We stand with refugees

Becoming a refugee is something that could happen to any of us. In this video, famous people from around the world talk about the importance of helping people who are escaping difficult situations.


Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.


Every day …

Every day …

war forces thousands of innocent families …

to leave their homes.

Families like yours …

families like mine.

To escape the violence, …

they leave everything behind …

everything behind …


Everything except their hopes and dreams.

We believe all refugees …

deserve the right to protection …

and to live in safety.

Together, …

we need to send a clear message to governments.

We must act with solidarity …

and take shared responsibility.

We stand together with refugees.

We stand together with refugees.

Please stand with us.

Please stand with us.

Please sign the petition today.

Please sign the petition today.

We stand together with refugees.

Please stand with us.

© UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency


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Submitted by nasim sidiqi on Tue, 29/08/2023 - 19:15


When it comes to refugees, we may not feel the way we should. There has been secrets in refugees whether their hidden talent that we never know till they are put into practice for instance, one might excels in art others might be great at sporting many more of us should consider and value their perspectives and wisdom. Refugees are in needs of warm hugs to receive from a host country. Today, a lot of refugees changed to a patriotic. and making a super exciting figure in the society even a president or a law maker or legislator.

Submitted by Rita25 on Tue, 29/08/2023 - 14:35


There's so much we can do to help refugees settle in a new country. We can show them our welcoming warm gesture by showing our support through educating ourselves and spreading awareness. We've heard so many stories of refugees seeking assylum to escape poverty and violence in their home country. Some of them desperate to search for better opportunity enter other country illegally. A society as a whole must ensure Refugees are given public support. Government may fund an institution that provides education, basic livelihood program and work skilled related enhancing program. By doing so, Refugees could have the leverage to enter the workplace with their newly acquired skills. Teaching them new skills may enable them to support theirselves and not solely depend on government's support.
I've heard heartfelt stories of Refugees who felt profound gratitude and in turn give back to the country that sheltered them in their most vulnerable moments.

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Submitted by Ivan-D on Thu, 10/08/2023 - 08:56


Where I live, refugees have always been welcomed, and they are part of our society.

Submitted by Marianella1211 on Wed, 12/07/2023 - 19:53


Refugees always need the same things - advice, clothes, food, work, childcare and healthcare. When you happen to come across them, just offer sone of these resources. Don't throw out clothes- someone may need them, give them to special centers. If you can, employ some of the newcomers, even as cleaners or janitors. Give some useful advice or help around governmental facilities. They may not thank you, or they may- but you need to know that these people are under so much stress, and you Are helping.
I did some of the above. Also, I was an immigrant once, and that was extremely hard and lonely. I lacked friends and felt so excluded from life. And I am really thankful to those that found the time and resources to help, even with little things. This meant a lot to me.

Submitted by Othmano on Fri, 07/07/2023 - 08:57


They must also stop provoking wars or bending the wealth of these countries, which pushes these people to leave their countries

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Submitted by marcelobj on Sat, 17/06/2023 - 20:27


My Lebanese grandparents were refugees from Ottoman Empire, my Italian grandparents were refugees from poverty. I'm Marcelo, I'm 70 years old, I'm so mad with politicians, I'm Brazilian, I STAND WITH YOU ALL.

Submitted by gosia_czech on Fri, 16/06/2023 - 07:38


We can help refugees simply by supporting them in difficult times. Most of us probably know how it's like to be in a different country and not knowing the language and the culture is a difficult situation to be in. So we should be understanding and offer our help, guide them whenever we can, and simply welcome them with positivity and respect.

Submitted by Miguelitorico1996 on Sun, 06/02/2022 - 01:25


I think that the most necessary thing to help refugees is to give them job opportunities, because speaking in the long term it is also bad to give them everything without a previous job.

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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 15:21

We could help refugees to settle in their new country by offering them assistance to escape difficult situations and taking shared responsibilities.

Submitted by nikoslado on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 16:34

Dear friends, I'd like to congratulate the British Council and the Team who most often raise and post stuff on social issues, especially the today's video about refugees.I'd like also to congratulate all who are supportively commenting on this.Mind that there are European governments and -unfortunately people-who are expressing racist ideas and feelings towards immigrants and refugees. Happy joining this site, Nikoslado