New Web Site Piques Children’s Interest


“ABCDesastres” is a new web site where young students and their teachers can learn about natural disasters and risks. The Spanish-language web site is divided into a number of sections. In ¡Quiero aprender! (Let’s Learn) youngsters will find a wide range of information on disasters and risk, including a glossary of terms. They will also be able to pay a virtual visit to many regions of the world as they search for data on risks and natural disasters, and explore links to web sites of a variety of organizations working in the field. A section called ¡Quiero Hacer! (Let’s Do It) contains activities that students can take part in to learn more about disaster prevention and mitigation. Visit to take a tour of the site. ABCDesastres was created by the Regional Center for Research and Development in Santa Fe, Argentina, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and UNICEF.

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