• Start Date: 14 Jan, 2019
  • 2 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos

Learn about the key preparedness actions you can take to stay safe during various disasters and extreme weather events.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Discover what to do when disaster strikes

As extreme weather events continue to affect the lives of millions of people across the globe, it’s never been more important to know how to stay safe when disaster strikes.

On this course, you’ll find out about the key actions you can take to reduce the risks associated with disasters and extreme weather events.

You’ll learn how to create your own disaster kit, and develop a personal and family response plan, to use if an extreme event occurs.

You’ll get practical advice on preparing for, and responding to earthquakes, extreme temperatures, flooding, tsunamis, and hurricanes.

This course is aimed at anyone interested in disaster preparedness, but may be of particular interest to teachers, healthcare professionals, and those involved in risk assessment and risk reduction.

Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network, with 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and 17 million volunteers present in virtually every community around the world.

The IFRC acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to save lives and build the resilience of vulnerable people and communities worldwide. It is guided by seven Fundamental Principles – humanity, neutrality, impartiality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality– and provides assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, or political opinions.

Every year, the IFRC reaches 160.7 million people through long-term development programmes; 110 million people with disaster response and early recovery programmes; 9.1 million people with food support, and 4.5 million people with emergency shelter.

It is a grassroots network with global reach, advocating with and for local communities and marginalised groups, and bringing their voices to the highest-level international fora. Together, we work in partnerships within the network and with external agencies to strengthen individual and community resilience and alleviate suffering wherever it is found.


This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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