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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.

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.

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.

People inspect Jeremy Deller's Baghdad car bomb installation, entitled Baghdad, 5 March 2007, on display at the Imperial War Museum

Burnt out

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.

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.

Three men tumble after the Double Gloucester cheese as it hurtles down Coopers Hill in Gloucestershire in the annual Cheese Rolling competition

Cheese rolling hazards

Can you get concussion from a cheese roll? Yes - if it's the centuries-old custom of cheese rolling that thrives even in our supposedly risk-averse age. What are the actual risks at community events like this and how do we manage them?

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.

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