Our Goals and Approach
Six Approaches to Emergency and Reconstruction Support
* Advocacy activities include working with partnerorganizations, conducting surveys, providing information,raising awareness, and making strategyrecommendations to local government authorities.
6. Child-FriendlyReconstruction Plans
Ensure the opinions of childrenare reected in municipalreconstruction plans, and expand thesupport for children and childcare.
Mobilize experts andconduct advocacy activities.*
2. Health andNutrition
Resume health care, especiallyinfant health checkups and vaccinations,and nutritional services for mothers andtheir children.
Provide technical assistanceby dispatched experts; distribute food,nutritional supplements, and equip-ment and materials; anddisseminate information.
1. EmergencySupport Supplies
Provide supplies to emergencyshelters and other centers.
Water, food, School-in-a-Box Kits, Recreation Kits, andother supplies.
Rebuild and reopen schools,nursery schools, and kindergartensas quickly as possible.
Distribute stationery andschool supplies; provide facilities andfurniture and xtures; supporttransportation services to and fromschools and kindergartens; andother services.
Strengthen the psychosocialsupport system for children.
Donate bookshelves,furniture, and xtures to create Child-Friendly Spaces; dispatch experts tostudy provision of psychological carefor nursery school children; andother related services.
5. Child Protection
Strengthen the national childprotection system to protect childrenin harsh environments, such as beingorphaned, or those in need of careand protection.
Dispatch experts; providelife skill training to children andawareness raising; conductadvocacy activities*; and provideother related services.
Build Back Better
Rebuild areas to be child-friendly:places that allow children to feel safeand at ease again.
UNICEF’s emergency response manual states that in allnatural disasters, it is always the children who suffer themost. The Japan Committee for UNICEF (JCU) has been pro-viding emergency and reconstruction support for the childrenaffected by the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster.We are doing this in collaboration with UNICEF headquartersand the UNICEF Tokyo Ofce, as well as partner organizationsand corporations. We continue to provide psychosocialsupport, which requires specialized expertise. Among otherefforts, we also provide support for essential services, suchas education and health services.
Toward a Child-Friendly Reconstruction