The following resources are from the British Red Cross. We had one of their presenters come to deliver the sessions.

This teaching resource is designed to help young people gain a better understanding of the humanitarian impact of the refugee crisis. Activities build learners’ empathy for the real people affected by the crisis and encourage young people to consider the difference a welcome could make to someone seeking asylum and refuge.

Helpful definition to build understanding of key words around refugee crisis.

Learning objectives

The activities within this resource will enable participants to:

  • Understand what might cause someone to flee their home, families and country to seek refuge elsewhere.
  • Empathise with the experiences of refugees (exploring emotions, feelings and the practical impact of having to leave home, country and family).
  • Explore the hazards they go through during their journey.
  • Explore the barriers they face as they try to settle in the host country.
  • Explore the contributions the refugees make to the host community.
  • Explore the contribution art and culture as well as their wider contributions to society.
  • Consider how you can help in practical ways if you were to encounter a refugee.