Understanding children’s risk and agency in urban areas and their implications for child-centred urban disaster risk reduction in Asia
This research paper presents the findings of a study that IIED undertook in partnership with Plan International on urban children’s risk and agency in four large Asian cities.
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IIED Briefing - Reducing disaster risks for urban children
This report summary presents the findings of a study that IIED undertook in partnership with Plan International on urban children’s risk and agency in 4 large Asian cities.
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After Yolanda: What children think, need and recommend
This report documents the findings of a consultation with children affected by Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) in the Philippines.
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Disaster Risk Management, Conflict and Climate Change in the Monitoring of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
This study examines to what extent the impacts of climate change and disasters on children’s rights were reported to the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
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Act to Adapt: Child-Centred Climate Change Adaptation (4CA)
Climate change is the development issue for this generation, and future generations, of children living in Asia and the Pacific.
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Investing in the youngest: Early childhood care and development in emergencies
This report shows the different impacts that disasters and emergencies can have on young children, and how Plan’s early childhood care and development (ECCD) in emergencies work is helping to limit those impacts.
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Early childhood care and development in emergencies: A programme guide
This detailed guide for programme staff covers what to do for preparedness, response and recovery.
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Project briefing: Climate extremes and child rights in South Asia
Plan has studied how girls and boys in South Asia perceive and experience climate extremes and disasters. This project briefing presents the findings and policy implications.
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Background Note: Childhood vulnerability to climate change in marginalised Vietnamese communities
This Background Note examines the barriers and opportunities for marginalised Vietnamese children to input into policy processes and the decisions that affect them.
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IDS policy briefing: Children, climate change and disasters
This briefing uses case studies from 2 disaster-prone countries, the Philippines and El Salvador, to outline the right conditions for child-centred approaches at the community level across the world.
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Climate Extreme: How young people can respond to disasters in a changing world
This child-friendly report gives children in developing countries knowledge about how to prepare and reduce the risks they could face when disasters hit their communities.
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Haiti 2 years after: Successes, challenges and priorities
This report looks at how Plan has been helping children and families affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010, as well as the challenges faced and priorities going forward.
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Weathering the storm: Adolescent girls and climate change
This report calls for better integration of adolescent girls' needs in climate change adaptation and disaster risk management policies and programmes.
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Children and Disasters: Understanding Impact and Enabling Agency
This Children in a Changing Climate report contributes to building an improved understanding of how different intensities of disaster affect children and the structures needed to realise the benefits of engaging children.
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Plan's position statement at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2011
Plan's statement at the 2011 UN Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction provides reasons why children and young people should be central to disaster risk reduction.
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Plan's Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit
Thousands of children, hundreds of community members and partner civil society organisation staff, and Plan staff in 8 countries have contributed to the completion of this Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit.
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Global Network for Disaster Reduction 2011 summary report
This document invites a specific commitment from people, organisations and institutions to translate risk reduction policies into action at the frontline, where the most vulnerable people continue to lose lives and livelihoods as a result of disaster.
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The benefits of a child-centred approach to climate change adaptation
This report by Plan and UNICEF highlights some of the evidence in an economic argument for a child-centred approach to climate change adaptation.
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Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction: Building resilience through participation
This publication provides an overview of Plan's child-centred disaster risk reduction work.
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Children and young people's voices in Haiti's Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)
Plan led a consultation of 1,000 children to ensure that their voices would be heard in Haiti's Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).
Child Rights and Climate Change Adaptation: Voices from Kenya and Cambodia
This report looks at research in drought and flood prone regions of Kenya and Cambodia to see how children saw their rights being linked to changing climatic conditions.
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Plan's Disaster Risk Management Strategy 2009-2013
This strategy outlines how Plan strives to achieve its vision of having effective programmes that promote the rights of children and young people and protect them from threats of conflicts and natural and human-made disasters.
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A right to participate: Securing children's role in climate change adaptation
This publication presents the case for children’s participation and is based on their unique experiences, knowledge and capabilities.
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Global warning: Children's right to be heard in global climate change negotiations
This report calls on governments and all stakeholders working in the field of climate change to do more to listen to children, and to prioritise the education and involvement of young people in decisions and actions to protect their future.
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Understanding the impact of Food Prices on children
This publication looks at the impacts of the food price crisis on developing countries and examines the effects on consumers and producers, and the implications for children.
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From Catastrophe to Opportunity
This report describes 3 innovative pilot programmes that have helped improve children's lives when disaster has struck: Pictures for Life in India, Happy/Sad Boxes in Sri Lanka and Child Centred Disaster Risk Reducation in the Philippines.
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After the cameras have gone - children in disasters
How to keep children's needs at the heart of the emergency response process.
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New reports: Early childhood care and development in emergencies
Plan has launched 2 new reports that share the learnings, experiences and benefits of our early childhood care and development in emergencies work.