UN: An on-line game to teach children how to save lives

As part of the 2006-2007 World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School” the secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction has launched an on-line game to teach children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters.

Players can chose between five scenarios they will try to prevent – from earthquakes over hurricanes to flood and Tsunamis.

Each scenario takes between 10 and 20 minutes to play, depending on the disaster you are trying to prevent and your skill level. 3 difficulty levels are available for each of the scenarios (easy, medium or hard).

Even though it is a single player game, the publishers encouraging groups of children in a classroom environment to play collaboratively and discuss the best course of action to take.

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link to Stop Disasters Game web page

More information at the ISDR game web site

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