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The Story of 3 Young People

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Maggie Chumbley

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The Stories of 3 Young People
Refugee:

race
religion
nationality
part of a particular social group
political opinion

a person fleeing persecution in their home country
because of their

immigrant
IDP

(internally displaced person)
a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
who must move across an international border.
a person fleeing persecution, but who does not
cross an international border.
10.4 million refugees worldwide
source: unhcr.org 2013
Only
1%
of refugees are given opportunity to resettle safely in a new country
50.8% of refugees are from Asia and Pacific
source: unhcr.org
Byaombe
Asmaa
Bassam
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tanzania
Somalia
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Syria
Seattle,WA. USA

Bassam is one of 2 million Iraqi refugees who have fled their country since the US occupation in 2003.
150,000 Iraqis sought safety in Syria.
Most of the Iraqi refugees will never return to Iraq.
Somalia is the second largest source
of refugees in the world.
Many Somali people face threats of violence and famine due to terrorism and drought.
The failure of the Somali state in 1991 led to increased violence in the struggle for power.
Asmaa moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1998.
More than 460,000 Congolese have fled their homes into neighboring countries due to violence from armed rebel groups. Much of the conflict centers around mining rights.
The conflict in DRC has been characterized by high levels of sexual violence, perpetrated both by non-state armed groups and the Congolese army.
Byaombe moved to a refugee camp in Tanzania in 1996
Bassam moved to Syria when he was in 4th grade
A Collaborative Project by:
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What didn’t make sense or was hard to understand?


What questions came to mind as you watched?
What surprised you?
Which images did you react to the most?
How is this person's life similar to yours?
What is the central message of this story?
What didn’t make sense or was hard to understand?


What questions came to mind as you watched?
What surprised you?
Which images did you react to the most?
How is this person's life similar to yours?
What is the central message of this story?
What didn’t make sense or was hard to understand?


What questions came to mind as you watched?
What surprised you?
Which images did you react to the most?
How is this person's life similar to yours?
What is the central message of this story?
If you had one minute to flee what would you take?
Every minute 8 people around the world leave everything behind to escape war, persecution, or terror.
No one chooses to be a refugee.
Byaombe, Asmaa and Bassam now live near Seattle, where they are studying hard at school and developing their leadership skills .
They thank you for witnessing their stories.
Let's talk about Byaombe's story
Let's talk about Asmaa's story
Let's talk about Bassam's story
Please join our Story Circle
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