Whole of Syria Child Protection: 2018 Operational Strategy

Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR)

This report from the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) highlights the child protection needs and responses in Syria and includes objectives and targets for continued child protection interventions and strategies. The report describes the situation of children's care and protection in Syria, including the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, child marriage, child abuse and neglect, and family separation. It defines UNICEF's intervention priorities and strategies in the country, including providing psycosocial support and specialized services, strengthening the child protection workforce, expanding the reach of community-based psychosocial interventions, and enhancing situation and response monitoring efforts. The report provides examples of community-based and specialized child protection interventions as well as examples of capacity building and multi-sector response. It concludes with child protection objectives and targets for 2018, including the sector objective: Increased and more equitable access for boys and girls to quality child protection interventions in targeted locations in line with the Child Protection Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Action.