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.