The Reading / Listening - Refugee Camp - Level 3

The High Court in Kenya has blocked the Kenyan government's attempt to close the largest refugee camp in the world. The Dadaab camp houses 330,000 refugees. Kenya's government wanted to close it and send 260,000 Somali refugees back to Somalia. The High Court decided it was wrong to send the Somalis back just because of their nationality. A judge said: "The government's decision specifically targeting Somali refugees is an act of group persecution." He added that it was discrimination. Kenya's government said it wanted to close the camp because of security worries. It said that terrorist attacks in Kenya by the Somalia-based al-Shabab group were planned in the camp.



Dadaab was set up in 1992 to cope with people fleeing the civil war in Somalia. It is made up of five giant camps and is run by the United Nations. When Kenya's government said it would close the camp, human rights groups around the world became worried. They feared that sending back so many refugees to Somalia would create a another humanitarian crisis. The human rights group Amnesty International welcomed the High Court's decision. It said Kenya had a duty to protect refugees from harm. It said: "Today is a historic day for more than a quarter of a million refugees who were at risk of being forcefully returned to Somalia, where they would have been at serious risk of human rights abuses."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Refugee Camp - Level 0 Refugee Camp - Level 1   or  Refugee Camp - Level 2

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38917681
  • http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/02/09/kenya-court-quashes-order-close-worlds-largest-refugee-camp/97682600/
  • http://www.africanews.com/2017/02/09/kenya-court-quashes-closure-of-dadaab-world-s-largest-refugee-camp/


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Warm-ups

1. REFUGEE CAMPS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about refugee camps. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       blocked / attempt / refugee / wrong / nationality / targeting / discrimination / security
       cope / civil war / human rights / humanitarian / welcomed / historic / risk / abuses

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. WELCOME: Students A strongly believe all countries should welcome refugees; Students B strongly believe not all should.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. REFUGEE LIFE: How could things be better for refugees? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What happens now

What should happen

Home country

 

 

Communication

 

 

Education

 

 

Safety and security

 

 

Health

 

 

The future

 

 

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5. REFUGEE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "refugee". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. HELP: Rank these with your partner. Put those who should help refugees most at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • United Nations
  • Refugees' own nation
  • Neighbours
  • The USA
  • World charities
  • Big companies
  • Ordinary people
  • Other ________

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The Low Court in Kenya blocked an attempt to close a refugee camp.     T / F
  2. The camp has 330,000 people living there.     T / F
  3. A court said the Kenyan government should not target Somalis.     T / F
  4. Kenya's government said a group at the camp planned terror attacks.     T / F
  5. The camp first opened in 2002.     T / F
  6. A human rights group was worried about a humanitarian crisis.     T / F
  7. Amnesty International was not happy with the court's decision.     T / F
  8. Amnesty International said the decision marked a "historians' day".     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. blocked
  2. houses
  3. just
  4. close
  5. planned
  6. cope with
  7. run
  8. crisis
  9. welcomed
  10. abuses
  1. shut down
  2. emergency
  3. drawn up
  4. managed
  5. simply
  6.  misuses
  7. stopped
  8. accepted
  9. handle
  10. accommodates

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. The High
  2. blocked the Kenyan government's
  3. The Dadaab camp houses
  4. specifically targeting
  5. because of security
  6. people fleeing the civil
  7. run by
  8. create another humanitarian
  9. a duty to protect refugees
  10. serious risk of human
  1. the United Nations
  2. worries
  3. war in Somalia
  4. attempt
  5. rights abuses
  6. Court in Kenya
  7. from harm
  8. 330,000 refugees
  9. crisis
  10. Somali refugees

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
houses
discrimination
wrong
planned
targeting
security
blocked
nationality

The High Court in Kenya has (1) ____________ the Kenyan government's attempt to close the largest refugee camp in the world. The Dadaab camp (2) ____________ 330,000 refugees. Kenya's government wanted to close it and send 260,000 Somali refugees back to Somalia. The High Court decided it was           (3) ____________ to send the Somalis back just because of their (4) ____________. A judge said: "The government's decision specifically (5) ____________ Somali refugees is an act of group persecution." He added that it was (6) ____________. Kenya's government said it wanted to close the camp because of (7) ____________ worries. It said that terrorist attacks in Kenya by the Somalia-based al-Shabab group were (8) ____________ in the camp.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
giant
duty
cope
abuses
feared
risk
human
crisis

