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How disasters can affect your life

  • Type: Meeting or Conference
  • Date: 13 Oct 2011
  • Venue: Online


66.5 million children are affected annually by disasters...

How do you define a disaster? When it comes to climate change there are increasing numbers of disasters due to an increase of climate change impacts around the world.

School activity for 13 October - International Disaster Risk Reduction Day!

There are lots of ways you can take action on International Disaster Risk Reduction Day. Here are some ideas:

• Watch a video on the group's page about how children and young people around the world are affected by disasters. Start a group debate looking at:

- What surprised you in the videos?
- How did children learn about the risks they face in their communities?
- What did children do to prevent, prepare for disasters?
- Have you ever been involved in any Disaster Risk Reduction activity?
- How could disasters affect your life?

• Video record your debate and upload it to this group discussion.

• Write a blog with your opinion on what is causing disasters around the world and what we can do together to make people safer.

• Create a discussion in this group about any topic on disasters or ask young people on the website their views.

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  • Themes:Media, Vulnerable Populations

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/22569

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