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

Teaching Tools, 30 March 2007

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

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.