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Natural disasters

Earthquake victims in Indonesia
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Relief for earthquake victims through psychosocial activities in camps in Indonesia

UNICEF in Action

When natural disasters strike, UNICEF is on the ground immediately in response to its mandate to protect and assist children’s and women’s rights and development. Our emergency activities include:

  • Restoring basic services such as health, education, water and sanitation, and overseeing rehabilitation and long-term reconstruction;
  • Providing psychosocial and other support for young survivors;
  • Supporting governments in developing emergency preparedness plans;
  • Conducting disaster-preparedness training for children and young people; and
  • Developing indicators that guide decision-makers on how to address the needs of children and young people during emergencies.

 

 

 

 

Related links

Additional information on disaster reduction can be retrieved from the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


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