The Inter-Agency Taskforce on Unaccompanied and Separated Children finalized and launched the Field Handbook on Unaccompanied and Separated Children and the accompanying Toolkit in November 2016. The new materials will guide policy development and programming in addressing all cases of family separation, including family tracing and reunification, and the provision of appropriate alternative care in all settings as part of the case management system.

For further information, please contact Ibrahim Sesay, Child Protection Section, Programme Division, United Nations Children’s Fund, Three United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017, USA. E-mail:;  Skype: Ibrahim.sesay101.