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9b. OPINION LINE - RIVER FLOODS

Earthquake Aid - Opinion Line

Activity 1

Draw an opinion line like the one shown below.

Short Term Aid   
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Long term aid

Then position the following forms of aid along the line depending on whether you think they are short term aid, long term aid or somewhere inbetween.           

§         Teams of doctors and nurses

§         Emergency health kits (expire in 5 years)

§         Tents and blankets

§         Counselling emotionally stressed children                                         

§         Cancellation of debts

§         Bulldozers

§         Clothing

§         Engineers

§         Rescue teams with sniffer dogs

§         Dried food parcels

§         Body heat sensors

§         Education and play kits for schools

§         Toilet and shower portacabins with septic tanks

§         Measles vaccinations

§         Cash

§         Loans

§         Bottles of water

§         Building materials

§         Tinned food parcels

§         Fresh food parcels

Activity 2

You now need to add a 2nd axis to your opinion line like the one below

Most appropriate form of aid
Short term aid
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Long term aid
Least appropriate form of aid
Now re-position the various forms of aid moving them north or south of where you originally placed them on the fist opinion line.
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