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A mother takes care of her children at a tent city in Tacloban on the eastern island of Leyte on October 14 2014 which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013

Typhoon Haiyan: One year on

A collection of activities for teachers to help students reflect on life a year on from typhoon Haiyan.

Red cross staff helping mothers and children in Badanrero

East Africa facing hunger

Food shortages are hard to contemplate: the human suffering is intense, and news footage can be difficult to watch. This edition of Newsthink provides thoughtful activities for approaching the current crises in East Africa and Yemen.

Doctors Without Borders staff are seen during a surgery after a US airstrike on MSF hospital in Kunduz Afghanistan on October 03 2015

Attacks on health care

Help young people understand that the protection of humanity in war requires commitment to firm principles and can pose challenging dilemmas. Groups can try out an actual question posed in the training of humanitarian staff and volunteers.

Turkish aid workers give water to Syrian refugees waiting for permission to enter Turkey at Yumurtalik crossing gate near Suruc Turkey Wednesday Sept 24 2014

Barriers to humanity

Explore barriers to humanitarian aid and actions in conflict zones.

Children attend an event at a psychological support centre in Syria

Emotional support in a crisis

Using an example of psychosocial support provided for children in Syria, help young people learn about different methods that can be employed to emotionally support individuals during and after a crisis.

Girl in a group of young people

Exploring stereotypes

Challenge the assumptions we make about people when we hear a brief description with this popular starter activity for schools.

House on fire in Oxfordshire

Fires, quakes and drones

The world can change in an instant. What was once familiar and predictable can disappear suddenly, leaving people feeling shocked. That was what happened in Oxford in February when people returned home to find that their apartment block had exploded.

A man inspects aid inside Red Crescent vehicles on their way to al Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province Syria January 11 2016

Humanitarian aid in action

Communities trapped by the fighting in Syria are desperate for the basics of survival. Humanitarian relief agencies are ready to provide what help they can. But a dangerous and unpredictable conflict zone means there are many barriers to overcome.

Damaged aid lies inside a warehouse after an attack on Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy in Aleppo

Humanitarian convoy attack

Invite young people to explore the impact of aid suspension on different groups of people.

First aid training in Jerusalem

Humanitarian first aid

Help young people explore different elements of first aid; what can be predicted and prepared for and what skills and qualities do we all have to help.

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