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Natural Disasters in the Developed and Developing World


Atlas themes Teaching level Province/Territory

Canada and Overseas Development


Newfoundland & Labrador


Students will examine how countries in the developed and developing world respond to natural disasters. Students will study the impact that factors such as existing infrastructure, stable governing system, and international assistance have on a country’s ability to respond in times of natural crisis. They will use the earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and Japan and flooding and hurricanes in Canada as examples. Students will analyse how Canada can be of use to respond to natural disasters in countries that have fewer resources available to them.


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