Stepping up Child Protection
in Humanitarian Action.
A global, interagency response to today’s unprecedented need.
Photo credit @ Tdh / François Struzik
Nearly 250 million children in the world today — or 1 in 10 — live in areas affected by armed conflict. 50 million girls and boys are affected by disasters. Children make up over half of the 65 million people currently displaced by war.
In November 2016, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action was launched. Agencies, donors, networks, partnerships and individuals concerned about the wellbeing of children came together to reaffirm and step up their commitment to protecting girls and boys affected by humanitarian situations.
In September 2017, Alliance members came together in Kampala, Uganda, for the annual Child Protection in Humanitarian Action global meeting.
Watch this 2-minute film to learn more about Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
Watch this 2-minute film to learn more about the role of a Child Protection Worker in a humanitarian setting.
The Alliance’s members work with children growing up in some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable.
The group is currently co-led by UNICEF and Save the Children. In 2017, the Alliance’s core members are: ChildFund Alliance, The Child Protection AoR, CPC Learning Network, Danish Refugee Council, Hurras Network, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, International Organization for Migration, International Rescue Committee, Islamic Relief, Plan International, Save the Children, Terre des hommes, UNICEF, UNHCR, War Child Holland, War Child UK and World Vision International.
The Alliance also maintains a listserv open to any individual or organization interested in our area of work.
Global level interagency work plan to improve child protection in humanitarian settings.
The Advocacy Working Group aims to ensure that there is increased support and funding for child protection in emergencies.
The CPMS Working Group aims to ensure that humanitarian agencies meet agreed standards of quality programming.
The Learning and Development Working Group aims to ensure that the child protection in emergencies work force (humanitarian, government and community actors) is strengthened.
In addition to the four working groups, the Alliance has a number of task forces working on specific child protection issues. In 2016, these are:
The Alliance’s Assessment, Measurement and Evidence Working Group develops guidance, tools and methodologies to better measure issues and evaluate interventions in humanitarian crises.