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Emergency Safe Spaces in Haiti and the Solomon Islands

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Madfis,Josh (Author), Martyris,Daryl (Author), Triplehorn,Carl (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Jul 2010
Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Haiti, Children, Youth, Natural disasters, Emergency preparedness, Internally displaced persons, Solomon Islands (South Pacific)
Provides background information on emergency Safe Spaces for children and specific information for responses in Haiti and the Solomon Islands. In 2007, both countries experienced natural disasters that resulted in internal displacement of thousands of people. The Save the Children Alliance created Safe Spaces for children living in camps for internally displaced persons. The project sought to accomplish 'B-SAFE' strategies through emergency education, psychosocial, and protection interventions. The B-SAFE strategies are to (B)uild relationships, cooperation, and respect among peers; to (S)creen for high-risk children and youth; (A)ctive, structured learning and life saving information; to (F)acilitate children's natural resilience and a return to normalcy; and to (E)stablish a sense of security and self-esteem.