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Forced from home (English and Welsh)
Theme: Refugees
Country: Bangladesh, Burma
Aklaima Begum and her family lost their home to flooding in Bangladesh

Have you ever had to flee from your home in a hurry?

Around the world, many people are on the move. Some are travelling for holidays or for work. Some are seeking to start a new life somewhere else. And some are forced to move - running away because their lives are in danger.

Thankfully, for most of us in the UK and Ireland, our homes are a place of safety and security. But around the world there are millions of people who have to leave their homes, villages and sometimes their countries because of war or environmental disaster.

Using case studies from Bangladesh and Burma, this assembly and Powerpoint presentation looks at some of the reasons that force people to become refugees. It aims to help pupils empathise with their situation.

Age: 11-14
Subject areas: Geography, RE