Philippines

Child Protection and Health: "Health Emergency Response Unit and youth lead community outreach: Joint health and child protection interventions in the Typhoon Haiyan response (Philippines)"

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This six-page case study details the barangays (native Filipino term for village or district) around Ormoc City, in the province of Leyte in the Philippines. Ormoc and its surrounds were significantly impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and humanitarian needs quickly grew. Recognizing that increased stress for those impacted by a natural disaster can lead to an increase in violence against children, members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement enhanced child protection prevention work, using a youth-led, community-based approach.