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[Experience and practice developed by a number of organisations who work with children in emergencies] : guest editorial


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Abstract: This editorial gives a framework within which the articles for this publication may be understood. As emergencies and disasters continue unabated, so our own efforts to minimise their impact on children must continue. If we could, for example, stop the wars, we would. Reality is harsh, however, and this means that what we are learning is based, and will continue to be based, on the children’s horrific experiences of total disregard for their human rights. We do have a knowledge base, and we are developing tools and strategies to work better with and for children. As the article on Protecting Children in Emergencies (page 10) emphasises, however, there remains much work to be done on the political project of implementing international standards to promote and protect children’s human rights.
Authors: McCallin, M.
Category: General
End Page: 9
Serial number: 104
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , humanitarian assistance , disasters and emergencies
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2005
Right: © 2005 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Humanitarian Assistance
Start Page: 4
Title: [Experience and practice developed by a number of organisations who work with children in emergencies] : guest editorial