Regional Review of the Child Protection Response for the South Sudanese and Sudanese Refugee Children

The expectant prospects of the world’s youngest nation were shattered on December 2013, when violence broke out in South Sudan’s capital, quickly spreading to other locations throughout the country. With almost 70% of the refugees from South Sudan and Sudan under the age of 18, the conflicts are nothing less than a war on their children.

In response to this crisis and in light of the serious impact on children, UNHCR and child protection partners decided to jointly develop a Regional Framework for the Protection of South Sudanese and Sudanese Refugee Children (the Regional Child Protection Framework) during the early months of 2014.

During May through June of 2015, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Plan International, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF, World Vision, which are all part of the Regional Child Protection Network, conducted interagency missions to the concerned countries, to review the implementation of the Regional Child Protection Framework and assess the need for adjustments. The report seeks to find out whether the proposed outcomes were achieved and whether the goals were adequately framed and respond to the main issues to ensure the protection of refugee children.

Published 2015-11-27

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