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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘refugee’?

2)

What makes a refugee a refugee?

3)

Are there many refugees in your country?

4)

What rights do and don’t refugees have?

5)

Do you think the image of refugees has changed over the years?

6)

What’s the difference between political refugees and economic refugees?

7)

What do you think it’s like to suddenly lose your home and way of life and end up on a refugee camp?

8)

What problems do refugees bring to the countries they go to?

9)

What benefits are there to countries who accept refugees?

10)

When do you think the concept of refugees first started?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

How do you think countries decide who is a refugee and who isn’t?

2)

Can you be a refugee in your own country?

3)

What rights and benefits should a country give to those who give refugee status to immigrants?

4)

If a refugee camp turns into a bustling town with businesses, roads and communities, is it still a refugee camp?

5)

What should people do on World Refugee Day (June 20)?

6)

What do you know about the UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees)?

7)

What’s the difference between a refugee, a migrant and an internally displaced person?

8)

Where do you think today’s refugees from Darfur, Iraq, Burma and Palestine will be twenty years from now?

9)

Would you give money to refugee charities?

10)

What questions would you ask a refugee?


 


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