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Working to reunite separated or unaccompanied children with their families and communities or place

them in proper 

alternative care 

Targeting 500,000 people in the most affected districts through community groups to prevent and address violence, abuse, exploitation and trafficking

Reaching out to 200,000 children in the most affected districts to provide community-based psychosocial support and specialized psychosocial services

Child Protection Programme Earthquake Response

UNICEF Child Protection is engaged in a comprehensive emergency response during the aftermath of the earthquake on 25 April. Interventions are being focused at both the implementation level, and at the policy level to strengthen existing child protection strategies and to follow international legal frameworks. UNICEF is leading in a number of key child protection priorities and programmes including, family preservation and identification of unaccompanied/separated children, child trafficking prevention and response, child labour and exploitation, psychosocial support, violence against children, gender-based violence, children with disabilities and child protection sub-cluster coordination. 

We work to strengthen the key child protection mechanisms in the emergency-affected areas focusing on family preservation, identifying unaccompanied and separated children as well as preventing children and women from being trafficked. To ensure that children properly recover from the emotional shock of the earthquake, we respond to psychosocial distress through community-based support services, specialized care and through regular airing of radio messages. Additionally, we have set up child-friendly spaces as well asprovided recreational kits, shelter and tents to ensure that children have a safe space to play.  

Where We Work

We are working in the 14 most affected districts: Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Dhading, Ramechhap, Gorkha, Makawanpur, Sindhuli and Okhaldhunga

Our Earthquake Response Partners

Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Department of Women and Children, Central Child Welfare Board, District Child Welfare Boards, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Police (Women and Children Service Directorate), Village Child Protection Committees, Non-Governmental Organizations and Community-Based Organizations, Women’s Groups and Child Clubs

Our Earthquake Response Donors

Department for International Development (DFID), Government of Denmark, Government of Canada, CERF, UNICEF National Committees

Quick Facts on UNICEF Child Protection Response during nepal Earthquakes

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