Download My Life as a Refugee apk 5.0 free for Android smartphone

29 Jun
My Life as a Refugee

Posted by UNHCR in Education | June 29, 2012 | 53 Comments

Apk file size: 17.0 MB

☆ "…'My Life as a Refugee' successfully uses a unique, interactive concept to get their worthy message across" - The Guardian

☆ "…does not mince words and confronts the user with hard, painful facts and stories" -

☆ "…pulls no punches over the horror some people are forced to face and… is an effective tool in raising awareness" -

☆ "…'My Life as a Refugee' is a simple to use free application that raises awareness of the plight of the refugees of the world and gives the viewer some sort of an insight into their tragedy" - FeedMyApp ★★★★★

Based on real-life experiences of families torn apart by conflict or persecution. Every minute 8 people are forced to flee war, persecution or terror. If conflict threatened your family, what would you do?

Players face a series of tough decisions and chance events in these true-to-life quests to try to survive, reach safety, reunite with loved ones and rebuild their lives.

The app features three stories whose characters who are separated from their families while fleeing persecution or armed conflict.

“My Life as a Refugee” was developed by UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. Each story is based on real-life experiences of families torn apart by war or persecution.

We are unable to reply to your feedback here, if you have any questions and comments, please contact us at [email protected], @ACWtweet on twitter or

Whats new

    • Listening to your comments, we have enabled the stories to be played in full… and at the same time!
    • File size at 17Mb to enable it to be downloaded onto more 'phones.
    • Optimised – now smoother and quicker

UNHCR part of our Education and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update June 29, 2012. Google play rating is 82.9205. Current verison is 5.0. Actual size 17.0 MB.

Download my-life-as-a-refugee.apk 17.0 MB


A Google User

An enlightening experience The program is simple, and effective enough to give an introduction to the plight of countless voiceless refugees around the world. Count your blessings and consider sparing some of yours to help bless them.

A Google User

Higher level of understanding Please anyone says something irrational, Pls remember that thus is not a shooter game where you expect action.this helps you to see situation through the eye of a regular human before things change for worse

A Google User

Educational and moving! This is a great app. It's really educational about the plight of refugees and helps you to see things from their perspective. I think most of the bad reviews wanted it to be Angry Birds: Refugee Edition. It isn't that, its something much better. It'll actually teach you something! Would be great for kids to help them understand the cause.

Aisha Tunkara

Great game but too short Brilliant.. very dead on with all the situations. . I rate it only 4 stars, because the game doesn't offer you many options and the storyline for each individual is way too fast (beat all story lines under 10 Minutes)

A Google User

Embarrassing The UNHCR are a brilliant agency, but this app is a waste of time. I suspect a digital agency made it for them for free, hence them not rejecting it. You hardly get to make any decisions, and the story's tedious. Read What Is The What instead. Much more interesting way to find out about the plight of refugees.

Aaron Mathias

Beautifully designed!!! This app abounds in empathy putting you in a situation of ordered chaos with your imagination fuelling the way. It also changes one's paradigm of what "Conflict Zones" actually mean... A great app to understand the brutality of might against the helpless & the vulnerable & what would you do if you were in the thick of things....

Rofannie Chan

Great app I found this app, actually kept me on the edge of my seat... Pretty fun, it shows the refugees's struggle very well getting happy or sad at the events and the endings i come upon... the only thing is probably maybe have more choices and more timed choices... Overall a great app!.

minnie drumond

good to learn its good to learn how refugees work hard to save their family to escape to better places where they are safe and can live without fear i love this app because it helps people become aware of the problems that many people face everyday

Matt Crosby

Lacking in effort, therefore disrespectful to the endeavor The idea behind this game is monumental, but only if it can in fact be played like a game. It must also be socially interactive, though this will dredge up underlying resentments between users. Nevertheless I believe that is, in some ways, the point; the existence of refugees at all is a blight on science, religion, and society. Humanizing the dehumanized is the point yes?

A Google User

Interesting viewpoints I could never thing of something like this without the experience. The buttons don't always respond when pressed though, please fix.

Monir AlSobari

Not interactive The app doen't show the refugees situtions imteractively so users won't know what refugees are going through or feel about them infact!

Emily Chamblin

tragic and well done Great stories. Well, horrible stories. I'm a teacher and I plan on using some of these in my class.

