Newsthink: Conflict in Sudan
Explore the current crisis in Sudan through a humanitarian lens in this newsthink resource. Use images to explore the impact that the conflict is having on civilians, many of whom have fled their country or are still trying to leave.
- Quick activity
- Tutor time, PSHE
- Conflict, Humanitarianism and the Red Cross, Newsthink, Refugees and migration
Explore the current crisis in Sudan through a humanitarian lens in this resource. Use images to explore the impact that the conflict is having on civilians, many of whom have fled their country or are still trying to leave.
Help your learners gain a deeper understanding of one of the most significant conflicts in recent history. Use this quick photo-based teaching resource with young people to explore the impacts conflict and crisis have on people and widen their understanding of International Humanitarian Law.
See our detailed guidance on how to talk to children and young people about conflict here.
- Examine and discuss an image related to a current humanitarian news event.
- Analyse and identify how people are impacted by this event.
- Discuss and debate a statement relating to a core value by explaining whether you agree or disagree.
How do I use this resource?
Download the PowerPoint and teacher notes to deliver the activities. Use one, some or all the activities, as suits you. Each one can be done in ten to fifteen minutes. Embed this activity into your lessons or use it in assembly or tutor time to engage learners with current events and humanitarian news.
The level of explanation and the length of the session can be adapted to suit the age of your learners.
- Explore and discuss the photos of International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) volunteers offloading boxes of aid in Sudan and the relief tent where exhausted families who are crossing the border to find safety receive essential items and ask learners to the moment captured using the "see, think, feel" framework.
- Debate the following statements: "Internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees should have access to food, water, and sanitation facilities" AND "Everyone fighting a war needs to respect International Humanitarian Law (IHL), both government forces and non-State armed groups".
- Make connections by asking learners to consider any other examples they are aware of where conflict has caused civilians to flee their homes.