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Cuento: el clima mi amigo

Este cuento es una herramienta que desarrolló la Cruz Roja Nicaragüense para sensibilizar niños al tema del cambio climático y de la gestión ambiental.

Sri Lanka Red Cross Society , IFRC – Working with Children for a Culture of Prepardeness

Insufficient knowledge on risks and risk reduction measures exposes communities to greater impact of hazards. Schools can play a major role in reducing the vulnerability of students and local communities. Educating school teachers and students on effective disaster pre­paredness and response mechanisms has a multiplier effect at household and community levels and will help create …

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Expect the Unexpected and Facing Fear: Emergency preparedness in schools

To prepare the population to act safely during unexpected events, the Canadian Red Cross has developed the preparedness program “Expect the Unexpected” to get ready for emergencies. This preparedness program is intended for students, their parents, teachers and Canadian Red Cross facilitators who may be called upon to contribute in class. The objective of this …

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Island school learns DRR – Maldives

Case study on how one island school is helping the community prepare for disaster after the 2004 Tsunami devastated their original settlement. One in a series of video case studies created by the Global Network for Disaster Reduction. GNDR, 2011. Island school learns DRR – Maldives, Overview of GNDR video case studies http://www.globalnetwork-dr.org/case-studies/advocacy-a-awareness-raising/article/201-maldives.html, http://www.globalnetwork-dr.org/case-studies.html

Volcano Resources for Educators

List of resource for educators by the US Geologic Survey. Volcano Resources for Educators http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/about/edu/index.php

Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has put together a set of guides to incremental retrofitting strategies for a wide variety of building types. FEMA, 2003. FEMA overview of earthquake safety at work, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Office Buildings, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Retail Buildings, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital Buildings, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of …

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ShakeOut earthquake drills

The Great ShakeOut is a once a year earthquake drill first held in California in 2008 to raise awareness across all segments of the community. Participation has since spread around the globe and an increasing numebr of communities take part every year. The Great ShakeOut website, ShakeOut Drill Manual for Schools, ShakeOut Drill Manual for …

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Pakistan: Children can play an important role in disaster preparedness

An article by Amir Murtaza published by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the interests and capabilities of children to paly a role in decision-making related to development plans for their schools, playgrounds, and streets. Pakistan: Children can play an important role in disaster preparedness http://www.humanrights.asia/opinions/opinions/columns/AHRC-ETC-029-2013