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CHILD-CENTRED RISK ASSESSMENT - Regional Synthesis of UNICEF Assessments in Asia
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Disaster risk is a function of hazard, vulnerability, exposure and capacity. It is time and place-specific, leading to potential losses in lives, health status, livelihoods, assets and services. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is a systematic approach to reduce disaster risk by minimizing vulnerabilities, and preventing or limiting (mitigating and preparing for) the adverse impacts of hazards. As such, it is both a humanitarian and a development
concern.
With a mandate that combines humanitarian relief and development work, UNICEF recognizes its crucial responsibility to integrate DRR into its programmes. UNICEF’s extensive field presence before, during and after a disaster also means that UNICEF is ideally positioned to address disaster risk and undertake risk reduction measures (UNICEF, 2012b). In collaboration with governments and NGOs3 UNICEF promotes child-centred DRR in order to strengthen the resilience of children, families and communities to shocks and stresses relating to natural hazards, climate change, violent conflicts and epidemics.

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Publisher:
UNICEF ROSA ,   (2014 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
RISK ASSESSMENT, RISK EVALUATION, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS, CHILD WELFARE, DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, DISASTER MITIGATION, HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES, CLIMATE CHANGE, ASIA, CHILD SUPPORT, CHILD SAFETY
Thematic Group:
 UNICEF : Children Fund
Thesaurus:
13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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