Link for MSF presentation

Some of you are finding it hard to access the PowerPoint presentation from MSF.

Here is another weblink to try

If that doesn’t work, go to the MSF homepage, scroll down to the bottom of the site and click on Schools Resources under the Our Work tab. Then click on the A Level Geography resource and it should take you to the download page.

Hope this helps!!


U6 Unit 4 reading

Have a look at this PowerPoint from Medecins Sans Frontieres about hazard management.…/a_level_geography_powerpoint.pptx

It looks at the Haiti EQ (2010), Japan EQ and tsunami (2011), Sichuan EQ (2008), L’Aquila EQ (2009) and Van EQ (2011).

Slides 22-23 are useful for evaluating sources of information.

It uses Haiti as an example to explore the reasons why so many people die in some events and not in others. Earthquake prediction and communication is evaluated using the L’Aquila earthquake where several people were jailed after playing down the risk of a major earthquake. Section 4 of the PowerPoint is about the management of hazards so is probably the most useful. It contains a good explanation of the Park’s model. You should be planning to use this model in your report to show timescales of recovery. Haiti and Japan are compared – a very effective comparison. GPS and the role of technology is examined as well. Look at the appendix for an account of Haiti before the EQ, immediately afterwards and 6 months on.


U6 Unit 4

Keep an eye on the recent news about the Chile earthquake which hit the country at 20:46 local time (23:46 GMT). A magnitude 8.2 earthquake has caused a small tsunami for Chile and Peru and thousands of people have been evacuated from coastal areas following a tsunami warning from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. This warning is due to lift at 08.00 GMT. The earthquake has also caused landslides which have blocked some roads.

Try to examine the management strategies in place, evaluate their effectiveness and identify factors that have affected the response taken. – some initial information and pictures.

Weblinks to Explore

Weblinks to interesting and potentially useful resources


The Economist – multimedia library for clips and infographics

City Dashboard – Huge range of live data – economic, social and environmental

Flightpaths to show connectivity of global hubs,15/6?&_suid=1396357776721003993762831833941

MOOCS – Massive Online Open Courses – Extension material, extra resources and independent learning


Explore the global weather patterns                                                                

Global Environmental Issues – Latest reports, news and data                            

Population statistics                      

Disaster database                                                                                                    

United Nations office for Disaster Risk Reduction                                          

Useful source for news items on tropical storms/hurricanes

Useful map data