Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Resources

Through the Education for Young People program, AIDR promotes the development of hazard-related knowledge and skills for all young Australians, enabling them to participate in local action to reduce the risk of disaster.

Among the various population groups, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities –
migrants, refugees and asylum seekers – are widely considered more vulnerable to disasters’ impacts
due to such factors as unfamiliarity with Australia’s physical and social environment, low English
proficiency, poor awareness of local hazards, undeveloped support networks or previous traumatic

The information and links on this page can be used, in conjunction with other teaching resources, to help educators support students from CALD backgrounds when delivering Disaster Resilience Education. They include videos, fact sheets, educational resources, and other information in a range of languages.