Manila, Jan. 15 -- Save the Children Philippines on Tuesday vowed to assist children who were affected and displaced due to the eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas.
The commitment was made by Alberto Muyot, chief executive officer for Save the Children Philippines, as the group sent a team to assess the situation and determine further aid needed in the area.
"Children are not just little adults; they require specific support to meet their emotional and psychological needs. Infants, toddlers, and children require special care and supplies during and after natural disasters. Unless this support is provided quickly, children are likely to suffer long-term developmental, physical and psychological setbacks," Muyot said in a statement.