Story of a Saudi Woman – level 1

17-01-2019 07:00

This is a story about a woman from Saudi Arabia. She is 18 years old. She says that her family abuses her.

She and her family go on holiday to Kuwait. She runs away from her family there. She flies to Thailand. From Thailand, she plans to go to Australia. She wants to ask for asylum. However, the Thai police stop her. They take her passport away.

She is in a hotel room. She is afraid that Thailand wants to send her back to Saudi Arabia. Things are bad for her there.

She asks people on the Internet for help. The UN sees her situation. The UN gives her refugee status. This means that she has some protection.

Difficult words: abuse (hurt, be very bad to), ask for asylum (ask if you can live somewhere in safety), refugee (a person who is running away from his or her country because he or she is not safe there).

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