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Children and disaster risk reduction: taking stock and moving forward

Source(s):  United Nations Children's Fund (Global Headquarters, New York) (UNICEF)

This report reviews child-focused and child-led disaster risk reduction approaches and techniques. It documents a number of case studies across a range of interventions, dividing these into three main areas: Knowledge, Voice and Action. It makes some observations regarding current practice and recommendations that imply a shift in emphasis going forward.

The sixteen case studies cover:
- Keeping school children safe in Kansas
- Maintaining educational services during disasters in Bolivia
- Reducing the risks from cholera in Zimbabwe
- Towards a culture of prevention: DRR begins at school
- Coping with floods – children and DRR along the Zambezi River
- Youth action on climate change in the Solomon Islands
- Using New Media for Disaster Education for and by Youth: The website project
- Experiences of Children’s Participation in International Climate and Disasters Policy
- Algerian Scouts mount disaster response
- Kyrgyz ‘school disaster teams’ lead preparedness efforts
- Children’s role in monitoring, preparedness and flood response in El Salvador
- Child Voices: Children of Nepal influence the building of a bridge & the NAPA
- Student-led school relocation
- Children influencing their community to reduce disaster related risks: Moyna and Papri Children’s Organization, Northern
- Video-making process enables children to advocate on mining issues
- Child-centred disaster risk reduction policy and its implementation

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  • Children and disaster risk reduction: taking stock and moving forward
  • Publication date 2009
  • Author(s) Back, Emma; Cameron, Catherine; Tanner, Thomas
  • Number of pages 44 p.

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