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Cyclone Idai

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Cyclone Idai made landfall on the night of 14-15 March 2019 - this weather system caused extensive damage in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Strong winds, a storm surge, heavy rains and widespread flooding have had devastating impacts on the lives of millions of people. Use this short resource for 9-14 year olds to explore the catastrophic effects of disasters such as Cyclone Idai and how aid is used to support survivors. Develop your learners' critical thinking about what makes some people more vulnerable to disasters than others and what can be done to make the situation fairer.

Resource contents

  • Slides

    Slideshow about natural disasters

  • Teacher’s Pack

    Supporting teacher notes


Environment and Sustainability, Social Justice

Age Ranges

KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14


Geography, PSHE / PSE / PSED

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