Disaster Risk Management for Health Fact Sheets:
This fact sheet about disaster risk management and child health is divided into four sections: i) Key points ii) Why is this important? iii) What are the health risks? iv) Risk management considerations.
Child health key points:
- 30-50 percent of fatalities arising from natural events are children
- The main causes of mortality in children are usually the same conditions that cause morbidity in non-emergency settings
- Children are vulnerable but disaster risk reduction can help minimise the risks from hazards
- Children have a vital role to play when building community resilience and should be involved in planning for, responding to and recovering from natural disasters