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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"Child marriage is not and should not be considered an inevitability in conflict situations". Based on interviews with 626 adolescent girls and boys, families, caregivers and community leaders in Northwest Syria, the World Vision report highlights...Read this news
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#Colombia has reported a 153% increase in calls to the national domestic violence helpline between 25 March - 11 June 2020 This is believed to be directly linked to #COVID19 isolation measures Read more in our latest SITREP 👉 #protection #GBV
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In #Ukraine, COVID-19 movement restrictions have severely affected #IDPs access to basic services. Read more in our latest SITREP 👉 #protection #IDPs #COVID19
#COVID19 is particularly devastating for the most vulnerable population groups, including #children. How is the humanitarian community doing in their response? Check out the 1st Progress Report of the Global Humanitarian Response Plan: via @reliefweb
The majority of displaced people remain inside their country. Those who want seek refuge abroad are not always able to do so. Over half of #IDPs surveyed say the cost of travel prevents them from seeking international protection. More in our latest study.
We all need to do better in ensuring that children are protected during times of disasters. This has to ensure meaningful participation and engagement of children in decision making and operations @CP_AoR @AbbyKleiman @richarddblewitt