With so much money being spent on arms and military around the world it seems inconceivable that we have to wonder how we can keep children alive and well.
INEE has posted information relating to a report by Save the Children on Child Health and Disaster Risk Reduction.
Staying Alive and Well: Child Health and Disaster Risk Reduction
(Save the Children)
How we can keep children safe, before and after disaster strikes.Children are particularly vulnerable to disasters. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is any activity carried out by a village, community, aid agency or government that helps to prepare for, mitigate, adapt to or increase resilience towards the impact of disasters.
This paper provides guidance to encourage policy-makers and health professions to integrate disaster risk reduction into their health policies and programmes in order to safeguard children.
The full report is available here.