The Global Refugee Crisis: Fleeing Conflict and Violence

The Global Refugee Crisis: Fleeing Conflict and Violence

by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson


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According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well as armed conflicts in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and the Central African Republic contributed to the continuing exodus of people into Europe and North America. Learn more about these modern mass exoduses, what is fueling them in the 21st century, how nations are addressing the crises, how refugees contribute to and strain communities, and what kinds of solutions could help. Along the way, you'll meet actual refugees and the people who are trying to help.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541528116
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, a former teacher and freelance newspaper writer, enjoys writing about science and the human interest stories behind major discoveries. Stephanie and her husband Richard live in Virginia but also call California home.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 "We Want Freedom" 4

Chapter 2 Displaced by World Wars 15

Chapter 3 "Those Who seek Refuge Here in America" 26

Chapter 4 Twenty-First-Century Refugees 40

Chapter 5 Crowded Camps and Dangerous Journeys 50

Chapter 6 Welcome to the United States 65

Chapter 7 Asylum Seekers in the United States 80

Chapter 8 Handling the Crisis 96

Source Notes 108

Glossary 117

Selected Bibliography 120

Further Information 121

Index 124

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