Lesson plans for ages 12-14 in Geography: Living Conditions in Refugee Camps in Africa

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Amisi camp, Zaire, January 1997.   © UNHCR/C.Bowers

INTRODUCTION

Life in a refugee camp. The images of sprawling, smoke-filled tent cities are familiar enough to anyone who watches the nightly television news. But the reality of life in such a place - day after day, year after year - is almost unimaginable for most of us.

The purpose of this unit is to bring the almost unimaginable into focus.