Separated Children in an Emergency

Children affected by conflict, displacement, or a disaster are vulnerable to separation, injury, abuse, exploitation, and psychosocial stress. Conflict and displacement break down the mechanisms which protect children – families may be torn apart, physically or emotionally, and medical and social services may be over burdened or cease to function entirely.

This section includes literature on co-ordinated action to reduce separation and keep children as close to their parents, relatives and communities…
Registration and documentation of separated and unaccompanied children are essential steps towards tracing and reunifying children with their…
The priority for unaccompanied children in an emergency is to reunite them with their parents, family members, or relatives as quickly as possible
Separated and unaccompanied children are at a greater risk of abuse and exploitation, and are less likely to have their basic right to health,…