After disasters, sport and play help people to regain a sense of normality. However, aid workers on the ground are often unaware of the positive effects of sport on survivors’ mental health.

SAD developed the ‘Moving Together’ handbook for them. The handbook explains how aid workers can use sport and play in disaster zones. Concrete examples demonstrate what sport and play activities with traumatised people are like.

SAD developed the publication in cooperation with TUM (Technische Universität München), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education.

The handbook was published in early 2015 in English. Anyone who is interested can get a free copy from SAD, either digitally or in print.