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PW 2077 Preparedness and resilience a case study on child safety for survival in thailand
  1. Kanokporn Jaroenrith,
  2. Dave Greenhalgh
  1. Save the Children International (Thailand)


Thailand is prone to different natural hazards affecting millions of children each year. Therefore, the daily risks for children are common in the country. However, about 1243 children were drowning each year that makes drowning is the No.1 cause of child deaths in Thailand. Meanwhile, road crash is the country’s No.2 cause of death and the No.1 cause of injuries and disabilities among children in Thailand. Over 2600 children are killed in road accidents yearly, and 72 680 children injured. To address these concerns on Child Safety in Thailand, Save the Children conceptualized the Child Safety for Survival, and Disaster Risk Reduction Programme which provides a strategic framework for promoting the child safety for survival countrywide.

This paper aims to discuss on the good practices and models which related to the disaster preparedness and risk reduction, road safety, and water safety including survival swimming skill under the Comprehensive School Safety Framework (CSSF), particularly tackling the evidence-based achievements based on working experiences and learning lessons from the previous programme implementation as well as from the organizational capacities and the situational context in Thailand. In addition, it also presents how the child safety initiatives are aligned with national priorities in contribution to the regional and global commitments in order to ensure that children have preparedness skills and resilience capacity for their lives safety and their families as well.

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