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The effects of Hurricane Mitch on informal settlement in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The effects of  Hurricane Mitch on informal settlement in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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Key Info
  • The effects of Hurricane Mitch on informal settlement in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Duration: 03:15
  • Jorge, a hurricane survivor, gives an eyewitness account of the landslides and floods in Tegucigalpa. The disaster triggered a major international relief effort. Relief workers describe their efforts.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Natural Hazards: Weather

  • Keywords: Illegal settlements, emergency aid, hurricane, Honduras, tropical storm, geography, SCIAF, IRC
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful outline of the work of Scottish Emergency Relief organisations such as SCIAF and IRC. The clip demonstrates the basic procedures, rehydrating children, securing the distribution of fresh water, and providing food and emergency shelters.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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