Child health in South Asia earthquake
Responding to the needs of children in complex emergencies
In complex emergency situations - such as floods, earthquakes and armed conflict - children and mothers are particularly vulnerable to disease, death and displacement. Children are often the first and most common victims of human rights violations, violence, disease, malnutrition and death. Addressing their specific needs, including health, is critical to the success of relief efforts and requires child-specific, effective and coordinated interventions.
Helping children and adolescents in distress: A manual for Community Workers in Emergency settings. Download the manual.