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Building a refugee camp

14-18 yrs old

18+ yrs old

Geography

Government, Politics & Civics

Through a Project Based Learning activity, and based on UNHCR recommendations, students must build a refugee camp for 5000 refugees (called a sector).

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Submitted By: Filipe Ferreira

May 8, 2017

Skills

  • Project Based Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration

External References

Camp planning standards - UNHCR
https://emergency.unhcr.org/entry/45582/camp-planning-standards-planned-settlements

Camp planning standards (planned settlements) from the Emergency Handbook by UNHCR. It provides key information on best practice when planning camps.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyse the standards for a emergency refugee settlement/ camp
  • Plan and create a refugee settlement/ camp

Guiding Ideas

Reflect on what life in a refugee camp might be like

Use the UNHCR standards to plan and create a refugee settlement/ camp

Analyse and discuss the minimum requirements that enable refugee communities to live with security and dignity in a healthy environment which improves their quality of life

Student Activities

Performance Expectations

Skills

  • Project Based Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration

External References

Camp planning standards - UNHCR
https://emergency.unhcr.org/entry/45582/camp-planning-standards-planned-settlements

Camp planning standards (planned settlements) from the Emergency Handbook by UNHCR. It provides key information on best practice when planning camps.

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