Emory International Law Review


Jonathan Todres


In recent years, major natural disasters'ranging from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to the 2010 Haiti earthquake'have challenged the global community to ensure the survival and well-being of millions of individuals under the most difficult circumstances. Each of these natural disasters has created crisis spots with huge numbers of displaced persons, including high numbers of children. The international community has struggled to deliver the resources needed to ensure the prompt and full recovery of the affected populations. In these settings, the challenges confronting children are particularly acute. This Article examines the special circumstances facing children in post-disaster settings and the legal protections in place to ensure their rights and well-being.