Which three perspectives...?

To make good decisions, it is important to hear from a range of perspectives.

A perspective is a point of view on something. People will think and believe different things based on who they are, where they are and what they have experienced.

Here are two perspectives on the topic of refugees:

These people are skilled, they are hardworking and they share new ideas and cultures.

An expert on the benefits of hosting refugees in a country


There are already too many people in this country that need help without adding more. Why are we helping refugees if we can’t help our own people?

A person who is worried about too many refugees coming to their country


Imagine you are someone who works in your country's government and you are deciding what to do about a refugee crisis.

Which THREE perspectives do you think it is really important to hear from? Why?

If you're not sure, you might want to pick some of the people/organisations from this list

  • Refugees
  • People from your own country
  • Historians
  • Celebrities
  • Other governments
  • Businesses
  • Journalists
  • Charities
  • Someone else?

Comments (10)

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

    Imagine a government figure that I'll do what the direction of the refugee crisis ?? Initially, the government is working to deal with the refugee and humanitarian sense, which is lacking to him at the present time, directing media government to put the plight of refugees and put the crisis in the media to find solutions, discuss ways and programs with neighboring resettlement governments, demanding the provision of safe and legal ways to reach and live in peace after saving the basics of life, and discuss the state holds its responsibilities and maintain the direction of refugees for their lives .. the remaining refugees from the files before the government table the issue so that we can get out of the crisis or minimize them ...

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

    A point of view that I thought was important and should be listened to, someone worried about refugees coming to his country
    Everyone looks at refugees from a negative perspective, for example the negative impact of refugees on the economy of the host countries
    It creates competition and hatred between them and the people of the host country
    But they do not look on the positive side, but refugees on the other hand bring with them to the host countries economic benefits and possibilities for development, such as new skills, and above all, higher consumption of food and other goods such as building materials, which ultimately promotes the growth of the host economy.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_pear's comment 10 May 2022

      This is a very important point to raise, well done! Can you find any evidence to prove that refugees have a positive impact on host countries? This would make your point even more convincing.

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      1. British Council.jpg genuine_memory | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 10 May 2022

        I think that refugees may affect the host countries positively. From my point of view, when this country hosts refugees, it does a good moral humanitarian work because when it does that, it increases the mention of these countries on a large scale around the world because there are thousands of refugees who seek refuge in other countries in order to Protect their lives and escape death
        On the other hand, I see that the impact of refugees on the host countries positive because it may be a lot of these refugees have the intelligence and experience and knowledge may make the host countries more urbanization and progress in the science of the existence of a huge proportion of intelligent refugees and their experience and some of the diverse cultures that carry in the sense of experience and make for a bright future This is another point of showing the extent of the positive impact of refugees on the host countries.

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      2. British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 10 May 2022

        Refugees bring with them to the host countries and the benefits of economic potential for development, for example, raise the level of consumption of food and other commodities such as building materials, reinforcing the end of the growth of the host economy. In contrast, the host community may benefit from aid programs, which includes, for example, infrastructure services infrastructure and social welfare provided by relief agencies to the needs of the refugees, as well as the financial support provided to refugees, which helps investment at the level of the host country and the establishment of projects that raise the income level of the state. .

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

    If we wanna know exactly what should a government do we have to know the government's main purposes which are as follows:
    1st purpose. Maintain social order.
    2nd purpose. Provide public services.
    3rd purpose. Provide security and defense.
    So as we can see here the government is there to provide the complete comfort for its citizens.
    So mainly the government has to check the people from own country who are its citizens to check what they're comfortable to, if they found their reasons of nervousness of refugees are logical then they have to listen to them.
    Second, they have to check for economists who are experts about what effects and outcomes could a country face due to refugees, and they might put suitable solutions.
    Last but not least governments who experience the same issue, governments who welcomes refugee who would share their experience about refugees and give suitable lessons about what to do and what to not concerning refugees issues and by that the government is taking an overlook about this issue.

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

    Source of government purposes:
    https://quizlet.com/101214806/3-main-purposes-for-government-flash-cards/

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

    I could be someone in the government, but I'm going to other governments to discuss ways to resolve the crisis and find solutions, and the division of human responsibility between governments and mobilize efforts to overcome the crisis with minimal losses for all states, the participation of governments in talks to avoid the danger that we did our duty to the direction of the crisis and how it will be the consequences for states and governments ..

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  • British Council.jpg openhearted_orchard | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    10 May 2022

    If I’m a person who works in my country’s government, I would listen to three perspectives. First of all, a person who is worried about countries economy is a great deal one that we should listen to. For example, after coming refugees to my countries work opportunities to citizens will be less since some refugees are taking their place in work. Refugees often accept a law payment for their work thus when any work leader find a person who accepts any amount of money and another from his country and needs higher, he will surely choose the refugee. Thus, citizens’ opportunities to work is less. Another person that I may listen to is someone who cares for health issues. To be more exact, some refugees may come with many illnesses and health troubles that might be transferred to countries people. I can support my opinion from an evidence from this sight: WHO/Europe | Migration and health - Migration and health: key issues . Finally, a government official from another country accepting refugees can be a great perspective. As an explanation, if I listen to a leader in Canada I would benefit from their experience with refugees. To achieve credibility I would like to share a link for an overview of refugees in Canada: https://www.unhcr.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Are-Refugees-Good-for-Canada-A-Look-at-Canadian-Refugee-Integration-November-2019.pdf

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

    If l work for my country,s government l will allow refugees to reunite families and also resettle all refugees and also l will teell governments to stop blaming refugees for economic problems and to investigate the human trafficking gangs who exploit refugees

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