Reading Development

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Asia’s poor urban children left out of disaster prevention

The study reveals that street and slum children are the most vulnerable to environmental hazards, climate change and natural disasters – with girls at particular risk. But aid agencies often treat children the same as adults and fail to address the specific risks they face, despite their very different needs. This report illustrates how the poorest children are affected in different ways and the importance of their surroundings in shaping this. The majority of disaster risk reduction programmes in urban Asia fail to address this issue.

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