In preparation of the 2019 Annual Meeting for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, the Alliance is pleased to release the background paper “'Humanitarian - Development Nexus and Child Protection': Sharing responsibility for children’s protection – addressing risks and vulnerabilities through cohesive partnerships". This paper reviews some of the challenges we can expect to face in the near future from conflict, extreme weather events, poverty and population growth and suggests that humanitarian response alone will be unable to sufficiently meet those challenges. It looks at the history of the "nexus" concept and presents ways in which this approach can strengthen and transform humanitarian child protection.
The positions in the background paper will serve as a framework for the 2019 Annual Meeting. We therefore request that you read the paper in advance of the meeting to help stimulate your thoughts on this issue. We also welcome you to share your thoughts here by October 8th to help inform the discussion.