Disaster risk management for health: child health

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

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan.
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