The Little Refugee is a warm and refreshing exploration of migrant experiences. It speaks to those who are uncertain about the journey that they have embarked upon,to leave one country and settle in another. Click the video below to listen to and watch the text. Comprehension and Discussion Questions:
Protesters holding banners march in Sydney to urge the Australian government to end the refugee crisis on Manus Island on November 4, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made a powerful speech in October when he said: Why were the cries of children and parents ignored?
Why was our system of justice blind to injustice? Why has it taken so long to act?
Why were other things more important than this, the care of innocent children? Children on Nauru SinceAustralia The little refugee been sending men, women and children who claim asylum and arrive in Australian waters by boat to Nauru.
More than 3, people have languished in miserable conditions in closed detention camps on Manus and Nauru. On both islands, refugees and asylum seekers have reported assaults and harassment by local people. Medical care in both places is grossly inadequate.
Many people's mental health has deteriorated dramatically as a result of their forcible transfer and exile to these remote locations: According to Doctors Without Borders MSFat least 78 of their refugee patients The little refugee Nauru have considered or attempted suicide or self-harm.
The United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR found in that 80 percent of the surveyed population on both islands suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety.
Yet court documents reveal the physical and mental decline of a year-old boy from Iran on Nauru. His problems were exacerbated following separation from his father, whom authorities transferred to Australia for medical treatment, leaving the boy and his mother on Nauru.
In Octoberwhen the boy was six, he threatened to harm himself and had suicidal thoughts. His mental and physical health further deteriorated.
In January he attempted suicide with an overdose of medication. While in the hospital, he attempted to strangle himself with a curtain.
Two weeks later, he grabbed a knife, which had to be wrestled from him. His is not an isolated case.
A pre-teenage refugee girl on Nauru attempted suicide last December with an overdose of medication. She continued to express suicidal thoughts and the wish to end her life. Other refugee children on Nauru have been affected by a trauma-related psychological disorder known as traumatic withdrawal syndrome, or resignation syndrome.
They have called for Australia to close the camps and immediately transfer the people held there to Australia.
But Australia has met this international condemnation with a shrug, shirking responsibility onto its Pacific Island partners. This includes ensuring refugees and asylum seekers are protected from torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, sexual violence and refoulement or return to a country where there is a serious risk of persecution or torture.
The Australian government is also obligated to respect rights to health, due process, and equality before the law. For children, under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the best interests of the child are paramount and children should enjoy the right to education and family unity. On all counts, at various times, the Australian government has failed to uphold these obligations, and the government continually violates international law by penalizing refugees for irregular entry.
At the time, there were refugee and asylum seeker children on Nauru. The campaign set today as the deadline for the government to remove all children from Nauru. Now, there are Mounting political pressure worked to force the government to remove the children, but many were only transferred following the commencement of legal proceedings.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has delayed or denied many transfers for months or years, ignoring the recommendations of Australian doctors.
Ahn Do's childrens book, The Little Refugee. To be called The Little Refugee, and illustrated by Bruce Whatley, it follows the adult book's plot of the Do family's harrowing boat trip from Vietnam. Awarded an Honour Book in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards, The Little Refugee tells the uplifting and inspiring childhood story of one of Australia's favourite personalities. 'Awesome. I sort of liked how it was sad in the beginning but it was happy in the end.' - Sinead, aged 7. The Little Refugee Thinkers’ Keys Name: _____ Reverse List 10 things you cannot do on a boat. What if? What if a new student who couldn’t speak.
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The Little Refugee Publisher's synopsis Anh Do’s inspirational story about his family’s incredible escape from war-torn Vietnam and his childhood in Australia, told especially for children. The Little Refugee is a beautiful, important picture book, telling of one family’s refugee experience. Aimed at primary school readers, it tells Do’s story in simple language using details which children will connect with -t he fear of being in a leaky boat out at sea, the humour of his younger brother being dressed as a girl, the difficulties of making new friends and the pride of being.