Child’s Rights in Disaster Case Study of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines

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ASEAN, a developing intergovernmental organization in Southeast Asia region. With a high frequency of human rights issues in the last decade all over the world, besides, series of natural disasters attacked in this region, tsunami, earthquake, flood, haze, typhoon, etc. Natural disaster is the unmodifiable issue, to reduce the damage, needs the cooperation from different sectors, such as government, civil society, medical and technology support, financial support, etc. Children, a special group in the disaster situation, they are facing a higher risk of violence, exploitation, and trafficking, in the meantime, their education and health care are also being worried in disaster situation.

This paper throughs the concept of child’s rights protection, and explores the relationship between the humanitarian relief work and child’s rights protection in the post-disaster period in the case of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), since 2013 until now. To research what is the role of ASEAN in emergency situation to achieve the child’s rights.



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