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The cellist Vedran Smajlović playing in the partially destroyed National Library in Sarajevo in 1992 during the Balkans war

Music quiz 2017

13 Jul 2017

An end-of-term music quiz that’s fast-moving and sometimes humorous, with plenty of opportunity for thoughtful discussion and expression of opinion.

An Italian Red Cross volunteer involved in the response to an earthquake

Italy earthquake

An earthquake struck part of central Italy in August. Encourage young people to explore the humanitarian response with the following activities.

A penguin walks along a frozen beach

Winter weather

25 Jan 2017

Like other forms of adversity, bad weather is an opportunity – to solve problems, help others, practise skills and build understanding. These activities cover topics from coping emotionally to calculating the cost–benefit of evacuation.

Remote village of Sathighar 4 hours North of Katmandu

Natural disasters - earthquakes

New resource for geography teachers helps 11-19 year olds understand the humanitarian impact of a natural disaster like an earthquake.

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.

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.

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.

School students taking part in a workshop

Build resilience

When is the best time to think about what to do in a crisis? Reflect, explore and experiment with this collection of crisis situations.

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.

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