During emergencies, children health security and well being are compromised as families and communities are shattered. Basic social infrastructures are destroyed.
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides and floods, plague the region which is also affected by the rigours of severe winters. Very often, the areas badly hit by natural disasters are also those with the deepest poverty and the greatest political tensions.
As the number of emergencies increases and as emergencies become more complex, our role is more important than ever before, and our work is constantly evolving to reflect new realities. UNICEF delivers emergency relief and supports long term recovery after an emergency situation.