Together with more than 30 international organisations we call on governments, local authorities, and donors to direct funds and efforts to support all young children and families affected by the crisis, especially the most vulnerable, including women and girls, and those who are displaced.
According to UNICEF (2023) there are more than 850,000 children displaced as a consequence of the two tragic earthquakes that struck Türkiye and Syria. Children are in dire need of protection during this crisis. The impact this crisis can have on children, their families and communities is concerning.
Children’s psychosocial well-being and safety is at risk, they can suffer from toxic stress, trauma, grief, family separation. This is the reason we signed this global statement to urge the global community to recognise the unique needs of young children, make specific funding calls for ECD and provide additional support to children and their caregivers being reached across sectors.
For more information about this statement or for resources for caring for children during emergency responses go to: