Talking about refugees, migration and displacement

An online toolkit of resources to help teachers and parents talk to children about refugees, migration and displacement has been published by The British Red Cross.

The resources include age-appropriate activities for adults to do with children to help approach this subject and includes materials to help when discussing the Russian war in Ukraine.

New research for the British Red Cross, published to coincide with Refugee Week this week (June 20-26), shows that 57% of primary school teachers said they are worried that talking to their pupils about refugees and the impact of conflict and persecution could make them feel anxious. Furthermore, while 83% said they have seen an increase in questions about refugees from pupils in the last year, 37% don’t feel well equipped to talk about it.

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