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
The designations employed and the presentation of the material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Child Protection Cluster concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Every effort is made to ensure this map is free of errors but there is no warrant the map or its features are either spatially or temporally accurate or t for a particular use. This map is provided without any warranty of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied.
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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The Global CCCM Cluster is holding the seventh webinar of the ‘CCCM in COVID-19’ webinar series. This webinar will hold discussions and sharing of first-hand experiences of country programmes between CCCM, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Child Protection (C...See this event
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*VACANCY Announcement* @save_children is looking for a Child Protection in Emergencies Sub Cluster Coordinator in Kabul, Afghanistan. Closing Date for Application is 13 June 2020. Find more details here:
Webinar Tomorrow 4 June: Child Helplines and the Protection of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic | @CPiE_Global @CHIamsterdam @CP_AoR @UNICEF
TODAY at 2pm Geneva time: discussion with the @CCCMCluster & @GBVAoR1 on Service Adaptation and Collaboration during #COVIDー19. Register here:
During #COVID19, child protection actors & service providers are exploring ways to continue support children, families & communities remotely, including through helplines. This technical note supports their work on how to do it. #EndViolence