World Vision International
publication • Monday, March 9th 2015

Committing to Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction: An opportunity at the World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

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World Vision is determined to ensure that in addressing disaster risk, the well-being of
children is always the first priority. In the Hyogo Framework for Action 2 process, World Vision is hopeful that a lasting platform will be created for the well-being of children and their communities.
To ensure this happens, World Vision has been advocating for children’s interests, needs and rights to be safeguarded from natural hazards, such as droughts and floods, as well as social hazards and stresses, like violent conflict. We have advocated to reduce the drivers of vulnerabilities to ensure that children and their communities who are vulnerable to risks, can bounce back better.
Based on ongoing consultations with children across the globe, key priorities have been identified to support a child friendly Hyogo Framework for Action 2.