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Separated children


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Abstract: This article is based on the Action for the Rights of Children’s “Resource Pack on Separated Children” and the Inter-agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children. Children separated from their parents and families due to conflict, population displacement or natural disasters are among the most vulnerable. Separated from those closest to them, these children have lost the care and protection of their families in the turmoil, just when they most need them. Experience has shown that preserving family unity helps to minimise the effects of catastrophic events on children. However, separations do occur, particularly in situations with large population displacements, and it is therefore essential that activities to limit separations as well as identify children who have been separated, are in place and functioning as quickly as possible. The sooner separated children are identified, the greater will be the chance of successful reunification with their family.
Authors: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Category: Research
End Page: 39
Serial number: 104
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: disasters and emergencies , humanitarian assistance , children
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2005
Right: © 2005 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Humanitarian Assistance
Start Page: 33
Title: Separated children