Clearinghouse Resource


Passages: An Awareness Game Confronting the Plight of Refugees


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Geneva, Switzerland: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

1995, 75 pages

Description of Resource

"This UNHCR's educational tool is a simulation game designed to create a better understanding of the problems of refugees. By playing the game "Passages", participants will discover the concrete problems which confront refugees; feel the psychological anguish caused by separation and flight; see what forces people into refugee situations and the train of events that brings them to refugee camps and beyond; think about possible solutions to refugee problems, particularly with regards to integration within the country of asylum and repatriation to the country of origin; adopt a more welcoming attitude towards refugees in their own countries; become motivated to undertake actions on behalf of refugees. Passages can be played in various situations: with young people of different ages and ethnic backgrounds; with groups of different sizes; with schools groups, youth organizations, community groups, etc.; both indoors and outdoors." - Publisher's description