCR/H.

Refugees

Caux The practice of granting asylum to people fleeing persecution in foreign lands is one of the earliest hallmarks of civilization. References to it have been found in texts written 3,500 years ago, during the blossoming of the great early empires in the Middle East such as the Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians and ancient Egyptians. Refugee life through a child’s eyes: Young Syrians capture the laughter and heartbreak of living in a refugee camp in photos they took themselves. The incredible photos have been taken by Syrian refugee children forced to leave their country in on-going violenceChildren were given cameras by world-renowned photographer Reza Nomade as part of his Exile Voices projectThey captured life inside Kawergosk refugee camp in Erbil, northern Iraq, home to more than 10,000 Syrian refugeesBeautiful images show the children laughing, washing and playing with their toys despite their dire struggles Among the rubble is the heartbreaking picture of some frozen shoes belonging to a young girl who wanted to go to photography class - but waited until her shoes had thawed By Jay Akbar For Mailonline Published: 09:08 GMT, 30 July 2015 | Updated: 23:18 GMT, 31 July 2015 They are homeless, hungry and sometimes alone.

Refugee life through a child’s eyes: Young Syrians capture the laughter and heartbreak of living in a refugee camp in photos they took themselves

But their stunning pictures show how they have managed to retain some shred of childlike innocence. 16-year-old Solin Qasem's image of a toddler standing triumphantly in front of his tent Syrian child talks about life at Kawergosk refugee camp. BBC Two - Seeking Refuge - Clips. Shaun Tan - The Arrival Animation. The Arrival - Motion Graphics (Book by Shaun Tan) Syria: what students need to know. What do students really need to know about Syria?

Syria: what students need to know

Here are 4 key ideas that can help kids go beyond the latest headlines: 1. Syria isn’t just a war on a map. For thousands of years, Syria has been a place where human beings lived, laughed, created art, studied, and loved. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea, located between Lebanon and Turkey, and a bit bigger than the American state of Pennsylvania, the country of Syria contains several ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites that used to attract tourists from all over the world. 2. 3. 4.

To learn more about Syria from a variety of media perspectives, check out The Week’s ongoing coverage. The Syrian refugee crisis in numbers. West End Refugee Service - Asylum Refugee Animation. What does it mean to be a refugee? - Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman. To learn more about global forced displacement, a good place to start is the website of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

This includes plenty of information and resources; including a basic explanation of the Refugee Convention and an annual report on patterns of forced displacement. The website also looks at individual stories, trying to match the statistical data with more personal accounts of displacement. To further investigate the challenges faced by those who seek to begin a journey from war to safety, the missing migrants project looks broadly at those—both migrants and refugees—who have died along migratory routes (both at land and at sea).

For more detailed information, you can read this report by the International Organization for Migration. In this TED Talk, Melissa Fleming (UNHCR) tells the story of two refugees and their harrowing journey towards safety. It is important to realize that arriving at the destination and obtaining refugee status does not mean the end of problems. World Refugee Day - Animated Short Film.