Refugee And Immigrant Children: An Analysis

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According to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as of June 2016 there are “33,972 people a day forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution” (UNHCR). A lot of these refugees who must resettle also have to try and fit into a new society. How the receiving community welcomes them plays a big part in how well children can adapt (Fantino and Colak). Ha has to deal with her peers bullying her for her differences (Lai 146) and racist acts towards her family (Lai 164). This negative welcome causes Ha to feel very neglected and hated. Refugees like Ha have to handle things like discrimination from peers which makes it difficult to fit into a new environment until they can find confidence and themselves. Many refugees such as Ha…show more content…
Next to him a woman with yellow hair slams hers” (Lai 164). These people are examples of racism in action and discrimination against refugees. This all causes Ha to feel very insecure like an outsider which is a different feeling for her. Secondly, in the article “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison” the authors Anna Marie Fantino and Alice Colak state that “...the community at large play a crucial role in assisting and supporting children to adjust and integrate into Canadian society.” In other words, the way the host community receives the refugees affects the entire process of fitting in and getting use to a new society. If people are accepting of the diversity refugees bring, it’s a simpler process.…show more content…
They often have a challenging time fitting in and finding a new normal, but they slowly start to familiarize themselves with the new culture and society. The title “Inside Out & Back Again” relates to the universal experience of refugees in the way that their lives get turned inside out while they lose everything they knew as normal and home. Eventually they get “back again” when they start to find acceptance within their community and find themselves once again. Finding a place within a new group of people after witnessing horrible events can be troubling but kind words and actions could make it all but
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