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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This report covers the period of April – June 2020 and includes implementation of child protection activities carried within but not limited to the COVID-19 context. The report includes reference to the perception survey conducted by the Child Pro...Read this news
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Everyone deserves protection. Including internally displaced people.
When physically or sexually abused as a child: - Men are 1⃣4⃣ times more likely to perpetrate physical & sexual intimate partner violence - Women are 1⃣6⃣ times more likely to suffer physical & sexual intimate partner violence It's time to #EndViolence
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Up to 1.6 billion children and young people have been affected by school closures – many do not have Internet access at home.
Globally, the number of children living in monetary poor households could soar by more than 117 million by end of year.
#COVID19 is a universal crisis & for some children, the impact will be lifelong says UNICEF in its latest data analysis. 1.2m children & 56,700 mothers could die in 6 months due to disruption in basic interventions (worst-case scenario). Link:
Meet Isabelle, David, Jean-Claude & Marie Luce. These siblings in Kinshasa, DR Congo are in lockdown to slow the spread of #COVID19. They are keeping their spirits up by filling their days with schoolwork, games & creating videos to chronicle this unprecedented moment in history.