Fleeing violence in Myanmar

Refugees arrive by boat at Shah Porir Dwip Island in Bangladesh. Credit: British Red Cross

The British Red Cross have produced 2 teaching activities, for ages 11-19 which provides learners with the opportunity to reflect on the crisis by considering some of the individuals involved and thinking about what people really need in a situation like this.

Rohingya Crisis

Rohingya crisis resources

Oxfam’s resources include practical activities to explore the crisis, films, and a slideshow with pictures from Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, enabling pupils to learn more about the needs of people in a refugee camp.

Oxfam at 75

Oxfam 75 years_women with pineapples

This resource offers learners a chance to look back through the archives of Oxfam’s work celebrating their 75th anniversary and consider how to end poverty.

Natural disasters: earthquakes

Natural Disasters: Earthquakes image

Developed by the British Red Cross with the support of the Geographical Association, this exciting teaching package features a range of activities designed to encourage young people to explore the impact earthquakes have on individuals and communities.

Refugee crisis resources

Rayyan 7 years old from Iraq with her luggage in Kara Tepe camp in Lesvos, Greece: refugee crisis Lesvos

Liven up your literacy lessons with gripping stories and colourful activities from ActionAid that show what life is like for many child refugees. Use these resources to build literacy and empathy, and to help your class to answer questions such as: ‘How is life different for child refugees?’ and, ‘if you were a refugee, what would you take?’

Refugees: In their own words

Refugees - In their own words

Suitable for lessons in Geography, Citizenship and English, ActionAid’s secondary school resources on the refugee crisis will help your students to understand the lives and experiences of refugees as they tell their own stories, in their own words.

CAFOD Factsheets

CAFOD Factsheets

The Catholic aid agency CAFOD has produced a set of useful factsheets on a range of development issues. These are great for research, homework or a brief overview of some major themes in global development.