What is a refugee simulation?
A refugee simulation is an an immersive experience designed for groups to step into the shoes of a refugee and to teach empathy. It also creates empathy, making all of us better teachers, students, friends and neighbors.
What is the refugee project?
The Refugee Project is an interactive map of refugee migrations around the world in each year since 1975. UN data is complemented by original histories of the major refugee crises of the last four decades, situated in their individual contexts.
How do Syrian refugees escape?
The majority of Syrian refugees, about 5.6 million, have fled — by land and sea — across borders to neighboring countries but remain in the Middle East.
How is the life of a refugee?
Many refugee families flee empty-handed and are forced to pursue informal labor or have their children work for a few dollars a day, just so they can make ends meet. Luckily, in government-run camps like Zaatari, where Nour lives, there are often more resources for refugees to get what they need.
What are refugees?
Refugees are people who have fled war, violence, conflict or persecution and have crossed an international border to find safety in another country. They often have had to flee with little more than the clothes on their back, leaving behind homes, possessions, jobs and loved ones. Learn more about refugees.
Where are the world’s refugees?
Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees, with nearly 3.7 million people. Colombia is second with 1.7 million, including Venezuelans displaced abroad (as of end-2020)….Welcome to UNHCR’s Refugee Population Statistics Database.
Why do refugees go to Turkey?
Syrians are leaving their country, primarily, to escape violence, poverty, and lack of access to basic services because of the ongoing war in Syria since 2011. So Syrians come to Turkey because it is easier to reach Turkey. But also, cultural ties, family ties, religious and historical ties play an important role.