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CPWG, The Child Protection Working Group
Commissioned by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (formerly known as the Child Protection Working Group), this review builds on the knowledge base of Standard #7 of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. Standard #7 states: girls and boys are protected against harm, injury and disability caused by physical dangers in their environments, and the physical and psychological needs of injured children are responded to in a timely and efficient way. Conflict, disasters, climate change, and political instability have resulted in growing recognition of injuries as a significant health concern. The Alliance acknowledges that child protection actors are partially addressing the problem in their responses in child protection in emergencies, but that their efforts could be better supported with more knowledge, hence the development of this guide.
Along with strengthening the knowledge base of Standard #7, this guide will help share best practices, and highlight lessons learned.