Children Affected by Armed Conflict and Displacement

Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of war, and frequently represent at least half of the population in a conflict area. They suffer fear and insecurity, and disruption to every aspect of their lives. Children who have been displaced are at an increased risk of sexual and physical violence, disease and malnutrition, and separation from family members. As displaced persons or refugees they may experience severe poverty, abuse, exploitation, and psychosocial distress. 

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Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data & Center of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC),

This is a video recording from the webinar: Constructing the foundations for legal identity in post conflict situations. This webinar shared findings from research that documents how Afghanistan, Georgia, Rwanda and South Africa have made registration of vital events more accessible by adjusting or removing legal and institutional obstacles in post-conflict settings.

Nikos Kourachanis - Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies,

This article examines the housing and social policies for URMs in Greece.

Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems - International Development Research Centre (IDRC),

This paper aims to contribute to the achievement of Target 16.9 under Sustainable Development Goal 16 by analyzing the role of the civil register and the legal underpinnings for identity in four countries: Afghanistan, Georgia, Rwanda, and South Africa. It describes institutional and operational models in each country that support universal registration of births, deaths, and other vital events.

Lumos,

Lumos worked together with partners on the family-based care for unaccompanied children project between 2018 and 2020, in four camps in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. This evaluation report considers the various components of the project and provides recommendations to child protection and refugee response practitioners, with the aim of improving the quality of child protection programming and its impact on unaccompanied children in refugee contexts.

UNICEF,

This brief article from UNICEF describes UNICEF's work with partners in Côte d’Ivoire to assist children on the move during the COVID-19 pandemic, "providing them with psychosocial support through counselling and drama therapy, as well as access to education, shelter, meals, clean water and sanitation facilities. UNICEF also works with partners to help reunite children on the move with their families."

Brit Oppedal, Visnja Ramberg, Espen Røysamb - Journal of Adolescence,

The overall aim of the present study was to expand knowledge about depression among unaccompanied refugee minors in the years after they were granted protection in Norway.

Karen Mets - ERA Forum,

This article examines the current Common European Asylum System (CEAS), which includes several measures to protect unaccompanied minors.

Liliana Angelica Ponguta, Carlos Andres Aragón, Lucero Ramirez Varela, Kathryn Moore, Sascha Hein, Adrian Cerezo - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development,

The authors of this study applied a sector‐wide analysis protocol that harmonized components of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle by the Inter‐Agency Standing Committee and of a framework to characterize the governance of early childhood development and education (ECDE) systems.

Save the Children Europe,

With this report, Save the Children aims to assess how children have been affected since the beginning of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’.

Save the Children,

Save the Children conducted research in three refugee camps in Dadaab in Kenya which explored the impact of COVID-19 on children’s education, young mothers’ livelihoods and gender-based violence. This study highlights programmatic adaptations made in response to COVID-19, identifying what has worked well or less well and considers practical recommendations for the sector.