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Rapid child protection assessments in emergency contexts : a view from the Christian Children’s Fund


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Abstract: In emergency situations, the focus of humanitarian aid is typically on the delivery of food, water, shelter, healthcare and other basic necessities. However, in these circumstances one of the most vulnerable yet invisible groups is children, and they usually comprise around half of the affected population. Therefore, the question of how to collect the assessment information needed to guide programmes to protect and support at-risk children and families becomes very important. This question is in part ethical – since in an acute emergency, collecting data will raise people’s expectations of assistance without providing support – and in part practical, as the constantly changing situation imposes severe time constraints that prevent longer term epidemiological assessments, although these may be important later.
Authors: Becklund, A. , Wheaton, W. , Wessells, M.
Category: Practice
End Page: 15
Serial number: 104
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , disasters and emergencies , humanitarian assistance
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2005
Right: © 2005 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Humanitarian Assistance
Start Page: 12
Title: Rapid child protection assessments in emergency contexts : a view from the Christian Children’s Fund