South Asia is highly prone to human-caused and natural hazards, including droughts, storms and floods. Many of them are characterized by repetitive and somewhat predictable nature which puts more than 750 million people in South Asia at risk of multiple emergencies. In 2018, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan faced large-scale disasters, with Afghanistan and Pakistan experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. In Afghanistan alone, more than 3 million people are affected by drought, and that number is expected to rise to 10 million in 2019. In 2019, Nepal and India were particularly hard hit by the Monsoon season leaving millions displaced. Chronic poverty among large groups of the affected populations put already vulnerable at even greater risk and surely challenges their recovery with already existing wide spread malnutrition of children, - a spur to spread of water-borne diseases, while also threatening livelihoods, increasing displacements and forcing affected people to adopt negative coping strategies, such as withdrawal of children from school and forced early marriage. To break the cycle from reactive disaster response and to promote alignment between humanitarian action with ongoing development efforts, - a call is made to ensure a joint two track approach of humanitarian and development interventions to optimize support that may bring about full potential of children. The objective of this Capstone project is to obtain a deeper understanding of the broader context of fragility/vulnerability in South Asia and to explore opportunities to align humanitarian and development interventions that will strengthen capacity of and for children to adapt and/or respond to social, economic and environmental shocks and stresses.