Dadaab was set up in 1992 to (9) ____________ with people fleeing the civil war in Somalia. It is made up of five (10) ____________ camps and is run by the United Nations. When Kenya's government said it would close the camp, (11) ____________ rights groups around the world became worried. They (12) ____________ that sending back so many refugees to Somalia would create another humanitarian s(13) ____________. The human rights group Amnesty International welcomed the High Court's decision. It said Kenya had a (14) ____________ to protect refugees from harm. It said: "Today is a historic day for more than a quarter of a million refugees who were at (15) ____________ of being forcefully returned to Somalia, where they would have been at serious risk of human rights (16) ____________."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The High Court in Kenya has blocked the Kenyan ______
     a.  government attempt
     b.  government's attempts
     c.  governments attempts
     d.  government's attempt

2)  it was wrong to send the Somalis back just because ______
     a.  of that nationality
     b.  of their nationalities
     c.  of a nationality
     d.  of their nationality

3)  targeting Somali refugees is an act of ______
     a.  groups persecution
     b.  group persecution
     c.  group prosecution
     d.  group persecuting

4)  Kenya's government said it wanted to close the camp because of ______
     a.  securities worries
     b.  security worried
     c.  security worriers
     d.  securities worries

5)  terrorist attacks in Kenya by the Somalia-based al-Shabab group were planned ______
     a.  on the camp
     b.  in a camp
     c.  in the camps
     d.  in the camp

6)  Dadaab was set up in 1992 to cope with people ______ war
     a.  flee in the civil
     b.  fleeing the civilians
     c.  fleeing the civil
     d.  flea in the civilise

7)  human rights groups around the world ______
     a.  became worried
     b.  became worries
     c.  become worried
     d.  become worries

8)  sending back so many refugees to Somalia would create another ______
     a.  humanitarian crises
     b.  human in a train crisis
     c.  human in a terrain crisis
     d.  humanitarian crisis

9)  It said Kenya had a duty to protect refugees ______
     a.  from harms
     b.  from harmful
     c.  from harm
     d.  from harmed

10)  where they would have been at serious risk of human ______
     a.  rights abuses
     b.  lights abuses
     c.  rights abuse
     d.  rights abusive

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The High Court in Kenya (1) ___________________ Kenyan government's attempt to close the largest refugee camp in the world. The Dadaab camp houses 330,000 refugees. Kenya's government wanted (2) ___________________ send 260,000 Somali refugees back to Somalia. The High Court decided it was (3) ___________________ the Somalis back just because of their nationality. A judge said: "The government's decision specifically targeting Somali refugees (4) ___________________ group persecution." He added that it was discrimination. Kenya's government said it wanted to close the camp (5) ___________________ worries. It said that terrorist attacks in Kenya by the Somalia-based al-Shabab group were (6) ___________________ camp.

Dadaab was set up in 1992 to cope with people (7) ___________________ war in Somalia. It is made up of five giant camps (8) ___________________ the United Nations. When Kenya's government said it would close the camp, human (9) ___________________ around the world became worried. They feared that sending back so many refugees to Somalia would create another humanitarian crisis. The human rights group Amnesty International welcomed the High Court's decision. It said Kenya (10) ___________________ protect refugees from harm. It said: "Today is a historic day for more than a quarter of a million refugees who (11) ___________________ being forcefully returned to Somalia, where they would have been (12) ___________________ of human rights abuses."

Comprehension questions

  1. Who blocked the Kenyan government's attempt to close the camp?
  2. How many people are there at the camp?
  3. How many Somali refugees does Kenya want to send back to Somalia?
  4. What did the judge warn the act of sending refugees back was?
  5. What did the government say al-Shabab planned at the camp?
  6. When was the Dadaab refugee camp set up?
  7. What war was the Dadaab refugee camp set up to cope with?
  8. What kind of crisis did human rights groups fear?
  9. What does Kenya have a duty to protect refugees from?
  10. What day did Amnesty International say it was for the refugees?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Who blocked the Kenyan government's attempt to close the camp?
a) the High Court
b) a country court
c) the Supreme Court
d) a kangaroo court

2) How many people are there at the camp?
a) 313,000
b) 333,000
c) 330,000
d) 303,000

3) How many Somali refugees does Kenya want to send back to Somalia?
a) 216,000
b) 260,000
c) 206,000
d) 266,000

4) What did the judge warn the act of sending refugees back was?
a) deadly
b) dangerous
c) dead
d) discrimination

5) What did the government say al-Shabab planned at the camp?
a) terrorist attacks
b) escapes
c) the future
d) parties

