Should Belarus face consequences for this crisis?

Before you begin this activity, watch the Learning Zone video below on the story of Idris, an asylum-seeker from Syria.

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Now, give your opinion on the question below.

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Summarise your thinking with only three sentences maximum.

Comments (7)

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg stupendous_volcano | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom
    24 Nov 2021

    I have chosen 4 as I strongly believe that this event has been caused from the incompetence of the Belarus government,however I understand that they may feel pity and some compassion for new migrants and asylum seekers. Though assisting others is excellent, using illegal means is a violation of the country's rules. This is why I believe that this incident on the border has been caused mostly by Belarus.

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  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Nov 2021

    I chose No. 1 because Belarus has no guilt in pushing these migrants to leave their country and seek asylum. Some may fall upon them because they did not shelter them and did not find a solution for them immediately and not face all the consequences. In my opinion, all the surrounding countries should face the consequences if they are faced with them. Because it stood in front of a humanitarian issue and did nothing at all. It should help them and help Belarus. It suits both parties, not to remain a spectator of the problem, nothing more.

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  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Nov 2021

    I chose number 5 because Belarus does not have the right to give immigrants false and false hopes that they will lead a good life without troubles, and this is a robbery of the rights of immigrants.

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  • British Council.jpg playful_dragonfruit | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Nov 2021

    Should Belarus face the consequences of this crisis? A wonderful question, I do not think that you should face the crisis. It is the right of every country to receive any crisis that may be. With the escalation of the migrant crisis standing in front of the Belarusian borders, the European Union countries have intensified, led by Germany and France. They are striving to solve this crisis, through talks with Belarus and Russia, especially with the growing fears Poland from the infiltration of migrants across the eastern borders of Europe, after a clash occurred between soldiers and migrants, this is normal, so I hope that the problem will be solved as soon as possible

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg focused_language | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    29 Nov 2021

    I'm in the middle so I went for No.3 because they need food,drink and shelter to live but but why do they smuggle alsym speakers to the EU without asking the minister to come to the EU in the first place?

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  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Dec 2021

    I chose number 5 because Belarus does not feel guilty about the departure of these immigrants and gives them false hopes that they will live a decent life in its country without problems, and that it does not have the right to do what it wants. Or any of the countries, but I am amazed at what they did, whether for immigrants, asylum seekers, or anyone entering a foreign country. Indeed, it is the duty of Belarus not to expel asylum-seekers who are in dire need of assistance…….”

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  • British Council.jpg dynamic_bilberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Dec 2021

    I chose No. 5. I believe that it is necessary to face the consequence of every decision a person makes. Let alone if it is an international crisis, then the state must face all the consequences and look for solutions to what follows such a crisis and decisions based on the rules of immigration and asylum.

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