Children have unique needs around their physical safety, but also around their emotional well-being and their long-term development, all of which can be severely impacted by disaster. It’s critical that communities do everything they can to protect their youngest residents, well before the worst happens. This project is all about empowering communities to better understand what kind of actions they can now take to protect children from future harm.
This initiative builds on past work and collaboration between the National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Save the Children, both collectively and independently, to assist vulnerable populations in the wake of disasters. It also complements GSK’s global five-year partnership with Save the Children to help save the lives of 1 million children worldwide.