Parent and child support programmes for young children

In emergencies, the highest mortality rates occur in newborns and infants – particularly in the acute phase of an emergency. Careful attention to pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers, and support for good practice to care and protect them, saves lives and has a lifelong impact on child’s health and development. It is important to focus on primary … More Parent and child support programmes for young children

Birth registration

Without a birth certificate, children miss out on their right to an identity and often fail to access basic services, sit for school exams, receive free healthcare or claim rights to legal protection. In emergencies and in displacement contexts, access to birth certificates can be disrupted and their are often additional barriers to registration. When … More Birth registration

Onwards and Upwards, Jordan

Kids’ clubs and caregiver psychosocial support groups Context: Displacement, urban refugees Objective: To promote the well-being of refugee children and their families by training and equipping local partners to provide accessible and age-appropriate education and recreational activities for refugee children and their caregivers. The project was initially set up to target children ages 3 to 7, but extended the project … More Onwards and Upwards, Jordan

Little Friendly Space, Iraqi Kurdistan

Context: Conflict-induced displacement, camps Objective: To provide safe child friendly activities for at least 200 children aged 3 to 5 in a refugee camp, and 200 children aged 3 to 5 in an IDP camp, and improve children’s safety and psychosocial well-being Why this project? The NGO was already running child friendly spaces (CFS) in partnership with UNICEF … More Little Friendly Space, Iraqi Kurdistan

Supporting early childhood development

Emergencies threaten the rapid development that should occur from conception to eight years. Early childhood care and development (ECCD) can help by meeting specific developmental needs to boost children’s resilience and help them return to normal life. When should we develop programmes supporting early childhood development? When existing support for young children has been disrupted by the … More Supporting early childhood development

Little Friendly Space

A Little Friendly Space mobilises communities to provide safe spaces for younger children (age 3-6), with programming including play, education, health and psychosocial support. To read about Little Friendly Spaces in action, click on the picture below:   When should we use a Little Friendly Space (LFS)? An LFS is most appropriate when there is little … More Little Friendly Space