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CURRENT EVENT | SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

Afghan Refugees Await Resettlement

The U.S. government has airlifted thousands of Afghan men, women, and children out of Afghanistan and brought them to Germany, where they await flights to America. Many feared for their own safety and the safety of their families after the Taliban took control of their country. The refugees are being housed under crowded tents and in airplane hangars as they await the next leg of their journey. Listen to hear about the experiences and feelings of Afghans as they leave their home country behind and head toward a new life in America.

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Story Length: 3:45

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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