Monday, 27 April 2015

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The United Nations has sought to capitalise on the popularity of video games to educate and raise awareness about the work of the organization.

From the crippling toll of hunger to the desperate plight of refugees, the United Nations system is turning to video games as a vivid tool with realistic simulations to raise awareness of the world’s ills among the more affluent nations.

Food Force (WFP)

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Age: 12+

foodforceThe first humanitarian video game - Since its release in 2005, the World Food Programme's video game to teach children about the logistical challenges of delivering food aid in a major humanitarian crisis has been downloaded over 6 million times, and has an estimated network of 10 million players worldwide!

Complete six virtual missions that reflect real-life obstacles faced by WFP when responding to en emergency.

Produced by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Against All Odds (UNHCR)

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Age: 12 to 15

AgainstAllOddsDeveloped by UNHCR and designed to teach players about the plight of refugees, the game was originally released in Swedish in 2005. It has been translated into 9 languages, including English.

Players take on the role of a refugee, and play through twelve stages - depicting his persecution and flight from his native country, through to eventual integration into a foreign country as an asylum seeker.

The game is aimed at 12 - 15 year olds, an age where people begin to develop ideas regarding refugees and similar issues.

Produced by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)

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