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Emergencies in Bolivia

Prioritising children and educating them to improve their resilience in disasters

Bolivia often experiences extreme weather, heavy rains, floods and other potentially disastrous conditions. This has a devastating impact on children, their families and their communities.

To address this, we are committed to managing the many risks communities face, and support them in adapting to climate change. During weather disasters, we connect communities to child friendly spaces, psychosocial support and early childhood care and development activities, and a range of other essential services.

Our expert staff in disaster preparedness and response are also supporting the establishment of Bolivia’s National Disaster Observatory, which includes Education in Emergency (EiE) and Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE) indicators.

Another of our priorities is supporting communities to access safe water during droughts. Together we build rainwater harvesting systems and put in place measures to ensure communities manage water appropriately in case disaster strikes.