6) When was the Dadaab refugee camp set up?
a) 2012
b) 1982
c) 2002
d) 1992

7) What war was the Dadaab refugee camp set up to cope with?
a) the Iraq War
b) Somalia's civil war
c) Sudan's civil war
d) a drug war

8) What kind of crisis did human rights groups fear?
a) a catastrophic crisis
b) a big one
c) a mild one
d) a humanitarian crisis

9) What does Kenya have a duty to protect refugees from?
a) desert storms
b) drought
c) harm
d) invaders

10) What day did Amnesty International say it was for the refugees?
a) Tuesday
b) a historic day
c) International Refugee Day
d) a new day

Role play

Role A — Refugees' Own Nation

You think the refugees' own nation is the best to help refugees. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least able of these to help refugees (and why): the USA, the United Nations or world charities.

Role B — The USA

You think the USA is the best to help refugees. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least able of these to help refugees (and why): the refugees' own nation, the United Nations or world charities.

Role C — The United Nations

You think the United Nations is the best to help refugees. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least able of these to help refugees (and why): the USA, the refugees' own nation or world charities.

Role D — World Charities

You think world charities are the best to help refugees. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least able of these to help refugees (and why):  the USA, the United Nations or the refugees' own nation.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'refugee'

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  • and 'camp'.

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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • 1992
    • five
    • worried
    • crisis
    • harm
    • serious
    • blocked
    • houses
    • wrong
    • act
    • security
    • planned




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - World's largest refugee camp must stay open

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'refugee'?
    3. Why are there so many refugees in the world?
    4. What can we do to help refugees?
    5. Why do some rich countries not want to accept refugees?
    6. What is a refugee?
    7. What do you think about what you read?
    8. What do you think of the High Court's decision?
    9. How big is the link between refugees and terrorism?
    10. What is your country's policy towards refugees?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'camp'?
    3. What is life like for a refugee?
    4. What needs to happen in the world for there to be no refugees?
    5. What do you know about the civil war in Somalia?
    6. What do you think of human rights groups?
    7. Why did Amnesty International say it was a 'historic day'?
    8. What other news do you know of about refugees?
    9. What advice do you have for refugees?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the judge?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The High Court in Kenya has (1) ____ the Kenyan government's attempt to close the largest refugee camp in the world. The Dadaab camp (2) ____ 330,000 refugees. Kenya's government wanted to close it and send 260,000 Somali refugees back to Somalia. The High Court decided it was (3) ____ to send the Somalis back just because of their nationality. A judge said: "The government's decision specifically (4) ____ Somali refugees is an act of group persecution." He added that it was discrimination. Kenya's government said it wanted to close the camp because of security (5) ____. It said that terrorist attacks in Kenya by the Somalia-based al-Shabab group were (6) ____ in the camp.

    Dadaab was set up in 1992 to (7) ____ with people fleeing the civil war in Somalia. It is made up of five giant camps and is (8) ____ by the United Nations. When Kenya's government said it would close the camp, human rights groups around the world became worried. They (9) ____ that sending back so many refugees to Somalia would create another humanitarian (10) ____. The human rights group Amnesty International welcomed the High Court's decision. It said Kenya had a duty to protect refugees from harm. It said: "Today is a (11) ____ day for more than a quarter of a million refugees who were at risk of being forcefully returned to Somalia, where they would have been at (12) ____ risk of human rights abuses."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     blacked     (b)     blocked     (c)     blacken     (d)     bracken    
    2. (a)     hotels     (b)     houses     (c)     apartments     (d)     homes    
    3. (a)     no way     (b)     uncool     (c)     not     (d)     wrong    
    4. (a)     bulls eye     (b)     targeting     (c)     aiming     (d)     focusing    
    5. (a)     worried     (b)     worries     (c)     worry     (d)     worrying    
    6. (a)     planted     (b)     planed     (c)     planned     (d)     plain    
    7. (a)     hope     (b)     mope     (c)     cope     (d)     rope    
    8. (a)     speed     (b)     raced     (c)     run     (d)     tried    
    9. (a)     scared     (b)     frightened     (c)     afraid     (d)     feared    
    10. (a)     crisis     (b)     crash     (c)     chasm     (d)     clasp    
    11. (a)     historic     (b)     historian     (c)     histrionic     (d)     historically    
    12. (a)     seriously     (b)     series     (c)     serious     (d)     seriousness

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. eptmtat to close the largest refugee camp
    2. uhoses 330,000 refugees
    3. because of their tlitoiaynna
    4. The government's iecnoids
    5. because of rieuctys worries
    6. rtoteirrs attacks

    Paragraph 2

    1. cope with people fleeing the lvcii war
    2. human ghrist groups
    3. create another humanitarian csrsii
    4. a duty to etoctpr refugees from harm
    5. a qarteru of a million refugees
    6. they would have been at osreius risk

    Put the text back together

    (    )     became worried. They feared that sending back so many refugees to Somalia would create another humanitarian

    (    )     by the Somalia-based al-Shabab group were planned in the camp.

