Children in humanitarian settings

Between 500 million and 1.5 billion children are estimated to experience violence annually. In humanitarian settings, children are also vulnerable to being killed or injured, orphaned, separated from their families, recruited into armed groups, or trafficked.

These Child protection standards are aimed at enhancing understanding and comprehensive planning for child protection activists working with the AJP )Absolutely Justice and Peace).

We strive to:

  • establish common principles amongst those working in child protection, and to strengthen coordination between them
  • improve the quality of child protection programming, and its impact for children
  • improve accountability within child protection work
  • further define the professional field of child protection
  • provide a synthesis of good practice and learning to date
  • enable better advocacy and communication on child protection risks, needs and responses.