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

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

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

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.

What's New

Version 1.1

• Listening to your comments, we have enabled the stories to be played in full… and at the same time!
• File size at 35Mb to enable faster downloads.
• Minor bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
38 Ratings
38 Ratings

Sad but very realistic

It's a very good app and puts you into live of kids and Adults who risk there lives and run away from there family and home to keep them safe. I hope there is an update soon where you can be a different character (maybe some younger kids) and learn about there story.


Important for the priveledged

This app is very helpful in bringing across the stories of the refugees of our generation. I think as people we thrive on listening to stories and the power of sharing these three refugee stories in a simulation helps those who have not experienced that situation to open their hearts and minds to changing their attitude in how they treat foreigners. A great tool for learning and transforming attitude.


Success and horror

Confronting choices, with realistic outcomes. neither guilt tripping you nor pretending everything is fine. Getting a positive ending for your character really shows how important a safe job to provide shelter and food and knowing your family are safe can mean the world to so many people.


Artifex Creative Webnet Ltd
36.8 MB
Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© 2012UNHCR


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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