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Ukrainians Under Siege Leave Home

Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing their homes to escape the ongoing attack by Russian forces. They are traveling by train, plane, car, or foot, heading to safer parts of Ukraine or towards neighboring countries. Many leave quickly, taking few belongings with them, and face an uncertain future. This audio story features an interview with one such refugee, a Ukrainian writer who fled her home in Kyiv to cross the border into Poland. Listen to hear about her experiences and emotions as she leaves her home country behind in the midst of war.


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Story Length: 5:54

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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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