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Natural Disasters (disaster risk reduction)

Disasters such as flooding, earthquakes and droughts have the potential to destroy homes, places of work and farmland.  This can be devastating for people in developing nations as they have to cope with the loss of the very heart of their way of life. When educating young people about such disasters it is important that they understand not only the causes and effects but also the solutions to help mitigate against the consequences.  This section provides links to resources on how Practical Action works to reduce the risk faced by families who are living in regions threatened by natural disasters.

Material is suitable for Key Stages 2-5

Key countries: Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal and Peru

Who's most at risk?

Who's most at risk? is an exciting role play activity that enables pupils aged 11-18 years to understand some of the key factors that place people around the world at risk from the effects of natural hazards.

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Case studies

Case studies outlining how Practical Action has worked with communities to help them mitigate against natural disasters.

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Video

Videos showing how Practical Action has worked with communities to help them mitigate against natural disasters

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Further information

Additional information on natural disasters and downloadable images of Practical Action's work

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Flooding - Causes and Consquences

Flooding causes and consequences provides ideas for lesson activities together with supporting images, videos and web links suitable for a KS1 and 2 students

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