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Our Voices Matter: The views of children on emergency preparedness and response in Sri Lanka

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Save the Children,UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

On 15 May 2016 Cyclone Roanu struck Sri Lanka, causing severe flooding and numerous landslides, the destruction of houses and loss of productive assets. This report reflects the views and voices of children affected by the disaster, collected by means of a consultation conducted in December 2016 with 878 children in 16 divisions of the country.

Six participatory tools were used, which allowed children and young people to articulate their impressions and experiences from the floods and landslides, their opinions on the emergency response and proposals and recommendations for improvement to the Government, civil society organisations and media.

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