Nutrition programmes: Integrating Child protection

Children are particularly vulnerable to all forms of under-nutrition in times of instability and crisis. The first 1000 days are critical for child development and it is important to make sure that children’s growth is not compromised.  Standard: Children and their caregivers, especially pregnant and lactating women and girls, have access to safe, adequate and appropriate … More Nutrition programmes: Integrating Child protection

Camp management: Integrating child protection

The camp management agency, working in partnership with child protection actors, has a responsibility to make sure children are not exposed to threats in the camp, and that if specific children at risk are identified, their needs are assessed and action is taken to adapt or target help to them. Standard: Camp management activities address … More Camp management: Integrating child protection

Shelter programmes: Integrating child protection

Vulnerability for children can increase during and after disasters, when children may be living with new, reduced or altered family units, or alone. Quality shelter can contribute to psychosocial wellbeing and a more stable family and community life. Standard: All children and their caregivers have appropriate shelter that meets their basic needs, including safety, protection … More Shelter programmes: Integrating child protection

Health programmes: Integrating child protection

During crises, children are even more vulnerable to infections, diseases and other risks to their health and lives. Not only have living conditions deteriorated, but immunisation programmes are also interrupted. The risks are even higher for unaccompanied and separated children. A concerted child-focused response is required. Standard: All children have access to quality protective health services … More Health programmes: Integrating child protection

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes: Integrating child protection

The provision of safe, age-appropriate WASH facilities is instrumental in ensuring children’s safety and wellbeing. WASH approaches should promote and respect the rights and dignity of women, boys and girls, especially those who are vulnerable, including vulnerability towards violence.  Standard: All children have access to appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene services that support their dignity … More Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes: Integrating child protection

Livelihoods programmes: Integrating child protection

Livelihoods programmes often have protective effects on children, particularly when mothers benefit directly, when they are used to provide livelihood opportunities for older adolescents, and when action builds on existing strategies to protect people’s livelihoods. Standard: Caregivers and working-age children have access to adequate support to strengthen their livelihoods. (CPMS, 2019) ⇒Download a printable risk … More Livelihoods programmes: Integrating child protection

Food security and distribution programmes: Integrating child protection

Distribution of immediate, life-saving assistance is one of the most urgent actions to be taken in an emergency response, and can significantly improve the safety and well-being of children. Furthermore, the way in which food and other relief items are distributed has a significant effect on the threats experienced by women and children. Standard: All … More Food security and distribution programmes: Integrating child protection

Additional Guidelines for Food Security and Distribution Programmes

Sector specific guidelines: Global Protection Cluster, Briefing note to ensure child protection mainstreaming: Standard 26: Distribution and Child Protection World Food Programme (2016) Protection Guidance Manual Food Security and Livelihoods Programs, Protection Mainstreaming tips (2016) IASC (2018) Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action IASC (2015) Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action WFP (2013) Protection … More Additional Guidelines for Food Security and Distribution Programmes