Emergency Care Arrangements

The priority for unaccompanied children in an emergency is to reunite them with their parents, family members, or relatives as quickly as possible, in order to provide them with care and protection. Where this is not immediately possible, children will require emergency care until reunification is possible via documentation and tracing activities.

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Family for Every Child,

In this workshop Family for Every Child members Flüchtlingsrat Niedersachsen (The Refugee Council of Lower Saxony, Germany), Programma Integra (Italy) and METAdrasi (Greece) share their experience around supporting unaccompanied minors, with For Our Children (FoC) in Bulgaria. They share top tips with FoC as they navigate the arrival of unaccompanied minors fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, and find ways to support them.

Catholic Relief Services,

Це керівництво складено таким чином, щоб забезпечити базове розуміння того, як надавати першу психологічну допомогу в умовах надзвичайного стану. Воно засноване на Керівництві Всесвітньої організації охорони здоров'я з надання першої психологічної допомоги для працівників, які працюють на місці (2011), та було адаптоване спеціально для надання допомоги біженцям з України в умовах Молдови.

Interagency Statement,

During emergencies, such as conflict, it is a well-accepted principle of States’ obligations under international law that adoption is not an appropriate response for unaccompanied and separated children. This is a joint call for a moratorium on intercountry adoption in response to the conflict in Ukraine. In line with the Ukrainian Government’s suspension of intercountry adoption, the joint statement urges receiving States, international bodies, and humanitarian agencies to adopt a harmonised approach and call for a moratorium on intercountry adoptions from Ukraine.

European Parliament,

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the impact of the war against Ukraine on women on 5 May 2022.

Changing the Way We Care,

Instruirea „Principii Sigure și Demne în Situații de Urgență” oferă spre discuție subiecte importante precum responsabilitatea noastră de a proteja copiii și adulții expuși riscului în situația de urgență actuală; principiile „de a nu face mai rău

Changing the Way We Care,

The training Safe Responses During Emergency Situations covers topics such as our responsibility to protect children and adults at risk in an emergency, the principles of 'do no further harm’ and 'best interests of the child’ in practice; the four Rs: recognition; response; reporting; recording and what we can and should practically do in an emergency situation.


This note is designed to guide UNICEF and UNHCR teams on how to integrate the Blue Dot concept into a joint operational modality, clearly outlining the roles and responsibilities of each agency, and recommending operational modalities to further expand and integrate these into the national response. Blue Dots are established in support of government efforts and links directly to the national child protection architecture.

International Social Service,

Ce document fournit des conseils sur la manière d'appliquer les normes internationales lorsque vous travaillez avec des enfants et leurs familles touchés par cette crise. La question à poser, systématiquement - quelle que soit la décision, l'action ou le processus - est "qu'est-ce qui est dans l'intérêt supérieur de l'enfant?" Cela s'applique à des situations sur le terrain qui sont complexes et ne permettent pas de réponses faciles.

International Social Service,

This document provides guidance on how to apply international standards when working with children and their families impacted by this crisis. The question to be asked, consistently – whatever decision, action or process – is “what is in the best interests of the child?” This applies to situations on the ground that are complex and allow no easy answers.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Ukraine,

This report is produced by OCHA Ukraine in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 3 p.m. (EET) 7 March to 3 p.m. (EET) 8 March