    (    )     crisis. The human rights group Amnesty International welcomed the High Court's decision. It said Kenya had a

    (    )     260,000 Somali refugees back to Somalia. The High Court decided it was wrong to send the Somalis

    (    )     by the United Nations. When Kenya's government said it would close the camp, human rights groups around the world

    (    )     in the world. The Dadaab camp houses 330,000 refugees. Kenya's government wanted to close it and send

    (    )     Dadaab was set up in 1992 to cope with people fleeing the civil war in Somalia. It is made up of five giant camps and is run

    (    )     is an act of group persecution." He added that it was discrimination. Kenya's government said it wanted

    (    )     to close the camp because of security worries. It said that terrorist attacks in Kenya

    1  )     The High Court in Kenya has blocked the Kenyan government's attempt to close the largest refugee camp

    (    )     of a million refugees who were at risk of being forcefully returned to Somalia, where

    (    )     duty to protect refugees from harm. It said: "Today is a historic day for more than a quarter

    (    )     they would have been at serious risk of human rights abuses."

    (    )     back just because of their nationality. A judge said: "The government's decision specifically targeting Somali refugees

    Put the words in the right order

    1. refugee   the   to   largest   in   Attempt   the   camp   world   close   .
    2. 260,000   back   to   Somalia   Somali   Send   refugees   .
    3. persecution   an   Targeting   act   Somali   of   refugees   group   is   .
    4. added   He   discrimination   was   it   that   .
    5. security   wanted   the   of   It   close   because   worries   to   camp   .
    6. with   cope   to   1992   in   up   Set  war   civil   the   fleeing   people   .
    7. groups   rights   Human   worried   became   world   the   around   .
    8. protect   refugees   from   harm   It   said   Kenya   had   a   duty   to   .
    9. quarter  a   than  more  for   day  historic   A  refugees   million  a   of  .
    10. have  been   at  serious  risk   of  human  rights   abuses  They  would  .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The High Court in Kenya has blocked / clocked the Kenyan government's attempt to close the largest refugee camp in the world. The Dadaab camp houses / homes 330,000 refugees. Kenya's government wanted to closet / close it and send 260,000 Somali refugees back to Somalia. The High Court decided it was wrongly / wrong to send the Somalis back just because / however of their nationality. A judge said: "The government's decide / decision specifically targeting Somali refugees is an act of group persecution / persecute." He added / subtracted that it was discrimination. Kenya's government said it wanted to close the camp because of security worry / worries. It said that terrorist attacks in Kenya by the Somalia-based al-Shabab group were planned / plant in the camp.

    Dadaab was set in / up in 1992 to cope / hope with people fleeing the civil war / warrior in Somalia. It is made up of five giant camps and is run by the United Nations. When Kenya's government said it would close the camp, human rights / wrongs groups around the world became worried / worrying. They feared that sending back so much / many refugees to Somalia would create other / another humanitarian crisis. The human rights group Amnesty International welcomed the High Court's decision. It said Kenya had a duly / duty to protect refugees from harm. It said: "Today is a historic day for more than a quarter of a million refugees who were at risk / risky of being forcefully returned to Somalia, where they would have been at serious risk of human rights abusive / abuses."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

    Th_ H_gh C__rt _n K_ny_ h_s bl_ck_d th_ K_ny_n g_v_rnm_nt's _tt_mpt t_ cl_s_ th_ l_rg_st r_f_g__ c_mp _n th_ w_rld. Th_ D_d__b c_mp h__s_s 330,000 r_f_g__s. K_ny_'s g_v_rnm_nt w_nt_d t_ cl_s_ _t _nd s_nd 260,000 S_m_l_ r_f_g__s b_ck t_ S_m_l__. Th_ H_gh C__rt d_c_d_d _t w_s wr_ng t_ s_nd th_ S_m_l_s b_ck j_st b_c__s_ _f th__r n_t__n_l_ty. _ j_dg_ s__d: "Th_ g_v_rnm_nt's d_c_s__n sp_c_f_c_lly t_rg_t_ng S_m_l_ r_f_g__s _s _n _ct _f gr__p p_rs_c_t__n." H_ _dd_d th_t _t w_s d_scr_m_n_t__n. K_ny_'s g_v_rnm_nt s__d _t w_nt_d t_ cl_s_ th_ c_mp b_c__s_ _f s_c_r_ty w_rr__s. _t s__d th_t t_rr_r_st _tt_cks _n K_ny_ by th_ S_m_l__-b_s_d _l-Sh_b_b gr__p w_r_ pl_nn_d _n th_ c_mp.

