Rescue by David Milibrand

This is a book about refugees and what needs to be done about them on a world-wide basis.  The author was a senior member of the British government and he is now head of the IRC (the International Rescue Committee).  He has first-hand experience with refugees as his parents were Jews trying to escape Europe in the 1940's.  This is not an emotional appeal.  There are some stories that are quite moving, but there is mainly practical information.  As the author says, you can be big-hearted and hard-headed at the same time.  But this is a test of how we live up to our values.  Especially in today's climate of hate and mistrust, we need to stand up for what we believe.  It is a big problem, but not hopeless.  It is up to us to do what we can.

1. What is the difference between refugees and asylum seekers?

2. Is refugee displacement usually short-term?

3. Do most refugees live in camps?

4. Are most of the refugees in Western countries?

5. Can climate change cause refugees?

6. What country has taken in the most refugees in the last couple of years?

7. What do refugees need to get back on their feet?

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