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"Unprotected: Crisis in Humanitarian Funding for Child Protection" to Launch in Geneva

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"Unprotected: Crisis in Humanitarian Funding for Child Protection" to Launch in Geneva

01 Oct 2019
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The Alliance

The Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, and the Child Protection Area of Responsibility will host a high-level exchange at the launch of the new report "Unprotected: Crisis in Humanitarian Funding for Child Protection"

Although the number of children living in conflict-affected areas has almost doubled since 1990 and the verified grave violations against children has almost tripled since 2010, activities that aim to increase the protection of children in humanitarian settings remain alarmingly underfunded. A new study undertaken by Save the Children on behalf of The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and the Child Protection Area of Responsibility finds that, on average, a mere 0.5% of total humanitarian funding is allocated to child protection activities.

The report is a desk review of the total global humanitarian funding allocated to child protection between 2010 and 2018, with in-depth studies of 13 conflict-affected countries, including Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The exchange will discuss how to ensure the centrality of child protection in humanitarian responses and will identify concrete steps to bolster child protection funding in humanitarian crises. It will take place on October 18th, from 9:00 to 10.30, at the CICG, 17 rue de Varembé, 1202 Geneva, in room 16.

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