    D_d__b w_s s_t _p _n 1992 t_ c_p_ w_th p__pl_ fl___ng th_ c_v_l w_r _n S_m_l__. _t _s m_d_ _p _f f_v_ g__nt c_mps _nd _s r_n by th_ _n_t_d N_t__ns. Wh_n K_ny_'s g_v_rnm_nt s__d _t w__ld cl_s_ th_ c_mp, h_m_n r_ghts gr__ps _r__nd th_ w_rld b_c_m_ w_rr__d. Th_y f__r_d th_t s_nd_ng b_ck s_ m_ny r_f_g__s t_ S_m_l__ w__ld cr__t_ _ _n_th_r h_m_n_t_r__n cr_s_s. Th_ h_m_n r_ghts gr__p _mn_sty _nt_rn_t__n_l w_lc_m_d th_ H_gh C__rt's d_c_s__n. _t s__d K_ny_ h_d _ d_ty t_ pr_t_ct r_f_g__s fr_m h_rm. _t s__d: "T_d_y _s _ h_st_r_c d_y f_r m_r_ th_n _ q__rt_r _f _ m_ll__n r_f_g__s wh_ w_r_ _t r_sk _f b__ng f_rc_f_lly r_t_rn_d t_ S_m_l__, wh_r_ th_y w__ld h_v_ b__n _t s_r___s r_sk _f h_m_n r_ghts _b_s_s."

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the high court in kenya has blocked the kenyan government's attempt to close the largest refugee camp in the world the dadaab camp houses 330000 refugees kenya's government wanted to close it and send 260000 somali refugees back to somalia the high court decided it was wrong to send the somalis back just because of their nationality a judge said "the government's decision specifically targeting somali refugees is an act of group persecution" he added that it was discrimination kenya's government said it wanted to close the camp because of security worries it said that terrorist attacks in kenya by the somalia-based al-shabab group were planned in the camp

    dadaab was set up in 1992 to cope with people fleeing the civil war in somalia it is made up of five giant camps and is run by the united nations when kenya's government said it would close the camp human rights groups around the world became worried they feared that sending back so many refugees to somalia would create another humanitarian crisis the human rights group amnesty international welcomed the high court's decision it said kenya had a duty to protect refugees from harm it said "today is a historic day for more than a quarter of a million refugees who were at risk of being forcefully returned to somalia where they would have been at serious risk of human rights abuses"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    00SomalirefugeesbacktoSomalia.TheHighCourtdecideditwaswrong
    tosendtheSomalisbackjustbecauseoftheirnationality.Ajudgesaid:"T
    hegovernment'sdecisionspecificallytargetingSomalirefugeesisanact
    ofgrouppersecution."Headdedthatitwasdiscrimination.Kenya'sgove
    rnmentsaiditwantedtoclosethecampbecauseofsecurityworries.Itsai
    dthatterroristattacksinKenyabytheSomalia-basedal-Shababgrou
    pwereplannedinthecamp.Dadaabwassetupin1992tocopewithpeople
    fleeingthecivilwarinSomalia.Itismadeupoffivegiantcampsandisrunb
    ytheUnitedNations.WhenKenya'sgovernmentsaiditwouldclosetheca
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    thatsendingbacksomanyrefugeestoSomaliawouldcreateanotherhu
    manitariancrisis.ThehumanrightsgroupAmnestyInternationalwelco
    medtheHighCourt'sdecision.ItsaidKenyahadadutytoprotectrefugee
    sfromharm.Itsaid:"Todayisahistoricdayformorethanaquarterofamill
    ionrefugeeswhowereatriskofbeingforcefullyreturnedtoSomalia,whe
    retheywouldhavebeenatseriousriskofhumanrightsabuses."

    Free writing

    Write about refugee camp for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Why are there refugees in the world? What can we do to help them?

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about the Dadaab refugee camp. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. REFUGEE CAMPS: Make a poster about refugee camps. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. HELP: Write a magazine article about how to help refugees, including rich countries accepting them as new citizens. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against it.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on refugee camps. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to give refugees a better life. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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