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222 million children are affected by crises like natural disasters and conflicts. These are complex situations that leave lingering results, including a widened learning gap. Children and their families are left coping with the loss of livelihoods, communities, and loved ones. Schools may be damaged or destroyed or inaccessible. Play-based activities, even outside the classroom, can help children recover more quickly from the effects of disasters and conflicts. A child who has learned how to learn can find opportunities to keep on learning even after a crisis has set them back. The cognitive, social, and emotional skills children learn from playing help them cope with negative experiences and forge stronger social connections to their families and friends that ward off the loss of hope. We work with children affected by crisis to help them develop resiliency and keep learning.

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