Refugees & Us

Honduran refugees heading towards the USA…and this guy:
“I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me –and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
Sixty-five million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and disaster in 2016. It’s not just a crisis; it’s a test of who we are and what we stand for, says David Miliband — and each of us has a personal responsibility to help solve it. In this must-watch talk, Miliband gives us specific, tangible ways to help refugees and turn empathy and altruism into action.

Questions

  • Miliband says we have a “duty to strangers.” What does he mean by this?
  • What do you think are the reasons some people (like Trump) disagree with this idea?
  • What are Miliband’s four solutions to the refugee crisis?
  • Do you think these solutions would work? Why or why not?
  • Answer the four questions in the PDF file about people who open their homes for asylum seekers.

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