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2018 Window to the World: Peace and Justice

MYBennies IBL Project

Resources in Accessit

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

Useful Links- Extension

Refugees International

The UN Refugee Agency- Internal Displaced People

International Committee for the Red Cross- Refugees and Displaced People

UNESCO- What is a Displaced Person?

ABC- Number of forcibly displaced people hits 51 million, highest since WWII: UNHC



One in sixteen people living in Australia has a relative in their family with a refugee background (AustCare figures). As a teacher you face the possibility of having students with sensitivities to the refugee issue. This program examines what it is like to be a refugee, why people become refugees and what we as a community can do about it. Students will learn how to analyse their own and others values and gain some understanding about the values of a socially just society.

Define refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers and immigrants. Where refugees are located, why, who looks after refugees, what it is like to be a refugee. East Timor and Cambodian/Thai border refugee camps case studies and what action United Nations Commissioner for Refugees and AusAID are taking. 


UNHCR’s governing body, at its annual meeting, draws attention to the increasing numbers of displaced and the challenges of protecting and assisting them. The number of forcibly displaced people is equivalent to the 26th largest nation on earth.


National Geographic

Mapping Displaced People Around the world- Explore mapmaker interactive layers on refugees, assylum-seekers and IDP's


World Health Organization