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Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response

2.2. Essential health services - child health

During emergencies, children are especially vulnerable to increased rates of morbidity and mortality. Addressing their specific health needs requires child-focused interventions. Child health interventions must include those that address the major causes of excess morbidity and mortality, including acute respiratory infections, diarrhoea, measles, malnutrition and neonatal causes.