What is it like being a refugee?

For many of us here in the Chichester area, our lives are often so privileged that it can be hard to imagine what it is like to lose your home, security and peace of mind.

The following interactive games, stories and documentaries give us some idea what it’s like to be a refugee or asylum seeker.

You can click on any of the links below to take you there. Or if you prefer, please copy and paste any of the website addresses into the top line of your internet screen.




Against All Odds – An UNHCR game about the obstacles refugees face.

A Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route. A short interactive BBC film showing the choices a refugee must make.

Refugee Republic – a multi award-winning virtual experience of life in a refugee camp

An Oxfam general knowledge quiz about the refugee crisis www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/refugees-quiz?cid=rdt_oxfam-school-groups-refugee-quiz

Passages – an UNCHR game to download about the plight of refugees. www.unhcr.org/473dc1772.pdfe


BBC film about Yusra Mardini, who swam for her life in the Aegean Sea – helping to save 17 others in her boat – and went on to swim in the Rio Olympics.

Fereshta’s story – UNICEF film about family life in an Afghan refugee camp.

Family life in a Turkish refugee camp – IFRC film.

Education Above All film about difficulties in finding education for refugee children.

Refugee Crisis: children’s dreams. CAFOD film looking through children’s eyes at the refugee experience.

Syria’s Lost Generation. TIME film about Syrian refugee children.

Afghan author Khaled Hosseini’s visit to an Iraqi refugee camp. UNCHR film.

Tell me why? Reportage on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Lebanon’s Millionth Refugee. UNHCR film on the 1m Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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