* UNICEF: New UNICEF kit meets developmental needs of young children in emergencies
* 시간: 02 min 17 secs
* 촬영도시: Geneva
* 촬영국가: Switzerland
* 촬영일자: 15 Jul 2009
UNICEF Executive Director Ann M Veneman launches a new resource – the Early Childhood Development kit - to promote social interaction among young children coping with emergencies.
"One of the major thing we are concerned about children is that – if it's trauma, if it's malnutrition - these early years are critical to their overall development"
"It's a very, very important tool for us. It completes, if you like, what we're calling a response to emergency using a life-cycle approach, where we're dealing with the youngest of children up to primary school age. And then we have the school in the box, supplemented wit the recreation kit and so on and it will be a major part of our emergency response in the future."
"This is really aimed for children who have been the victim of weather related emergency like hurricane or tsunami, or children caught in conflict who have ended up in a refugee camp or an IDP camp. So there living in very close quarters, they don't have places to play. Many times UNICEF and others will set up centers for these children. What this does is, is it gives an indication of the kinds of things children can benefit from in terms of playthings. You things like a box where they can learn the different shapes or you have a memory game. But again, this has been done with research from those who are expert and trained in early childhood development."
That was Ann M. Veneman and Dermot Carty on UNICEF Television.