Children and youth

Strategies and approaches to empower children and youth and engage them as actors and contributors in DRR and resilience-building policies, programmes and strategies.

Latest Children & youth additions in the Knowledge Base

A small Asian girl hides behind the brick wall from the sun.
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Babies and young children are often at the greatest risk of heat-related mortality.
United Nations Children's Fund (Global Headquarters, New York)
SAR Region: Beneficiaries of agriculture and disaster risk reduction project in Bangladesh
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As the country reels from a suffocating heatwave, Directorate General of Health Services, with UNICEF support, launch guidelines to respond to heat-related risks such as preterm birth and severe heat stress in young children.
United Nations Children's Fund (Global Headquarters, New York)
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Documents and publications
To achieve the goal of the Sendai Framework of reducing global disaster risks and losses, the theme of the IDDRR 2024, which falls on 13 October, will be on the role of education in protecting and empowering youth for a disaster-free future.
School girls walking in a road in Bangladesh
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Extreme heat has forced the closure of all schools in Bangladesh this week, impacting 33 million children, as temperatures soared to 42°C (108 F), 16 degrees more than the annual average.
Save the Children International
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As soaring temperatures drive thousands of Filipino schools to send pupils home, what is the cost to children's education?
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Wonyong Park Lorenzo Miani Olivia Levrini
Schools are an important space young people to learn about disaster risk, but too often teachers miss educational opportunities. Educators need to better understand how to use specific climate disaster examples in the classroom to teach about risk.
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Educational materials
The booklet is designed to be used by schools around the world to complement existing materials about nature-induced disasters in each country. Targeted for ages 8-12, some parts can be tailored to both younger and older children.
Cogs lifted in the air by hands
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As the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Ecological Transition (MINEDDTE) prepares its first national adaptation plan (NAP) document, it launched a digital campaign calling on youth to get involved in adaptation.
National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network

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