Sport for refugee children

Thachuk, Carla (2006) Sport for refugee children. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Refugee children suffer from extreme atrocities and are often neglected or go unheard in refugee situations. Sport is a valuable cost effective tool that when used exclusively or in combination with existing recovery and development programs can aid and address child refugee health development issues. This 6-month internship with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) examined the benefits of sport for refugee children, sport in the United Nations and Sport in the UNHCR. Specifically addressing psychosocial issues associated with war, psychosocial issues associated with being a refugee, environment and health issues from everyday refugee camp life, being a refugee ex-child soldiers, unaccompanied or separated refugee child, a refugee child living with a disability, issues due to a lack of basic education, being a victim of sexual violence, affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) or other sexually transmitted infections (STI's), and issues of gender inequality.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11529
Item ID: 11529
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 93-100).
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of
Date: 2006
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Refugee children--Services for--Developing countries; Sports for children--Developing countries.

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