Targeting the vulnerable in emergency situations: who is vulnerable?

  title={Targeting the vulnerable in emergency situations: who is vulnerable?},
  author={Anita P. Davis},
  volume={348 9031},
BACKGROUND Emergencies such as wars and natural disasters increase the vulnerability of affected populations and expose these populations to risks such as disease, violence, and hunger. Emergency public health interventions aim to mitigate these effects by providing basic minimum requirements, reducing vulnerability, and reducing exposure to risk. Targeted services are generally aimed at children under 5. Mortality rates among young children are higher than the crude mortality rate (CMR) among… CONTINUE READING