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Who would you rather talk to? A refugee who has fled a war zone or an athlete competing in the Olympic games in Rio 2016?
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.
Explore barriers to humanitarian aid and actions in conflict zones.
It's a heap of crumpled metal that's also a moving art work. Explore a disturbing, gut-wrenching way of communicating the reality of war.
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.
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.
Challenge the assumptions we make about people when we hear a brief description with this popular starter activity for schools.
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.
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.
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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