UNHCR video study

Students work on a definition of a refugee, compare it to the 1951 convention and then work on creating a protocol to prepare for a roleplay where they are refugees and members of UNHCR.

Push and pull factors


  • A REFUGEE is someone who didn’t / doesn’t have the choice to leave /
  • whose life is in danger / victim of imminent danger –
  • he fears for his life
  • victims or potential victims of genocide, wars, persecution, insecurity

Poverty / economic problems ? Want a job / make more money

> economic migrants not considered as refugees.

Victims of natural disasters may be relocated to another city in the same country.

> considered as internally displaced people.

Their reasons have to be honest? > well-founded

Protocol / questions / proof people tell the truth ?

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