Brief: Public finance for children in the national state of disaster

A short policy and information brief on the existing disaster legislation in the country and how it affects the financing of services for children.

Highlights

Disasters require extraordinary responses from governments and citizens. The United Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has developed extensive expertise during emergencies and works tirelessly to protect the social and economic rights of children during disasters.  As part of its information obligations, UNICEF South Africa has developed a short policy and information brief that looks at the existing disaster legislation in the country and how it affects the financing of services for children. It traces the explicit financial responsibilities of government to ensure the continuation of services and programmes for children, while also looking at society’s expectations of government during COVID-19. As part of the organisation’s core mandate to protect children, the brief makes a number of recommendations for government’s consideration as to protect the poorest and most vulnerable children and their families.

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Author(s)
UNICEF South Africa
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Languages
English

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