Syrian Journey: Choose Your Own Escape Route

If you were fleeing Syria for Europe, what choices would you make for you and your family?
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Illustration by BBC

Step into the shoes of a Syrian refugee. Imagine walking—and flying, driving, or traveling by boat— 1,500 dangerous miles from Syria to Europe.

Published by the BBC at the height of the refugee crisis, this virtual challenge is an exhilarating yet sobering experience. Players choose between common routes taken by Syrian migrants, and make tough decisions about how to travel and whom to trust. It’s a treacherous journey, and one wrong choice can cost you your life.

The virtual simulation is a meaningful way to cultivate empathy, jumpstart activism, and deepen students’ understanding of the Syrian refugee experience. The BBC site offers additional videos, survivor stories, and articles to learn more about the refugee crisis. 

 

Take the Syrian Journey here

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