Stepping up Child Protection

in Humanitarian Action.

A global, interagency response to today’s unprecedented need.

Photo credit @ Tdh / François Struzik

How we work

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 2016, the Alliance’s core members are: ChildFund Alliance, The Child Protection AoR, CPC Learning Network, Danish Refugee Council, 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, WarChild UK and World Vision International.

The Alliance also maintains a listserv open to any individual or organization interested in our area of work.

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What we do

Tdh promotes the child protection system with a psychosocial approach, by setting up leisure centres for children and juveniles. Hundreds of children benefit from this support with access to education and participation in recreational activities. The centres are run by local, Tdh-trained instructors.


The Advocacy Working Group aims to ensure that there is increased support and funding for child protection in emergencies.

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Minimum Standards

The CPMS Working Group aims to ensure that humanitarian agencies meet agreed standards of quality programming.

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Learning and Development

The Learning and Development Working Group aims to ensure that the child protection in emergencies work force (humanitarian, government and community actors) is strengthened.

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février 2011 / Syrie, Damas Beit al Mahaba Atelier pour adolescents. © Francois STRUZIK / Td

Task Forces

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:

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