UNICEF in Emergencies
Humanitarian action is central to UNICEF’s mandate and to realizing the rights of every child.
China is prone to natural disasters, including floods, typhoons, drought, high winds, earthquakes, blizzards, frost, and forest fires, as well as epidemics and other public health emergencies.
The Government of China has developed a strong national capacity for emergency preparedness and response. This includes monitoring systems to detect when natural disasters have struck and a capability to respond quickly to those affected in emergencies.
While national capacity is strong, work continues towards improving capacity at provincial and county levels, particularly in poorer and rural areas.
UNICEF is working with the Government of China to strengthen responses through a child-rights perspective.
UNICEF is also helping to mitigate the risks that could affect children. This includes sharing knowledge, good practices and lessons, and providing technical assistance to support our counterparts’ preparedness, response and recovery.
UNICEF’s workplan with the Ministry of Emergency Management seeks to strengthen institutions’ child-centred emergency capacity, foster awareness of child-centred disaster risk reduction (DRR) topics, and cooperate on innovative technologies for sharing with other countries through a managed knowledge hub.
These resources on education represent just a small selection of materials produced by UNICEF and its partners in the last two years. The list is regularly updated to include the latest information.