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HUMANS OF NEW YORK:

REFUGEE STORIES
REFUGEE AND ASLYUM

LEARNING INTENTIONS
Students will articulate and understand why people

become asylum seekers and refugees.


Students will be able to empathise with the situation
of people who are refugees or are seeking asylum.
Students will be able to identify and explore the
values and social and ethical positions of others
within the HONY refugee stories, as well as their
own.

Curriculum link
Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions

represented in texts (VCELT462)

identifying and analysing ethical positions on a current issue


debated in blogs or online discussion forums, including values
and/or principles involved and the strengths and weaknesses
of the position in the context of the issue

DO NOW

WRITE YOUR OWN DEFINITION OF:


REFUGEE
ASSLYUM SEEKER
MIGRANT

DEFINITIONS
A refugee is a person who is:
outside their own country because of
a well-founded fear of persecution due to his/ her race, religion, nationality, member

of a particular social group or political opinion, and is unable to return.


An asylum seeker is a person who :
has fled from his or her own country due to fear of persecution and has applied for

(legal and physical) protection in another country but has not yet had their claim for
protection assessed.
A person remains an asylum seeker until their protection status has been
determined.
A migrant is a person who:
voluntarily chooses to leave his or her own country and make a new life in another
country.

HOW MANY
How many refugees do you think there are in the

world?
How many refugees are there in Australia?

FACTS
1.

At the end of 2014, 19.5 million refugees worldwide and


the number of people forcibly displaced worldwide are 59.5
million

(https://www.humanrights.gov.au/immigration-detention-statistic )
2.

Since 30th of June, there are 2,013 people in Australian


immigration detention facilities, and 1,189 people in
community detention in Australia. This included 127 children
in immigration detention facilities and 642 children in
community detention

(http://www.unhcr.org.uk/about-us/key-facts-and-figures.html )

HAND OUT AT END OF CLASS:


Amnesty International fact sheet on Refugees and

Asylum seekers:
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