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An earthquake struck part of central Italy in August. Encourage young people to explore the humanitarian response with the following activities.
14 Jun 2017
Explore how acting with humanity can make a difference to people affected by the London Bridge attack, and consider the role of emergency planning in reducing harm.
15 Mar 2017
The world can change in an instant. What was once familiar and predictable can disappear suddenly. That was what happened in Oxford in February when people returned home to find that their apartment block had exploded.
08 Feb 2017
The ban on refugees and people from several countries entering the United States dominated news coverage. Explore the impact on the people affected, including two sisters who waited at an airport while their mother was detained.
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.
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