A war orphan’s search for home

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In 1991, images of a horrifically scarred boy appeared in newspapers across the world. Separated from his family, Amar Kanim was adopted by a British MP. Now, 30 years later, Amar has returned to Iraq to search for his lost family.

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Activities

  1. Write at least three different emotions that Amar’s story makes you feel. (Avoid “sad” and “happy”.)
  2. Write a list of the following countries: Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the USA. Then, research why each nation became involved in the First Gulf War; their aims, and whether or not they succeeded. Limit your answers to no more than three sentences per country.