Tag: disaster

Children outside a flood affected school library in 2013. Cambodia is among one of the most disaster prone countries in the world

New innovations protecting lives in flood-prone Cambodia

By James Happell, Technology for Development Manager – People in Need, Cambodia Seasonal flooding is a perpetual challenge for the people of Cambodia, a country consistently ranked as one of the most vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters. Floods in 2013 covered almost half the country and affected nearly 1.7 […]

Blue is the Color of the Playground

Blue is the Color of the Playground

In early 2012, UNICEF’s Bangladesh and Haiti Country Offices began to test P.L.A.Y., an innovative play and recreation pilot project that brings portable play activities and equipment to extremely vulnerable and deprived children in emergency context. Mobile playground units consisting of giant blue foam blocks empower children to influence and […]