What are the main reasons that Refugees left there country?

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There are many problems in the world but the problem I'm focusing on today is what are the main reasons that Refugees left there country?


Some refugees left their country from wars. Refugees are very unlucky because they are forced to leave their country when it is underattacked. This is not fair because you have to find a new home and you could maybe not speak the language of the country you are living in. War can be tough for people ( especially children) because the chances of you and your family having mental health problems gets a bit higher and this might cause, anxiety and depression.

Climate change

Having climate change can effect your country by having warmer temperatures or higher sea levels. These things threaten our health by affect ng the water we drink the food we eat, the weather we experience and the air we breathe. Also it is'nt just these things which effect refugees, Things like more frequent and intense drought, melting glaciers and warming oceans storms, heat waves and rising sea levels can still do many things to our world.

Covid 19

Lastly, covid 19 caused many refugees to leave there country and flee to a safer country. This was a hard thing and it still is because covid 19 is still here but luckily, it has improved. Many people in the last 2 years had to flee to countries but it was hard because they needed to do covid tests and if they were positive then they couldn't travel. Refugees are people who have to go through very serious and hard jobs/things.

Your question is:

Imagine you were a Refugee and how would you feel if you had to flee to country to country?

Comments (10)

  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    12 May 2022

    A great post, sympathetic_swan! Do you have any evidence for people fleeing their country because of Covid-19?

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  • Ericka Shin.jpg Ericka @ The Economist
    12 May 2022

    Great post, sympathetic_swan. Your mention of climate refugees particularly stood out to me. What can and should the world do to prevent climate-caused displacement of peoples?

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

    A great post sympathetic_swan, although you mentioned great reasons of the fleeing of refugees, but I don't think COVID-19 reason is that accurate or important. I can see a lot of other significant reasons that lead to fleeing other than COVID-19 that came for just 2 years and didn't lead for refugees, maybe COVID-19 causes more problems for the refugees who are in host countries but it is not a cause for refugees.
    This cause can be replaced by a lot of other causes like hunger, poverty, or facing violence...

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    1. Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
      amazing_reflection's comment 13 May 2022

      I know covid 19 did not do alot but refugees still had to flee from this.

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      1. Cheam Fields logo venturous_journalist | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
        sympathetic_swan's comment 18 May 2022

        I agree strongly sympathetic_swan because Covid-19 was a big thing for refugees and it affected us all, especially the vulnerable populations, which refugees and migrants often find themselves in. COVID-19 could have even more dire consequences in refugees camps than in general populations. This is why it was painful for refugees a bit more than citizens.

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    2. British Council.jpg trusting_pear | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
      amazing_reflection's comment 16 May 2022

      I totally agree with you amazing_reflection, on that there are more significant reasons leading to the flee of refugees rather than COVID_19. But, if we remember the start of the disease, people had the fear of the rapid spread of the virus, so some fleed from the countries with the highest numbers of people diagnosed with the virus. For instance, from China, Italy, Spain...
      On the other hand, one who disagrees with me might say that Covid_19 wasn't a direct reason for people to refuge, but COVID19 had worsen the refugee crisis, putting refugees under the line.

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

    Poverty, the difficulty of obtaining vaccinations, and the high number of deaths may have led to the displacement of many people to search for ways to save their lives by any means, even if migration is the way to escape.

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

    sympathetic_swanI enumerated the types of asylum everyone knows and I agree with you on that but there is another type of asylum request, which is because of a change of religion or religious persecution, and it is possible for anyone in the world. But the process of obtaining it is not possible for everyone, and there are conditions for obtaining it. And if they granted asylum to every person authorized to change their religion only, this kind of religious asylum would be the most famous in the world.

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

    I can see a link between this post and another
    post from a student in topical talk which is " climate change ". The link of the post : https://talk.economistfoundation.org/projects/refugees-and-responsibility/the-discussion/climate-refugees/. The link is that this post suggests many reasons for a refugee to flee his home and one of them is climate change which we had a lot of information about it from the past post . Climate change plays an affective consequence to take refuge . It exacerbates the phenomenon of refuge.Floods have washed away slums in cities and destroying homes and deprive people of their source of livelihood. In addition to the high temperature of the difficult working conditions outdoors and many as drought,floods,severe storms, tornadoes. This lead to the displacement of 23 million people to search a better and safer life . Moreover, I think that the refugees can feel their memories of their childhood spent running away from war trying to find stability in a place where you feel like an outsider which I think I would exactly feel like it.

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

    Many countries face a severe violation of human rights at the hands of the rich and powerful. Often carried out by people who hold a position of authority and are fueled by greed, corruption, and power. Full-fledged corruption leads to severe unemployment and economic disparity. Poor citizens of such countries are often violated by the rich and powerful.

    Gender and sexual-orientation-based violence is an increasing reason for the ongoing refugee crisis. The UNHCR recognized this and made it a valid reason to seek asylum in 2012. As many as 77 countries in the world criminalize same-sex relations and seven countries punish it with the death penalty.

    Poor people in these countries are often targets of violence, death threats, and discrimination and live in a constant state of fear. This result in displacement to countries that offer asylum and accept LGBT+ individual with open arms.

    How can we stop this discrimination that is taking away our country’s population?

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