UNHCR Child Protection Issue Brief: Alternative Brief


This issue brief from the UNHCR highlights key messages from UNHCR in regards to alternative care, including the importance of making alternative care arrangements based on the best interests of the child and using residential or institutional care only as a very last resort. The brief defines the role of the UNHCR in alternative care as well as key concepts of alternative care. The brief reviews the types of alternative care and key actions that UNHCR and its partners can do to ensure the best interests of the child in alternative care. The brief concludes with some examples of the UNHCR in action in the field of alternative care in Ethiopia, Yemen, and India as a short list of resources for more information on the subject.

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