This course is one 45 – to 60 – minute session.
- To be aware of the scale of effort required to meet human needs resulting from displacement, including security
- To be aware of some of the aspects of assistance and protection that people need when armed conflict displaces them from their homes
- Responding to the needs of people displaced by armed conflict requires a great deal of planning and effort.
- In addition to immediate biological needs (water, food, shelter, medical care, etc.), social and psychological needs must also be addressed. These include enabling people to regain their autonomy as quickly as possible.
Needs of People Displaced by Armed Conflict | 10 – 15 minutes
Brainstorm the needs of people who have fled from their homes and sought refuge in a camp for displaced people.
The following headings may be used to organize the responses:
Water (including supply and drainage)
Present “Photo collage 5B” and discuss the needs reflected in the photographs.
Present “Planning a camp – a report” and have learners identify what planners did to meet some of those needs.
Calculate Resources For a Camp | 30-35 minutes (small groups)
Present “Information and instructions for planners“. Review the population figures in the box.
Have each small group develop a plan for meeting one category of the needs of the displaced population in this camp. Each group should calculate quantities of supplies needed and think about how to obtain and distribute them. (10 minutes)
Each group should then present its plan for class discussion. (15 minutes)
Each presentation should include:
Discuss what has been learned through planning for 10,000 in light of the existence of camps around the world where much larger numbers of people have taken refuge. (5-10 minutes)
How to Ensure Human Dignity and Identity | 10 minutes
Discuss needs other than biological that humanitarian workers must consider in helping displaced people recover, assume responsibility for themselves and preserve their human dignity.
Close : Needs After Leaving the Camps | 10 minutes
Give learners a few minutes to write down what they think people will need after they leave the camp. Divide the learners into four groups and have each group focus on one of the following categories of people who might be in the camp.
Then discuss the needs they mention and their reasons for doing so.