Child Protection Programming for Children on the Move in Egypt

An Overview of the Progress (2013-2018)

Child Protection Programming for Children on the Move in Egypt
Shezad Noorani

Highlights

UNICEF Egypt has been working with Children on the Move since
2013, when the arrival of large numbers of Syrian refugees in
Egypt prompted UNICEF to adapt its programming to respond to
the crisis. UNICEF, along with UNHCR, is the co-chair of the Child
Protection Working Group (CPWG) established to respond to the
refugee crisis.
UNICEF’s unique mandate of protecting children’s rights positions
the agency to work with all children on the move, regardless of
their nationality, legal status, or refugee status. UNICEF Egypt
therefore works to strengthen national child protection mechanisms
to reduce the risks associated with irregular migration, including
children moving to, through and from Egypt and Egyptian
children, and at the same time supports governmental and
non-governmental basic service delivery to refugee, migrant, and
vulnerable host community children.
From 2013 through until today, UNICEF Egypt has continued to
grow and diversify its program on Children on the Move and has
piloted innovative models, reaching an expanding number of children
each year and 15 different nationalities.
This brief review of progress seeks to show the growth and development
of this program over the five years, document key program
components and innovative models, and examine some of
the challenges and ways forward in the Children on the Move program
of UNICEF Egypt.

Child Protection Programming for Children on the Move in Egypt
Author(s)
UNICEF Egypt
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Languages
English

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