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Disasters and Emergencies teaching resources

Disasters and Emergencies Teaching Resources

Learn about the earthquakes, floods and typhoons which inflict a devastating toll upon communities worldwide with our story-led activities and worksheets. ActionAid provides emergency aid as well as long-term support to help vulnerable people rebuild their lives. Using our illustrative resources you will be able to take your pupils on a journey which allows them to see natural disasters through the eyes of survivors.


A woman makes her way through the rubble caused by an earthquake in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Photo Moises Saman/Panos/ActionAid

Living in a world of water

Experience what it’s like living in a world of water through the eyes of four remarkable children. Discover stories of heat-busting chickens, floating ambulances and wild weather, as Aasia, Prianka, Shumona and Abdullah show you how they live and learn in Bangladesh.

Drought 360°

Put your class in 12-year-old Daeka’s shoes. She has taken a 360 degree photo to show the effects of drought in her village in east Africa. To complement this incredible 360° photo, we’ve created two colourful posters to help your class to understand how drought affects people, plants and animals.

KS1 and KS2 Refugee crisis resources

Liven up your literacy lessons with gripping stories and colourful activities that show what life is like for many child refugees. Use these resources to build literacy and empathy, and to help your class to answer questions such as: ‘How is life different for child refugees?’ and, ‘if you were a refugee, what would you take?’

Nepal: Back to school

Welcome your pupils back to school with fantastic images and stories from the children of Nepal as they return to class following the earthquakes which struck their country in early 2015.

Bangladesh factsheet

Did you know that Bangladesh is known as the land of rivers? It has over 700! Our Bangladesh factsheet is packed with the key statistics about Bangladesh’s population and size, as well as information on the big issues the country faces. Why not use this colourful factsheet as a discussion starter, handout or poster for a class display?