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Newsthink: The Afghanistan Crisis

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British Red Cross

Events in Afghanistan have dominated the news in recent weeks, but what do you think the people in Afghanistan are feeling? Use this quick photo-based teaching resource with young people to explore the impacts conflict and crisis have on people, and discuss our common human values. 


Learning objectives:

  • 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?
Explore the Afghanistan crisis through an evocative photo. Download the PowerPoint above to deliver the activities. Use one, some or all of 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. Topical news events can be emotive and this resource has been updated to reflect the changing crisis within Afghanistan after requests from educators. 

Resource contents

  • Link

    The Afghanistan crisis webpage

  • Slides

    PowerPoint: The Afghanistan Crisis

  • Link

    Creating a safe learning environment guide


Compassionate Values, Equality, Globalisation and Interdependence, Peace, Conflict and Justice

Age Ranges

KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+



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