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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.

A sign reading 'Please help us!' is displayed while children play outside their makeshift tents in rice fields in the Philippines

After an earthquake

Children play, hours after an earthquake destroyed their homes. What do students want to know? Help them take ownership of their learning.

A traffic sign informs travellers to conserve water as they pass through California September 10 2014

California drought

What happens when the well runs dry? Explore the impact of a four year drought on Californian residents.

Justin Anderson packs his three children and dog into his truck as he prepares to leave the Christina Lake Lodge campground in Conklin Alberta

Decide in a crisis

In a crisis, someone has to decide what to do. Even if you’re scared, you still have to decide. Even if you have no reliable information, you still have to decide. You may also have to reassure others that your decisions are sound.

A health officer wears a special uniform to be protected from Ebola virus at a state hospital in Kenema Sierra Leone on August 23 2014

Ebola: compassion and resilience

Find out what happened when a Sierra Leonean man became infected with Ebola. Explore kindness, compassion and lessons in resilience.

Young people during an icebreaker

Emergency bingo

Perfect as a quick classroom activity, use this fun icebreaker to raise awareness of some key aspects of emergencies.

Woman with earthquake scene, Bam

Emergency Facebook

How would students use social networking to spread the news of a health epidemic? Explore the possibilities with this quick classroom activity.

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.

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