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This section includes resources, news and other key documents related to children's care in the context of the current humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine and surrounding countries. This section is updated daily.
CRC Day of General Discussion 2021
The overall purpose of the UNCRC Day of General Discussion is to examine broadly the current situation regarding alternative care in its complexity, identify and discuss particular areas of concern with regard to the unnecessary separation of children from their families and appropriate ways to respond to family and child separation in cases where it is unavoidable.
COVID-19 Resource Center
Resources on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to child protection and children's care.
The Global Collaborative Platform
Learn more about the Transforming Children’s Care Global Collaborative Platform, aimed at establishing more strategic sector-wide collaboration.
Browse the Practitioner Hub
Explore the Practitioner Hub, an online library containing practitioner-related resources organized around the components of the care system.
Luiza Baloh left her home in Dnipro, central Ukraine, in March. Fleeing the constant sound of explosions, she and her five children came to the Czech Republic hoping to find refuge. Instead, they found themselves behind a barbed wire fence in a repurposed immigration detention center that was, she says, dirty and full of strangers, some of whom were aggressive towards her and her children.
Drawing from a review of global reports and case studies, as well as from information sourced from Global Social Service Workforce Alliance members, this report brings to light the critical role of the social service workforce in different humanitarian contexts—including those related to armed conflict, natural disasters and widespread disease outbreaks—and across the emergency management cycle. It further highlights the challenges and key areas of learning in deploying social service workers in humanitarian contexts.
In this video, Kinnected Myanmar Senior Social Worker, Htoo Say, explains the impact of patron-client relationships on reintegration and transition in Myanmar. She shares how social workers adapted their practice to manage these relationships in order to safely reintegrate children back into families and to promote family-based care.