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+ - The Refugee Council USA

The Refugee Council USA is a coalition of U.S. non-governmental organizations focused on refugee protection. It provides focused advocacy on issues affecting the protection and rights of refugees, asylum seekers, displaced persons, victims of trafficking and victims of torture in the U.S. and across the world. The site contains an accessible list of member and partner organizations, as well as access to a variety of publications on issues related to refugees.

+ - Refugees International

Refugees International generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around the world, and works to end the conditions that create displacement. Students and teachers interested in refugee issues will find publications, including refugee stories, a media kit, a photo gallery and policy recommendations on the website.

+ - RESPECT: Refugee Education Sponsorship Program

RESPECT works to increase awareness of refugee issues by connecting teachers to resources published by a variety of NGOs, by encouraging pen-pal exchanges between refugee classes and non-refugee classes, and by encouraging youth to raise funds for their partner refugee school and raising awareness of refugee issues in their school and community. The resource list is extensive. In addition, RESPECT sponsors classroom presentations, workshops, lesson plans and project upon which classes can work.

+ - Teacher's Corner - Part of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR is committed to helping teachers introduce refugee issues into the classroom. The Teacher's Corner site lists several resources: Videos, lesson plans, books, brochures, pamphlets, magazines and teacher guides. Some resources are available online, most can be ordered by using contact information.

+ - UN Refugee Agency

The UN Refugee Agency has an extensive array of teaching resources focused on refugee issues. This includes a number of brochures giving qualitative and quantitative data; a Refugee Teenagers Magazine; a simulation game, Passages; several videos on various aspects of refugee life; a teacher newsletter; and a Human Rights Teaching Kit that is designed to help teachers prepare lessons to demonstrate the relationship between refugee protection, tolerance and human rights. Many of these are available free of charge. They can be ordered at

+ - U.S. Committee for Refugees

U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR) works to defend the rights of all uprooted people. The website carries information about refugees worldwide and has a segment called Refugee Voices. It has a number of resources available to those interested in refugee issues, some organized by country, others by issue. These include books, audio tapes, photos, and teaching guides which can be viewed on the site.

+ - Women's Refugee Commission

The Women's Refugee Commission works to ensure that refugee and displaced women, children and adolescents are given protection, encouraged to participate, and have access to education, health services and livelihood opportunities. The commission produces a newsletter, studies, videos and an extensive array of reports done by country and region or by issue. Reports are downloadable from the site. 
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