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G06: I&S What is Fair?: #22 Refugees


Article 22

1. States Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure that a child who is seeking refugee status or who is considered a refugee in accordance with applicable international or domestic law and procedures shall, whether unaccompanied or accompanied by his or her parents or by any other person, receive appropriate protection and humanitarian assistance in the enjoyment of applicable rights set forth in the present Convention and in other international human rights or humanitarian instruments to which the said States are Parties.

2. For this purpose, States Parties shall provide, as they consider appropriate, co-operation in any efforts by the United Nations and other competent intergovernmental organizations or non-governmental organizations co-operating with the United Nations to protect and assist such a child and to trace the parents or other members of the family of any refugee child in order to obtain information necessary for reunification with his or her family. In cases where no parents or other members of the family can be found, the child shall be accorded the same protection as any other child permanently or temporarily deprived of his or her family environment for any reason , as set forth in the present Convention.

Virtual reality Clouds over Sidra

The Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan is home to over 80,000 Syrians fleeing war and violence. Half of these are children. Clouds Over Sidra is the story of a 12 year old girl who has lived there since the summer of 2013. The film follows her to school, to her makeshift tent and even to the football pitch.

You can borrow VR goggles from the library to watch this using a phone and the app.

Database resources


Online sources - Stories of Refugees

Epic Books Refugees

Please ask Ms. Nadine for the class code - find your name and read the books you're interested in. They are available from 7am to 3pm Beijing time.

Who is a refugee?

Refugee Rights

Newsela Articles - Rights of Refugees

Refugee Data

Refugee republic

Life in the Domiz refugee camp is explored through an interactive digital story using a hand drawn map as the basis. Four different routes can be navigated with different outcomes and stories. Each route has black and white pen drawings as a backdrop interspersed with photos, video, text, sounds and personal stories. Interactive story telling such as this is a powerful tool to access both an emotional and intellectual response thereby enhancing the learning experience. By showing both the unique and everyday experiences of refugees the observer is able to make connections to the characters while learning about the refugee experience and absence of rights, in contrast to their own lives.

Books - Refugees