For teachers - ages 9-11 Geography: Activity Sheet: Refugees - Who, Where and Why?

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"Refugees are people who flee their country because of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group. A refugee either cannot return home, or is afraid to do so."

  • Using a dictionary, find the meanings of the following words:

    flee

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    persecution

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    race

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    religion

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    nationality

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    civil war

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    asylum

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  • a) Give an example of a conflict that has happened in the 1990s that has caused people to flee from their home and country.

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  • b) Where have the people fled to?

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  • c) What caused the people to flee?

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