Refugee Update August 2019
The 5 biggest refugee myths: debunked
Even well-informed people have misconceptions about any subject, especially one as complicated and multi-faceted as refugee crises. Alexander Court, a marketing communications lead with the World Economic Forum, marked World Humanitarian Day by breaking down the top five myths surrounding refugees.
A storyteller chronicles the mass migrations that define our age
Paul Salopek has been not just working but walking with migrants for almost seven years. He sees their lives, triumphs, and issues at “boot level.” Read about his experiences in his own words.
Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week
After the military-led crack down in August 2017, more than 730,000 Rohingya fled their home state of Rakhine to Bangladesh. Now 3,540 refugees have been cleared to return home, but many are afraid to return. More here.
Pre-planned back to school baskets for teachers? Yes, please!
Berry Excited to Be in Your Class!
Tea: Raspberry Refuge
Treat: Chocolate covered berries
Supplies: Fun Post-it notes
You're a Peachy Keen Teaching Machine!
Tea: Amber Peach
Supplies: Pencils and a fun pencil cup
Prepped for Class Peppermint!
Tea: Peaceful Peppermint
Treat: Gourmet chocolates
Supplies: Chalk and mini-chalkboard
Mix it up and make it your own! What kind of back to school presents are your go-tos?
Rohingya: a member of a Muslim people inhabiting western Myanmar (formerly Burma)
Arakan: the former name of the Rakhine State
Rakhine State: one of Myanmar’s 14 provinces or 7 states; prior to the most recent crisis, most of the Rohingya lived in Rakhine State
Vox’s video covers the basics and shows the long history of the conflict through the use of timelines and photos.
This short video from the UN is a good starting place for those learning about the Rohingya crisis, covering the most basic aspects of the issue.
Chris Scott’s article for Sky news has interviews, history, and pictures of the devastation.
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