Social Protection for Children at Times of Disaster
Challenges Newsletter, No. 20, ECLAC/UNICEF
10 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2017
Date Written: May 1, 2017
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
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