Philippines: Finding the way back to childhood

Aid groups and governments must fully integrate child protection measures into both their short- and long-term responses to Typhoon Haiyan.

World Vision Photo: Jon Warren
Nine-year-old Baby Claire, who returned to her damaged home in Tabogon, Cebu province.
Dave Toycen
Published: Monday, 11/18/2013 10:48 pm EST

The world marks Universal Children’s Day on Nov. 20, in recognition of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The convention acknowledges that children need special care and protection to ensure their rights are fulfilled. Where society is in chaos, there may be no mechanisms to ensure that this happens.

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