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The Child Protection in Emergencies Community of Practice Network for the Asia Pacific Region (PDF)
Publication year: 2012
People committed to helping children in emergencies meet online in the CPiE Community of Practice to discuss the most important steps to help children caught up in life threatening situations. Community members talk about their work, the challenges they face and the lessons they have learned, and share stories and experiences. They discuss what has worked and what hasn't, and ask their peers questions about best practices, tools and strategies. So the community of practice broadens the range of resources and solutions available to people who's mission is to help children in crisis situations .

Sichuan Earthquake: Three Year Report
Publication year: May 2011
Language: English

on 12 May 2008, the most devastating natural disaster in China in decades struck the country’s southwestern Sichuan Province. The 8.0-magnitude earthquake affected the lives of millions of people, killing 88,000, injuring 400,000 and leaving 5 million homeless. On this third anniversary, UNICEF remembers what was lost three years ago, celebrates what has been achieved since, and reaffirms our commitment to children and women in the Sichuan earthquake zone. Click to read the report.

Yushu Earthquake: One Year Report
Publication year: 2011
Language: English

In April 2010, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yushu Tibetan Autonomous County in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. Looking back over the past year, UNICEF is proud to say that in collaboration with local communities and partners, and with the generous support of donors, UNICEF was able to save lives, restore hope and create opportunities for children and women in the Yushu earthquake zone. Click to read the full report.


2011 Humanitarian Action for Children
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: UNICEF
Languages: English

The report shows, we are increasingly supporting innovative efforts to help communities prepare for and limit the effects of future emergencies – and to bounce back and ‘build back’ better when tragedy does strike. Click to download the full report.

Rapid Assessment Sampling in Emergency Situations

Publication year: 2010

The number and scale of humanitarian emergencies over the past decade has led to notable efforts to improve assessment tools used in emergency situations; rapid assessments have become one of these widely used tools. Rapid assessments are seen as an instrument for making data available quickly to provide information on the impact of an emergency on affected populations, so as to improve response planning and resource mobilization. 


Humanitarian Action Report 2010: Partnering for children in emergencies
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF
Languages: English

The report highlights the most severe crises impacting children and women around the world and the innovative partnership approaches to meet the needs of children and families affected. Click to read the full report;    summary   the Interactive report    critical Issues for children and women in Asia-Pacific


Tsunami Report: 5 Year Anniversary, December 2009
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF 
Languages: English

Five years on from the tsunami, the majority of UNICEF tsunami programmes have now been completed. Recovery programmes ended in India in 2007, while programmes in Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar drew to a close in 2008, with continuing work handed over to national authorities or integrated into existing programmes. Click to read the full report.

Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF Indonesia
Languages: English

On 26 December 2004, an earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale struck the western end of Indonesia's Sumatra Island, flattening buildings and generating a huge tsunami. In the five years that followed that fateful day, UNICEF has continued to help people put their lives back on track. Click for more details.

Sichuan Earthquake One Year Report: May 2009
Minutes after picking up seismological reports of a major tremor in the vicinity of Chengdu, UNICEF China and the global UNICEF Operations Centre in New York began to gather information on the situation of children.

One year after Cyclone Nargis: On the road to recovery
The One Year Update after Cyclone Nargis elaborates UNICEF’s Emergency Response and its results in the key areas of interventions to inform our partners, donors and well wishers.

UNICEF Humanitarian Action Report 2009
The Humanitarian Action Report (HAR) is UNICEF’s annual humanitarian funding appeal for children and women affected byprotracted emergencies. In 2009, requirements to support UNICEF-assisted emergency response total US$ 1,000,494,205.

Six Month Report: China Earthquake Emergency
Six months after the Wenchuan earthquake, the response has shifted from rescueto recovery and reconstruction. This period of recovery is crucial, as survivors ofthe earthquake begin to rebuild their lives and communities.

Bringing public services to those who need them most after the Wenchuan earthquake
Following the Wenchuan earthquake, the Government of China has launched a gigantic reconstructioneffort, showing remarkable commitment and capacity. The enormous attention to each individualhuman life in the rescue effort has been widely recognized...

Three Month Report: Sichuan Earthquake Emergency, August 2008
A massive earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck eastern SichuanProvince on Monday, 12 May 2008 at 2:28 PM. More than 120 million people inSichuan and the adjoining provinces of Gansu, Chongqing, Yunnan, and Shaanxi,many living in...

UNICEF Emergency Response: 60 days after Cyclone Nargis
Sixty days on, Myanmar is still struggling to recover from the unprecedented devastation.UNICEF Myanmar sent out national staff to the affected areas on 4 May to rapidly assess the situation, and plan for emergency relief and response.

UNICEF NEWS from Aceh & Nias, Indonesia
Under the motto “Learning is exciting, playing is fun!” and introducing the new child friendly school mascot, UNICEF this month launches the Back To School Campaign for the third time in Aceh since the tsunami.

14 earthquake-resistant schools open, 86 nearing completion in Aceh and Nias
Minutes after picking up seismological reports of a major tremor in the vicinity of Chengdu, UNICEF China and the global UNICEF Operations Centre in New York began to gather information on the situation of children.

Timor-Leste Now and the Future. January 2007
A feature magazine chronicling the issues facing children and young people in Timor-Leste in the aftermath of last year's internal conflict and mapping out how UNICEF is working with partners to restore peace and help women and children.

Field action guide for psychosocial assessment of children and families in emergencies. 2005
This mini book is meant to guide the formation of a team to assess the psychosocial as well as physical needs of children, their families and the communities and in making recommendations for ensuing support.

Handbook on psychosocial assessment of children and communities in emergencies. 2005
This handbook elaborates on the need for appropriate community friendly psychosocial assessment in an emergency situation, emphasizing self-help and mutual help as it relates to children and their families.



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