IRIN Films – humanitarian news and analysis

These short documentary films from the United Nations’ Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs present forgotten humanitarian crises. Examples include hard-hitting topics such as: problems with recent elections in Kenya, female

Gapminder

This useful website presents development information in an easily accessible format, and would be ideal research material for upper secondary Geography or Economics pupils. The site includes statistics from the United Nations Human Development Report

Where Will I Live?

Where Will I Live? cover image

This photo-based picture book for ages 4 and above takes a look at the thousands of children around the world forced to leave their homes due to war and conflict.

Getting with the Act: Our Human Rights Act

Getting with the Act

Published by the British Institute of Human Rights, this easy-to-read eBook will take you on a whistlestop tour of where our human rights came from, how they’re protected in the UK by the Human Rights Act, and the difference our Human Rights Act has made in real life in the 15 years that it has been in force.

The Way to School

The Way to School

This beautiful picture book for young readers is full of stunning photos from around the world showing the the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to and from school.

The State of the World’s Water

The State of the World's Water

This ‘atlas of water’ maps the competing claims on limited water supplies – made by farmers, industrialists and householders – and investigates the uses and abuses of the resource, as well as the vexed question of how it can be equitably managed.