Disaster Emergency Planning

Children play in the river that runs through Tuvaruhu village in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. The river is often a focal point of village life where people wash, play and fish. The rivers flood regularly and present a danger to many inhabitants, especially children.

The Solomon Islands are prone to natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis. The Natural Disaster Risk Management program run by Caritas Australia trains teachers in emergency response, community evacuation plans and strategies to teach children emergency responses to natural disasters through song, nursery rhymes and role play.

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