Area of Responsibility
In times of crisis – whether caused by armed conflict, sudden onset disaster, or an epidemic – children face significant protection concerns. Thus, our aim, as an Area of Responsibility within the Global Protection Cluster, is to lead the coordination of child protection efforts in humanitarian settings in order to ensure children in emergencies are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence.
2020 Response Plans
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Read more about support available from the CP AoR
The Starter Pack for Child Protection Coordinators and Information Management Officers is a set of core tools and examples, useful for those just starting out in these roles.
The Help Desk is a remote support service for members of the CP AoR and country-based coordination groups.
The CP AoR provides in-country coordination support through a variety of options, including the CP AoR Field Support Team (FST).
Capacity development is about enhancing the capacity of Coordinators and Information Management Officers to coordinate humanitarian responses.
Read about our vision, mission and goals in the Child Protection Area of Responsibility 2020-2024 Strategy.
Our initiatives aim to develop or improve operational standards and the capacity of the child protection in emergencies workforce.
Organisations that are interested in improving child protection in humanitarian action can join as an associate or general member.
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127m children living in crises are not in school. COVID19 has worsened this. The urgent need to address the #educationcrisis is why 10 key institutions have pledged to make Geneva a Global Hub for #EiE. Join us at the launch on 25 Jan and register here:
Without action, the #COVID19 pandemic will have long-term legacies including rising inequality & devastating impact on children's learning. Learn about the current state of education in the face of the #pandemic and the response needed: @save_children
2020 brought with it many challenges, but it also taught us many lessons. Looking back on the #ProtectionForum2020, we would like to share some of our top takeaways:
Of the 257M children & youth out of school, 127M live in countries affected by emergencies & girls are particularly affected. The @EiEHub_Geneva engages governments, humanitarian, development & academic actors to come together for transformative joint action. #StrongerTogether
1 billion children suffer from violence every year. That’s an epidemic of abuse which undermines all other investments made in children, with devastating consequences. Join @GPtoEndViolence tomorrow to discuss solutions to #ENDviolence Register: