With the number of natural disasters significantly increasing in the Asia and Pacific regions, including the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami and the recent 2015 Nepal Earthquake, there is a need for preparedness initiatives to increase awareness and readiness in an innovative way. Tanah: Earthquake and Tsunami Fighter is a fun action packed game that makes learning about disaster risk reduction actions interesting and engaging for people of all ages. This game is a result of the collaboration between the Red Cross/Red Crescent Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC), UNESCO Bangkok and the developer Opendream with funding support from USAID.
Sai Fah: The Flood Fighter, the first mobile application developed by UNESCO Bangkok and Opendream, challenged players to learn how to protect themselves and those around them from floods. Sai Fah has been downloaded by nearly 100,000 users in 140 countries in 4 languages: Thai, English, French and Bahasa Indonesian.
With more than 20 exciting and challenging stages, Tanah: The Tsunami and Earthquake Fighter, has been developed to engage users to learn how to protect themselves from earthquakes and tsunamis, providing key survival lessons for all phases of disaster – preparedness, response and recovery. The game is available in English, Bahasa Indonesian and Thai with additional languages to come through generous support from the GDPC, USAID and other partners.