It is necessary to ensure that children are being heard. What are their priorities for HFA2? What do they need their governments to be doing better? Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision have carried out some excellent work with 1,299 children in 17 high-risk countries. They have reviewed how the Children’s Charter for Disaster Risk Reduction is a means to reduce risk, with children’s voices leading the findings. Their experiences are clear and continue to voice action around the five Charter priorities: To have a safe school, to be protected from abuse of all kinds, to participate and be able to access the information they need, to have resilient infrastructure and see disaster risk reduction efforts reach the most vulnerable. This report represents a major step forward in this challenge.

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