Children and Disaster Risk Reduction: Taking stock and moving forward

We live in a world that's increasingly affected by disasters. It's children who will bear a disproportionate share of the impact. This report looks at disaster risk reduction approaches and techniques and suggests where to go from here.

December 2009

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Recent decades have seen significant growth in the number of reported disasters such as droughts, floods and cyclones. The science tells us that this trend is likely to be exacerbated by climate change.

More people are being adversely affected by these events. And it's children who will bear a disproportionate share of the impact. 

Steps must be taken to reduce the risks to children from disasters.

Children in a Changing Climate (CCC) studied a number of approaches and techniques of disaster risk reduction (DRR). As part of the the coalition we know the emphasis of DRR must now shift to secure the future of today’s children.

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