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 CP Coordinators and IMOs is a set of core tools and examples, organized by humanitarian programme cycle phase.
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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Increasing action on anti-trafficking is key to #protection See our new video to learn more➡️ We’re proud to work with anti-trafficking experts from our tagged partners🤝🌍
. @EduCannotWait is excited to announce a new #MHPSS & child protection partnership with @CP_AoR! We have been fans of their work for some time now. Thrilled to make the relationship "official." :)
New! $300K #ECW Acceleration Facility grant to be delivered by @UNICEF Child Protection Area of Responsibility, focusing on creating new public goods to improve linkage btwn education in emergencies, #mentalhealth & child protection! More: @yasminesherif1
🔔 Jointly with the IFRC and UNICEF, an online survey on youths’ perception of climate related disasters is being launched in South East Asia. Young persons aged between 13-25 and living in SEA are invited to participate. Please share! LINK TO SURVEY:
To improve the linkage between child protection, education in emergencies, and MHPSS services, @EduCannotWait announced a US$299,600 grant to be delivered by the @CP_AoR. 📢➡️ See full article here:
Evidence-based programming is key to violence prevention in humanitarian contexts. Join Together to #ENDviolence event to hear from practitioners about their programmatic experiences & lessons learned✍️ 🗓️1 June, 8:00 am NY | 2:00 pm Geneva 🔗