​Children have ongoing needs that must be addressed by their parents or other caregivers. This is especially true in an emergency or disaster when children will require direct supervision, assistance with feeding and protection from hazards. A critical issue in disaster planning is family reunification. Reunifying unaccompanied minors and separated or missing children with their parents or legal guardians in the aftermath of a disaster is critically important. Accomplishing this goal requires collaboration across various sectors.

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