What is life like for a refugee?

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What is life like for a refugee?

Refugees don't just experience violence in their home countries, they work hard to find a home so they can survive and they try find food for them and there family. Refugees are not useless, they are the exact same as humans and they should be treated like ,us Refugees often stay in refugee camps, however, the conditions in these camps are far from comfortably livable. A refugee's life is harder than it looks. Refugees are people forced to leave their countries because of persecution, war or violence. An example of country's who suffer from this are Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia.

What do Refugees want?

Refugees want a normal life, for example they want a home and they want to work. They want a life of security and freedom. They want to make sure their kids can go to school and they have the right amount of food. They need clothing, healthcare, shelter, and household and hygiene items for them to live. Refugees need protection from abuse and the right of freedom.

Comments (12)

  • British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    25 Apr 2022

    Others might say if they're suffering like this, and they are in need of food,healthcare, etc... So what's our matter? What do we have to do with this? It's not our problem! Welcoming them will cause us a lot of problems!
    But I would like to ask if you were in their place would you say that? If it's not our problem to help them, to save people from death of hunger, to get them out of their trauma, then who's responsibility is this? Let's pit ourselves in their place, let's imagine our children suffering from hunger, no money to put them in hospitals when they're ill, no money to put them in schools. Yes that's their situation, and we as humans have to feel with them, stand behind them to support them, because this is what a real human do!

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      amazing_reflection's comment 25 Apr 2022

      I agree with you on this. The summit of humanity is that we help each other regardless of identity. There is no difference between a refugee and a native citizen. In the end, all are individuals who were in the same country and on the same part of the land. The original citizen was born in the country. As for the refugee, he was forced to reach the same country, and I believe that if opportunities are equal, each of the The two parties will give their best to the state.

    2. Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
      amazing_reflection's comment 25 Apr 2022

      Well, amazing_reflection, you are right that it is not our problem but we should still help because imagine that is you, would you be happy if no one helped you. So the answer to your question is as many people as possible should help them.

      1. British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
        sympathetic_swan's comment 26 Apr 2022

        You understood me wrong, please read my comment carefully, I am saying what you are saying that we have to help them.

        1. Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
          amazing_reflection's comment 26 Apr 2022

          My misunderstanding, sorry, I would read carefully next time.

  • British Council.jpg gracious_concept | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    26 Apr 2022

    Nice post sympathetic_swan. Refugees just want a place where life assurance is guaranteed, a place they can also call home, good paying jobs, a life where they will be able to provide food, clothing and shelter for their families. Refugees just want to survive.

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

      This is absouloutly true because refugees don't want to sit around and be a nobody, no, they want to be useful and I heard a phrase no one is Useless and everyone is useful. They want a home which they can live in and a job for money to feed their family.

  • British Council.jpg gracious_concept | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    26 Apr 2022

    sympathetic_swan I totally agree with you on this. Good job!

  • British Council.jpg strong_bird | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    29 Apr 2022

    A refugee is a person who left his country against his will, and this prompts us to ask you what is the life of a refugee
    He is a person who was settled in his country, his livelihood and his work, and he got out of it because of the war. I am arriving in a country that secures his rights. The refugee lives in camps inhabited by refugees in tents, and it is difficult for them to take shelter in them due to the change in weather and weather conditions, and it is also difficult for them to secure their food and supplies for their occasions and feasts. The refugee tries as much as possible to change his life, but he cannot because he is not the one standing by his side and protecting his back
    Is not this right?

  • Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 May 2022

    I strongly agree with you. They do get out of there country because they are forced and there would be a lot of pressure on the person because they could abandon there family or they could not find a home.

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

    There is no dispute that anyone who is forced to leave their home and agree to settle in a remote place, not much is known about, will be in dire need of help without hesitation. Put yourself in the shoes of this refugee. You will be safe in your home. Suddenly you uprooted him and left everything behind. How will you feel?

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