While health and nutrition, safe drinking water and sanitation care for the most urgent needs for children caught in the middle of disaster, UNICEF also plans for a deeper response to help children recover from the trauma they have endured.
How? We provide children with supplies, like a school-in-a-box, to get children back into the classroom as soon as possible. Through our experience in working in humanitarian crises, we know that the chance to learn is particularly vital for children who have been caught in the middle of a natural disaster.
It is a safe place where they can learn, play, heal psychological wounds, access medical help and regain hope for a better future.
A school-in-a-box contains books, pencils, erasers, scissors and even a wind-up solar radio and blackboard and is a portable way to ensure children continue to learn during times of crisis.