MIGRATION - Refugees
Syllabus.
Using case studies look at examples of economic, social, refugee and illegal movements. Describe and explain how they are changing in terms of destination, numbers involved, characteristics (e.g., age, sex, wealth) of migrants. Attitudes of e.g. governments to migration.
 
Definition.
Who is a refugee? A refugee is a person who "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country..." The 1951 Convention relating to
the Status of Refugees
Case Study - Afghanistan This link will take the visitor to the UNHCR which has many web pages of up to date information.
Visit the student PowerPoint presentation on Afghanistan.
Visit the Pupilvision supplementary web site for essential facts about Afghanistan.