UNICEF: “Children in Earthquake Vulnerable to Hunger, Illness, Exploitation”

“UNICEF warned Sunday that lost and orphaned children were among the most vulnerable survivors of the earthquake in South Asia and would need urgent help to survive in the cold and mountainous areas.

They would need assistance to find surviving relatives and eventually to overcome the trauma of the disaster, David Bull, executive director of the UN’s Children Fund in Britain, told the BBC World Service.

“We know that children in an earthquake situation are vulnerable to injury, cold, hunger, distress, illness, exploitation and the loss of their active education, separation from their families,” he said.” [Read more]