The Urgency of Special Protection for Children Post Disaster

  • Titie Yustisia Lestari Tadulako University
  • Ridwan Tahir Tadulako University
  • Andi Afdhalia Sri Hayati Tadulako University
Keywords: Child Protection, Post-disaster, Fulfillment of Children's Rights


Children's rights should be treated differently from adults, especially in vulnerable situations such as after a disaster. In some cases, the fulfillment of children's rights is often neglected due to the chaotic situation because the parties involved are still busy revitalizing the affected areas and meeting the needs of other vulnerable groups. This study is a normative study by examining children's rights after the disaster in several international and national regulations. The study results show that both the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Law Number 35 of 2014, which has been amended by Law Number 23 of 2002, clearly state the protection of children, including in the event of a disaster. However, the Disaster Management Law not detail the protection and fulfillment of children's rights specifically and still places children as beneficiaries, not as actors whose aspirations must be heard.


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(c) Laws and Other Regulation

[13] 1945 Constitution
[14] Law Number 35 of 2014 concerning Amendments to Law Number 23 of 2002 concerning Child Protection.
[15] Law Number 24 of 2007 concerning Disaster Management
[16] 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child
How to Cite
Lestari, T., Tahir, R., & Sri Hayati, A. (2022). The Urgency of Special Protection for Children Post Disaster. JURNAL BELO, 8(1), 1-15.