Early Childhood Development and Child Protection in Emergencies

14 July 2016

In emergencies, children are at greater risk of abuse, neglect, violence, exploitation and toxic stress. Early childhood development in emergencies programmes can support children’s resilience through multisectoral interventions such as learning and stimulation through play and access to food and healthcare.

In emergencies, children are at greater risk of abuse, neglect, violence, exploitation and toxic stress. Early childhood development in emergencies programmes can support children’s resilience through multisectoral interventions such as learning and stimulation through play and access to food and healthcare.

This technical note, written by Plan International and UNICEF, supports child protection personnel to programme appropriately for 0 to 8-year-old children during emergencies. It lists key activities to undertake and also contains useful tools and resources, to help identify the impact on young children, parents and existing services.

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Early childhood development, Emergencies, Protection from violence, Child protection in emergencies, Education in emergencies

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