Disadvantages Of Refugees

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Inside Out and Back Again
Imagine if you had to leave your home, the place you know and love, all your memories good and bad. If you had to live in an entirely different place with completely different cultures. Everything would appear, flipped inside out. Thousands of refugees go through this everyday. In the nonfiction texts “Children of War” by Arthur Brice, “Refugee Children in Canada’s Searching for identity” by Ana Marie Fantino and Alice Colak, and the novel Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, the common experiences of refugees are shown. Refugees are defined as “persons residing outside their countries and cannot return due to a well-founded fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group” (Fanino and Colak). Experiences from just a few refugees in nonfiction and historical fiction texts can present an overall idea of how all their lives were flipped inside out because of war and violence. They also show what each person went through to get their lives back again.

In the world there are 22.3 million refugees, half of those are children. Most refugees come from Africa, Asia, and Europe. Each day, about 5,000 children become refugees. Out of all the refugees, children are the most affected, their young eyes see horrors nobody should. Ha is a child refugee, once living in a country with communism. Communism is when a country wants everyone and everything to be equal, South and
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