CLIMATE CHANGE IS AN ON-GOING EMERGENCY
children live in areas at extremely high risk of flooding
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In an emergency situation, Unicef is there
We provide everything from clean water and sanitation, schooling, nutrition and psychosocial support to vital information on preventing the spread of infection.
We’ll do whatever it takes to make sure children get the help they need to stay safe and strong during a disaster, and the support and resources they need to rebuild their lives in the long-term.
Unicef is there before, during and after an emergency and for as long as children need us. By helping communities to know what to do when a disaster hits, we can save lives. In the Philippines, for example, we’re supporting workshops for children in disaster-prone areas, so they know what to do in a typhoon, earthquake or tsunami. The workshops also boost children’s understanding of climate change and how they can care for the environment. This knowledge helps children to cope and reduces the psychological impact of disaster.
After Typhoon Haiyan the people were scared and traumatised. Now I feel happy… not like before.
Maria, 14, The Philippines