Catie Zimmer

Amazing Truly opened my eyes to the hardship that refugees are experiencing on a day to day basis.

A Google User

Powerful We never think about what it would be like if it happened to us.

Sabella Hebels

Should be compolsury in schools! The whole earth should use this app composolary! People just dont know what these people have to go through and I wish that countries would be more willing to take these wonderful people into their countries for asylum!

Raweewan Kwangklang

Simple and clear I can imagine what the refugee have to face.

Anand Rajagopal

The initiative, brilliant. A little ui touch up needed.

A Google User

solid It's interesting but could use a little touching up. Sometimes you don't have a decision in what to do and only 2 of them are timed

A Google User

I'm loving the statistics!! "Did you know K'naan was a refugee?" in the game :D

Leigh Otto

Cool Very good poor people there ifeel sorry now

A Google User

Bit momotonous. It doea get a bit tedious after the first few slides.

Fattema a

This app opened my eyes it really made me a less selfish person

Nia Williams

Perfection Really helps you understand the hardships thesue people go through

A Google User

Ok Ok game but lacked choices, good info tho

Meera Beharry

Interesting and educational It reminds me of those "choose your own adventure" books I used to read as a kid. Could be a good teaching tool.

kimberly hawkins

My life as a refugee. Good way to spread the word.

A Google User

Excellent immersion This app is both chilling and most enlightening. May mercy and understanding be granted to all refugees.

Lucy Wells

Hmp It would be great if it worked!

Aisha Ngonze

Aisha Informative. Brings the reality of the issues faving refugees closer home

A Google User

Good concept but needs a little work. Buggy at times, only three stories. Good idea though, keep at it, UNHCR.

A Google User

Meh You hardly get to make decisions and it's quite tedious.

Karla Rios

Longer! Its great but I fel like things go buy to fast and is short bot great

Özgür Ünal

Really good Good informations and good scenerios

Madelyn Teoh Wen Qian

Meaningful app... This is a great app! Keep it up this good job!

Andrew-Knox Bwalya KANIKI

Brilliant The app is a must have for all that wonder why we should have a heart of love towards other people. Great work!

Laura Stein

Brilliant Great narrative that seems to capture how a real refugee would make difficult choices and brings attention to the reality of what happens to children and families. Brilliant app.

A Google User

Everybody have to try This is not fiction, is happening every day as you read this review. What are you going to do about this?

J Gleeson

No real options presented. Tedious presentation

Beatrice Gatta

No real choices Whatever choice you make, the story goes on the same. You wait for your brother? He gets caught anyways. You stop at your uncle's? No one's there. An ebook or a motion comic would have been better. And I gained no new knowledge nor empathy from this app,because the feelings and thoughts of the characters are never really developed. You would expect more from one of the most famous humanitarian organisations.

Holly Lester

Very informative and educational This game puts into perspective what it's like to have to fight to keep yourself and your loved ones alive. This game was very moving. I loved it.

Foo Mun Kit

Informative and educational Lesson learned: run to border at all cost and look for UNHCR assistant

A Google User

Really mind-opening At first, I did not like the idea of there being a game in which you 'are' a refugee and click through tasks and see if you can manage to get to a 'safe spot', as it simplifies many aspects of their hardship. Nevertheless, this app is to be recommended as it virtually puts you in the situation of fellow humans who have to flee their homes for one reason or another. I hope this makes people realize the hardship of the life as a refugee.

Erin Norwood

I'm giving this a 5 because the cause is important. Very creative way to share the need.

A Google User

Used to show examples of hard choices. "Gameplay" could put more pressure of time limit to make choices - helpful if there were audio options for under 10yrs who sometimes distrust the small text. Everyone showed seemed to think a little more that refugees are just people.

Eshan Raj

Great Add some more stories it is too short.

Shalaka Singh

It does not fulfill's the idea with which I installed it. But still you can give it a try

Debbie Rasmussen

Wow. Hard to imagine having to make such life-altering decisions so quickly. You have 13 seconds...

A Google User

Disappointing Won't do anything just freezes for ages

A Google User

Poorly done I hope they didn't pay for this.

Ioanna Chatzittofi

It's very good application giving you the sense of fear of what is going to heppen then...

Andy Lee

Mr Not easy being a refugee.

joy james

Teaches you alot about the struggles refugees go through

Nawaz Siddiq

Pak Very good app to understand the pain of refuges

Leave A Comment