On April 22, World Earth Day, Bal Raksha Bharat (Save the Children) released a report on catastrophe risk in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Patna, and Pune

"Child-centred humanitarian response, planning and action for urban settings in India" examined disasters and at-risk children.

These low-intensity disasters may not make headlines like big floods, but their high frequency can have lasting effects.

The study indicated that city and state crisis management plans lacked kid-centric methods and neglected specific child needs.

Hyderabad's plan examined children and other vulnerable groups and stressed the need to meet their needs during relief and training without specifying

This denial of children's agency and right to engage in life-changing decisions affects whether these systems will meet their needs.

"As in any humanitarian crisis, children and women, particularly girls and those differently-abled, senior citizens are most affected," says Bal Raksha Bharat CEO Sudarshan Suchi.

children living in substandard housing in slums, squatters, urban villages, regularized colonies, and peri-urban areas were more likely to be wounded or killed in dangers, most of which were climate-related

The paper seeks to understand children's humanitarian assistance needs, priorities, and demands and how disaster relief policies might better meet them.

Poor urban design and marginalized and low-income households made natural disasters more severe, according to the analysis