Thursday, March 7, 2013

Crisis in Syria

Read pages 4-5 in this edition of Scholastic News.Why have millions of people been forced from their homes in Syria?  What is life like at the refugee camps?

What does the word civilian mean?

What does the word refugee mean?

21 comments:

Liam Wilcox said...

Refugee: people who leave their homes to escape danger
Civilians: people who are not members of the armed forces
People have been forced to leave Syria because there was a war. If people stayed, more and more civilians would've suffered and died. When they live in refugee camps, they are finally in peace and can have a happy life.

ana said...

Millions of families have been forced to move from their homes because of a war that's going on for nearly two years.

The word civilian means; People who are not members of the armed forces.

The word Refugee means; People who leave their homes to escape danger.

Hunter Smith said...
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Winni said...

People have been forced to leave thier home cause they wanna escape the war.
Civilian- people who are not members of the armed forces.
Refugees- people who leave their homes to escape danger.

Bryan said...

People in syria have been forced from their homes because there was a war there. At the refugee camps life is safe but harsh because they lack running water electricity and heat.

*civilians mean: people who are not members of the armed forces.

*refugees means: people who leave their homes to escape danger.

Theresa said...

Millions of people have been forced to leave their homes because of the war. The war has left them nowhere to go. Life at the Refugee camps are safer than livning in syria. Many camps don't have running water, electricity, and heat.

Civilian-people who are not members or the armed forces.

Refugees-poeple who leave their homes to escape danger.

Janna said...

People are forced from their homes in Syria because of a war.

Life at a refugee camp is tough, children are having trouble staying warm and families get get by on food thats distributed every two weeks. But on the bright side UNICEF brings tents, food, and supplies to refugee camps.

refugee-people who leave their homes to escape danger

civilian-people who are not members of the armed forces

JONAH said...

They were forced to go because after the war there was no where to go so they have to go to another city.

"Life in the camps is safer than in Syria, but conditions are harsh. Many camps lack running water, electricity, and heat. In Zaatari, families get by on food that's distributed every two weeks."

The word cilvilian means-people who are not members of the armed forces.

The word refugee means-people who leave their homes to escape danger.

Maysen said...

civilan-people who are not members of armed forces refugees-people who leave to escape danger. at the refugee camps they have a school in a tent, the have all suplies for the kids. Also they have playgrounds to make the kids have better lives. People from Syria have been forced from their homes because of the war and the bombings and the killings.

amandeep said...

Millions of people have been forced to go away from their homes because of war
Life at a refugee camp is hard many camps lack running water electricity, heat.
civilian means people who are not membes of the armed forces.
refugee means people who leave there homes to escape danger.

Channy said...

Many people left because of the war happening in Syria. The refugee camp is safe for people but it's harsh. Many of the refugee camp lacks water, eletricity and heat.
Civilian means people who are not from the armed froces.
Refugees - people who escape frim their home. Millions of people left because of the war.

harmeet said...

They had to leave there homes because there is a war going on in Syira. Life in the refugee camps sucks because the tents can get flooded. Civilian means people who are not members of armed forces. Refugee means people who leave their homes to escape danger.

Angelina said...

1. Millions of people were forced from in Syria because of the war that is going on.
2. Life at a refugee camp is pretty normal for kids because the Save The Children organization opened a school which means the kids go there. But most of the people still dream of going home.
3. Civilian: people who are not members of the armed forces.
4. Refugee: people who leave their homes to escape danger.

Jason Bui said...

Millions of people have been forced from their homes in syria because there is to much war happening in syria.Life at the refugees camps are safer than syria because they get water food shelter and they even have school like us.Civilian mean people who are not members of the armed forces and refugees means people who leave their homes to escape danger.

yakub said...

The life of refugee camp is hard life in the camp is saferthan syria but conditions are harsh many camps lack running water electricity and heat
civilians means: people who are not members of the armed forces
refugees means: people who leave their homes to escape danger

zaliah said...

The reason why they left there home is because their was going on in there country so they had to leave teir homes and walk 150 miles to the refugee camp.In my own words i would have to say frighting because u have to worry about if you get home will there be a home there when u get back and plus that there children are being forced with the only clean water in the whole camp that is probly who knows how long it is from there to where they are at.REFUGEEmean that people have to leave there home because around there home is danger. CIVILIANS mean that people that arent in the army forces.

Megann W. said...

Civilan is people who are not in the armed forces and refugee are people who leave their to escape danger. millions of people have been forced from their homes in Syria because there is a war and they want to leave the violence. Life at refugee camp seems horible. there is no running water, electricity, or heat.

Hunter Smith said...

people have had to move becuase of war and life in the refugee camp is pretty bad sometimes at night the cold weather dips under below freezing and you get food every 2 weeks, and sometimes your camp doesnt have running water,electricity, or heat.

Refugee-A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.

Civilian-A nonmilitary person or a person that causes no harm.

Philicyanna said...

Millions of people have been forced from their homes in Syria because there is too many bombings and killings(because of war). Life at the refugee camps are like living in tents and going to school.
civilian-people who are not members of the armed forces.
refugee-people who leave their homes to escape danger.

jericho said...

civilians:people who are not members of the armed forces refugee:people who leaves their homes to escape danger. People have been forced to leave their homes because of a war.

cruz said...

People from syria are being forced from there homes because of a war that has been going on for nearly two years.

refugee: people who have fled there country to escape from danger

civilian: people who aren't and never were a part of the armed forces.