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After Yolanda: What Children Think, Need and Recommend
About this resource
|Resource type:||Research, reports and studies|
|Keywords:||Accountability, Accountability and Participation, Children & young people, Feedback mechanisms, Needs assessment, Participation|
|Agency:||Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund, World Vision|
|Date published:||December 2013|
From the outset of the response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, response actors have been carrying out needs assessment to identify specific risks for children and implementing programmes to respond to those needs. Yet, there has not been a systematic effort to directly engage children themselves in needs assessments nor to consult them on priorities for response and recovery. This gap highlights a broader set of challenges that needs to be addressed around accountability to children in disasters.
In December 2013, Save the Children, Plan, World Vision, working with UNICEF, organised consultations with 124 children and young people in Capiz, Cebu, Iloilo, Leyte and East and West Samar to:
- Listen to children and young people views about the humanitarian situation six weeks after the Typhoon;
- Find out what their priorities are; and
- Ask for suggestions from children and young people about how to improve the response.
This report outlines the findings of the consultation alongside some general reflections on improving accountability to and participation of children affected by crises.