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. In Syria, the ongoing civil war has caused one of the worst refugee crises since World War II. At least 11 million Syrian people have been displaced, and the UN estimates more than half of them are children. Prior to 2011, nearly every child in Syria was enrolled in school and the country had a growing middle class. Human Side Of Refugee Crisis In Moving Photos » Hope 103.2 The human side of the Middle Eastern refugee crisis has been powerfully captured by a photographer on a ferry boat to Greece. Matthieu Paley, a photographer based in Istanbul, boarded a ferry on Chios Island in Turkey last month, to take his family on a holiday to the Greek Islands. He was surprised to find many passengers fast asleep, and it didn’t take him long to discover that they were refugees—most Afghans, Iraqis and Syrians, journeying from Lesbos Island to Athens. Many had made dangerous, illegal night-crossings from Turkey into Greece and stayed in camps on Lesbos Island, before paying their fares and boarding the enormous ferry to Athens.
Future Learning Spaces for Za'atari Refu Future Learning Spaces for Za'atari Refugee Camp Technology Potentially, one of the most powerful tools that is underused within Za'atari in terms of advancing the type and quality of educational programs available. Liminal spaces No definitive way forward, no way back, on the threshold of change but uncertain what that change may be. Conflicting emotions as to whether education in Za'atari will be relevant anywhere else, so it can be seen as not worth the investment (instead of working) or the risk (moving safely around the camp). Refugee Welcome Zones - Refugee Council of Australia There are currently 124 Refugee Welcome Zones in Australia. ACT: The ACT government has declared the Australian Capital Territory a Refugee Welcome Zone. Northern Territory: City of Palmerston
The Arabic Student: Top 15 Arabic Songs for Americans To western ears Arabic music sounds at first, well, foreign. It uses beats, rhythms, and scales that our ears just aren't used to. We didn't grow up with it so the music sounds strange. In this post you're going to find some songs that you will likely enjoy, even if you've never listened to Arabic music before. WHAT’S IN MY BAG? — Uprooted IRC 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.
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. 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?
Capoeira brings leisure and peace-building for refugees in northern DR Congo News Stories, 19 September 2014 © UNHCR/B.Sokol Central African refugees practice capoiera in front of a rapt audience at Mole camp in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. MOLE REFUGEE CAMP, Democratic Republic of the Congo, September 19 (UNHCR) – It's a hot, muggy Saturday afternoon in the Mole refugee camp, but while many people are taking a siesta, a hardy group of young men and women are indulging in their new obsession – capoeira. The Brazilian martial art includes elements of dance, acrobatics and music, and it is keeping people occupied and fit as well as helping ease tension between different groups of Central African Republic (CAR) refugees in this camp of more than 13,000 people in the far north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Zaatari refugee camp Zaatari (Arabic: مخيم الزعتري) is a refugee camp in Jordan, located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Mafraq which is gradually evolving into a permanent settlement. It was first opened on July 28, 2012 to host Syrians fleeing the violence in the ongoing Syrian civil war that erupted in 2011. On March 26, 2015, the camp population was estimated at 83,000 refugees. It is connected to the road network by a short road which leads to the highway 10. The camp features market-like structures along the main street where goods like vegetables, basic household equipment and clothes can be purchased. There are also coffee shops where shisha can be smoked. 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. 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. Foundation House Schools Support Program Resources – include School’s In for Refugees; A whole-school approach to supporting students of refugee backgrounds and Klassroom Kaleidoscope: a program to facilitate connectedness and well-being in the culturally diverse classroom. Refugee Education Support Program (RESP)