Social Protection for Children at Times of Disaster

Challenges Newsletter, No. 20, ECLAC/UNICEF

10 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2017

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Simone Cecchini

United Nations - Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Guillermo Sunkel

United Nations - Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Alexandra Barrantes

Independent

Date Written: May 1, 2017

Abstract

Children in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly those living in poverty, are highly vulnerable to disasters and have been disproportionately and increasingly affected by their impacts. Initial steps have been taken in Latin America and the Caribbean to adopt public policy actions for dealing with disasters. However, these have not explicitly incorporated the children's rights perspective. This article provides a preliminary insight into the subject of social protection against disasters, placing that perspective at the heart of the debate.

Keywords: social protection, Latin America and the Caribbean, natural disasters, children

JEL Classification: I3

Suggested Citation

Cecchini, Simone and Sunkel, Guillermo and Barrantes, Alexandra, Social Protection for Children at Times of Disaster (May 1, 2017). Challenges Newsletter, No. 20, ECLAC/UNICEF. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3089975 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3089975

Simone Cecchini (Contact Author)

United Nations - Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) ( email )

Santiago
Chile

Guillermo Sunkel

United Nations - Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) ( email )

Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477
Vitacura
Santiago, 7630412
Chile

Alexandra Barrantes

Independent ( email )

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United States

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