Philippines: Child Protection - Key Messages for Caregivers in a Sudden Onset [Filipino]

Children in the disaster zone left by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are particularly vulnerable. In a disaster like this, it is normal for children to be distressed. You may notice that your children are having nightmares or trouble sleeping, or that they have become withdrawn, fearful, or aggressive. They may complain of stomach aches, headaches, nausea and fatigue even though it seems like nothing is causing it. These are all common, temporary reactions to the terrible event they have lived through.

Here are some ways in which you can best look after your children in this situation and help them recover.

 

Published 2014-01-03

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