How do you think governments could help refugees settle in better?

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If you were head of a european government how would you make life a bit easier for refugees from Syria, Urkraine or anywhere else coming in to your country?

Think about:

  • -The way of entry (e.g visas)
  • -Their living situation
  • -Money

-Healthcare and school

-Anything else which would relate

I look foward to hearing you reponses!

Comments (21)

  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    11 May 2022

    A short post but a great question, well done! What do you think that governments could do better?

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    1. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 11 May 2022

      Hi
      I have a question, is this enough to support the government in dealing with the refugee as a human being with full rights that respect his humanity?

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  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2022

    As for me, if I were president and received refugees, I would build them schools and health centers for them to feel at home, and I would make use of their skills and abilities to work, and because my religion urged me to have mercy and sympathy for them, everything would be available to them as a native lives in his country except for elections, I will not allow anyone to run for office in elections, because if someone takes over from a foreign country, he will work for the benefit of the country to which he belongs.

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    1. avatar.jpg Michelle @ Arup
      caring_personality's comment 17 May 2022

      Hi @caring_personality, thanks for your comment. Your point of view is very interesting. However, with that many refugees, do you think the government can take in everyone?

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  • British Council.jpg content_river | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2022

    The government can help refugees in many ways, for example, treating refugees in their country with love and kindness, establishing centers and associations for taking care of refugees, providing services, aid, and money for them, giving them job opportunities.And add them quickly Establishing sessions to express the opinion of refugees and give them all their rights

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    1. Serena @ Arup
      content_river's comment 12 May 2022

      I like you concept of establishing centers and associations with a primary focus on the refugees, content_river. You mention 'sessions' for refugees to have their opinions heard. How do you envisage these sessions taking place? Do you think it is important for the wider public to hear their stories?

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      1. British Council.jpg content_river | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Serena @ Arup's comment 14 May 2022

        I think it is wonderful to hear the story of the refugees and hear the story of their escape and their struggles with the rival country or the reason for their separation from their country and the reason that attracted them to emigrate to the countries in which they will settle.These sessions can be held through the ministers of the state who immigrate to it, such as establishing them in public places, and it is wonderful to have the press to convey the suffering of all the refugees

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2022

    The government can grant visas
    Granting sick visas
    Refugees with serious health conditions can get life-saving treatment, if governments decide to grant them visas to a country where they can get treatment
    The government can provide visas to refugees to start or continue their studies in another country. Such an opportunity can turn people's lives upside down by completing their education, integrating, earning a living and contributing to society.

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  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 May 2022

    If you are a prime minister, I will facilitate the entry of borders as well as facilitating the passage of refugees to the countries they want, and work to reunite the refugee families and issue visas for them ....

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  • British Council.jpg contemplative_drum | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    12 May 2022

    If I become a head of a european government I would make the lives of refugees easier by opening up safe routes to sanctuary for refugees. This means allowing them to reunite with their relatives, and giving refugees visas so they don’t have to spend their life saving and risk drowning to reach safety. Also, It means resettling all refugees who need it. Resettlement is a vital need and one of the most important needs that should be given for the most vulnerable refugees including torture survivors and people with serious medical problems. By this I can save 1.2 million people urgently need this lifeline rightnow. I read this in a magazine that was talking about the important requirements of refugees.

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  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    12 May 2022

    This question has always been in my mind. Why are refugees settled by the government in dry areas of some countries?

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  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    13 May 2022

    . Giving people a chance to get asylum
    Every person should be allowed to enter the country in order to seek asylum, as it is a human right. The process must be fair and efficient. But many governments leave asylum seekers without a final answer for years, and may send some of them to other countries where their lives may be at risk.

    Family reunion
    Having family members together will make a big difference for people trying to live with a different life and culture, because the process of forgetting what happened with them and recovering from a deep trauma takes time. Therefore, governments have an obligation to allow refugees to join family members already settled abroad through family reunification.

    Granting sick visas
    Helping refugees with serious illnesses get life-saving treatment, if governments decide to grant them visas to a country where they can get treatment. About 200 refugees per month with life-threatening diseases were resettled in the United States, until such a decision was prevented, which negatively affected many refugees.
    To learn more about this, you can access the link https://www.amnesty.org

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  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    13 May 2022

    Many people may want to become a head of state, but not for the sake of fame and money, but for the sake of changing and making the country for the better. So if one day you became the head of a state, what is the first thing you will change? This is a question that must be answered in a way that makes your acceptance of this position something useful

    During my research on this topic, I entered the following link: https://io.hsoub.com. Many people gave their opinions and I pass them on to you.The education system..and all problems will be solved
    Allocating the largest possible amount of the budget to support the health and education sectors, and planning to make them 100% free, if possible, with the first, at least, symbolic amounts

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  • British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    13 May 2022

    Numerous countries took refugees crisis into consideration and made projects for them to aid them in order to settle. As an example, The UK government launched the "Homes for Ukraine" scheme to allow Ukraninians without relatives in the UK to settle there. Under this scheme, people in the UK can nominate an individual or family to stay with them rent-free for at least six months. Which is a super helpful project that helps refugees as they are not able to buy houses, and even renting houses is so expensive for them as they're financially broken.
    Source of information:
    https://talk.economistfoundation.org/projects/refugees-and-responsibility/the-discussion/take-our-quiz-about-helping-refugees/
    I have a question inspiring_outcome. You as a person from United Kingdom, what more information you know about this project?

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  • British Council.jpg quick_banana | Makini Academy | Kenya
    15 May 2022

    I think, as part of the European government I would enhance the living conditions because of situations for instance, countries like Ukraine. They are being attacked by the Russians, which affects all sorts of people ,especially the elderly, women, children. I would also wave visa fees so that the citizens of Ukraine can come into the country without having to incur the difficult procedures of obtaining a visa

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      quick_banana's comment 16 May 2022

      Can you see any risks with waving visa fees?

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 May 2022

    Okay
    In your post, you are talking about how the government helps refugees settle down
    But from my point of view, when I surfed the Internet, I found that the government is violating the rights of refugees and does not care about them
    What will you say?

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    1. Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg inspiring_outcome | Graveney School | United Kingdom
      appreciative_pear's comment 19 May 2022

      It is about helping them to settle down and also how to make them feel welcome in the country as well as how they could live a possibly more permanent life in the country they fled to.

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  • British Council.jpg trusting_pear | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    16 May 2022

    This question can be linked to another question i answered on topical talk, which is "Are richer countries responsible for hosting refugees"? The link is that as countries are responsible for hosting refugees, richer countries will combat the crisis by offering them a better resettlement.
    And some ways for that are:
    ●Facilitating the way for them ( in a way of simplisizing the visas, or by just permiting them to enter with a passport)
    ● Runite families
    ● Embrace technology ( offer them technological tools in a way of helping them so they can come up with new inventions and settle easier and better)
    ● Have education as a number one priority for youth refugees
    ● offer work visas or employment for graduated refugees
    You can more here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/i-welcome-community-2/welcoming-refugees-solutions/
    another link might be useful: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2015/10/eight-solutions-world-refugee-crisis/

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  • avatar.jpg Andy @ KPMG
    17 May 2022

    As well as education, what do you think are other priorities for young refugees?

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  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    18 May 2022

    In my point of view, refugees should First go through cancelling because it is trauma that can make them to lose hope of ever settling in a country. Apart from physiological help to get over their own trauma, they must be given The COVID-19 jabs so that to prevent refugees with low immune systems and chronic diseases to settle without getting into risks of getting into contact with an infected person not knowing.

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