Humanitarian Response: Child Protection Area of Responsibility (AoR)
Community members reported several cases of child rights violations. Attacks on schools, targeting children and staff members, have been reported in Boyo, Mezam and Manyu divisions in the NW and SW regions, respectively.
Despite tensions, Child Protection actors continue to provide services to affected communities, identifying and providing necessary support to vulnerable children and caregivers. More than 6,387 children and caregivers were provided with psychosocial support services in child friendly/safe spaces. More than 1,093 vulnerable children, including 901 unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), were identified, registered and provided with case management services by Child Protection partners. 213 (132 girls and 81 boys) of the 1,093 vulnerable children were either reunified with their families or placed in an alternative care arrangement.
Child Protection partners sensitized communities on child protection and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) issues and raised their awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 9,467 children and caregivers were reached by Child Protection actors with awareness raising sessions, including positive parenting skills sessions.