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CURRENT EVENT | SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Children in Migrant Crisis in Europe

As Europe struggles to keep up with the thousands of migrants seeking asylum, there is one group of migrants that is often overlooked - children. Many travel alone, fleeing violence and poverty in Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and other nations. In Germany, as many as 1,000 migrants a day apply for asylum. One weekend almost 200 unaccompanied minors applied for status in Germany. Many children are traumatized and should receive special housing and treatment, but the numbers are overwhelming authorities. Listen to learn how Europe is addressing the growing problem of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum.

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Story Length: 4:25

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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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