Care and Protection of Children in the West African Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic: Lessons learned for future public health emergencies


Prepared over a period of one year from September 2015 to September 2016, UNICEF, in partnership with relevant agencies and governments, presents feedback and lessons learned from the Child Protection Programme during the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic response in West Africa from August 2014 to December 2015.

The report examines three affected countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea – to analyse the degree to which the response was successful in addressing the scale and unique nature of the child protection situation that arose due to the epidemic. Key lessons learned and recommendations for future for future public health emergencies are provided.

This report was referenced in conjunction with a Webinar administrated by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. The webinar can be viewed here.

Read the Spanish version here.

French Version