Myths & facts surrounding refugee REFUGEES in AUSTRALIA Myths & Facts Myths and Facts Individual The Right to Education Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty. Normative instruments of the United Nations and UNESCO lay down international legal obligations for the right to education.
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. 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.
Interview with a Syrian refugee Samira. Photo: Luca Sola Samira is a Syrian refugee. She arrived three days ago. She's living in a self-made shelter with just one room, which she shares with 12 other people. The Zaatari Refugee Camp — LIVED As an attempt to have the camp organized as a city, Zaatari was divided into 12 districts, with representatives chosen from each district. Leadership in the camp remains an issue with the presence of gang leaders, which is why UNHCR is hoping to have traditional Syrian leaders who were previously involved in their communities stepping up as positive leaders in the districts. The oldest part of the camp, Districts 1 and 2, is surnamed the ‘Old City’, and whilst it benefits from close access to services such as schools and hospitals, it is one of the highest densely populated area of Zaatari refugee camp. UNHCR is trying as much as possible to regroup refugees from the same previous Syrian communities into the same district, as an attempt to foster a sense of community within each district. The camp’s expansion and organization has been beneficial to many refugees, with the implementation of a taxi system, shopping streets, etc.
Syria crisis: Scars of war A plastic bag flutters in the desert wind brushing a desolate Jordan landscape. A Syrian refugee boy grasps a string that not only keeps the bag from flying away but also provides a tenuous grip on his fading childhood. For Syrian refugee children, kite flying keeps aloft memories of family, friends, and their once-promising future. The children salvage remnants of their war-shattered lives, even if it’s just with a dirty plastic bag that can barely stand up to the breeze.
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. 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. 360 Degree Videos for Education Upload Heather Breedlove Loading... Working...
The King Of The Shores: An Interview With a Syrian Refugee Smuggler M and W: What was the oddest phone call you’ve received? al-Khal: A Syrian journalist who used to be on TV all the time talking about how the rebels would defeat the government and how they would kill all the Alawites. One day he called me and asked me for help to go to Europe. He was receiving death threats. After he reached Hungary he called me again and he told me had been mugged and all his money had been stolen. Inside a Syrian refugee camp: 'Education is the only hope for children' What am I doing on a high plateau near the Lebanon-Syria border in the freezing, dusty town of Arsal? The area has been shunned by other western aid agencies as being too dangerous; beyond the ring of Lebanese checkpoints, Islamic State (Isis) and al-Nusra Front militants rule. So why am I here? I’m not brave. Even though I’ve taken all possible precautions, I get nervous at night when the power goes off and I lie in bed listening to the “crumph” of the Lebanese army shells and wait for the shadow of an Isis fighter to cross the glazed window of the locked door of my freezing, lonely store room. My Syrian team protect me as I move from camp to camp delivering 10 tonnes of winter clothing and materials for the refugee camp schools on behalf of Edinburgh Direct Aid (EDA).
When I grow up: Syrian refugee girls' dreams for the future realised in beautiful photoshoots Adolescent girls flee the conflict in Syria live dangerous and largely invisible lives. Their age, gender and place in society all make them vulnerable to violence, exploitation and abuse. They are often unable to safely access education and health care. They face the risks of early marriage and violence.