Protecting children in emergencies Helping children affected by Typhoon Haiyan What is a typhoon? A typhoon is a very serious storm. It brings very strong winds and heavy rainfall. The winds often blow the sea on to the land. This can wash away houses and cars. Typhoons cause a lot of damage and people can be injured or killed. This is Cherlyn Children look at what has happened to their town Children climb over the ruins of their town A family builds a temporary shelter Straight after a disaster, children need: • • • • • clean water food toilets medicines such as vaccines shelter In the weeks and months after a disaster, UNICEF works to make sure that children: • • • • • are reunited with their families have homes, clinics and schools receive psychological support have safe places to play have permanent clean water supplies and good health care Children talk about their experiences Children’s lives are beginning to return to normal Thank you for taking part in Day for Change and helping UNICEF keep children in emergencies safe.