Human Interest Stories

Every child prepared, engaged, safe and resilient

Geographies Global Nepal Saint Kitts and Nevis Indonesia Malawi Armenia Nigeria Islamic Republic of Iran


Updated 03 Jan 2024
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UNICEF works on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in 150 countries. Child-responsive DRR prioritizes children and young people in the whole disaster management cycle, ensuring their individual and collective needs are part of policies, plans and systems. UNICEF and its partners also engage children and young people in DRR activities to strengthen and build on their innovative ideas, skills and capacities to drive solutions.

These stories showcase UNICEF child-responsive DRR in seven regions around the world. 

  • Nepal: DRR in education: Comprehensive School Safety
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis: Subnational risk data: Children’s Climate Risk Index-Disaster Risk Model
  • Armenia: Shock-responsive social protection during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Nigeria: Measles vaccination and healthcare training
  • Indonesia: Climate-resilient sanitation infrastructure
  • Iran: Child-centered community resilience and mental health
  • Malawi: Drone training for DRR and response, including for early warning systems


Updated 03 Jan 2024


Updated 03 Jan 2024
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