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 Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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