Forcibly Displaced Children: Children refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and/or forced migrants

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

The purpose of this evidence synthesis is to analyze the primary and secondary impacts of the pandemic on children who are refugees, IDPs and/or migrants and highlights important protective factors and emerging response measures identified in a review of recent news media, project reporting, academic research and other relevant resources mapped over the previous five-month period. The rest of this synthesis is organized in the following way: child participation barriers and opportunities are illustrated by using examples from select articles and research studies, key emerging practices in the information identified is discussed, and the synthesis is concluded with reflections and recommendations on more effectively responding to the needs of refugee, IDP and forced migrant children during COVID-19.