Archive for April 21st, 2012

| April 21, 2012 | 0 Comments 

The secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction launched an on-line game aimed at teaching children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. This initiative came within the World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School”.

The game can be found HERE

Natural hazards, such as floods, earthquakes and volcanoes, do not need to become disasters. For example, if volcanoes erupt in a location where nobody lives, the volcano eruption is just a natural hazard, but not a disaster. But if people living around the volcanoes are affected and even killed by the volcano eruption, in this case, the volcano eruption becomes a disaster. Continue Reading