Around the world, children rely on psychosocial support, family tracing, reunification, education and other services to keep them safe. The majority of these services are already being delivered by local government and civil society organisations. Strengthening localisation is therefore an opportunity to improve access, quality and efficiency of services, recognising the fundamental responsibility of the State to protect its citizens. 

Recognising the value of localisation and building on World Humanitarian Summit commitments, the Protection and Education Clusters are seeking to ensure their humanitarian response strategies are guided by the principle – “as local as possible, as international as necessary.” This work is being led by the Child Protection Area of Responsibility, on behalf of the Protection and Education Clusters. 

Read more about CP AoR's localisation efforts in a flyer here or contact Fatuma Hamidali Ibrahim (fhibrahim@unicef.org).


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