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Children: The Hidden Pandemic 2021 – A joint report of COVID-19- associated orphanhood and a strategy for action

This report presents statistical data from 192 countries on children experiencing COVID-19-associated orphanhood and death of grandparent caregivers, a description of the trends in these data, a real-time COVID-19 Calculator for Death of Parents and Caregivers, and strategies and principles for...

Impact of COVID-19 on Privately Run Residential Care Institutions: Insights and Implications for Advocacy and Awareness Raising

This study explores the effect of COVID-19 on a small number of privately run and funded residential care institutions by conducting a qualitative research study comprising 21 semi-structured interviews across seven focus countries.

Tubarerere mu Muryango programme (‘Let’s raise children in families’): Inclusive Case Management for Children’s Reintegration - Participants' Handbook

This participant’s handbook relates to Module 3 of the Government of Rwanda’s Tubarerere Mu Muryango (TMM) training programme. It is for Child Protection and Welfare Officers who work directly with children and families on reintegration of children, including children with disabilities from...

Tubarerere mu Muryango programme (‘Let’s raise children in families’): Inclusive Case Management for Children’s Reintegration - Facilitators' Manual

This training package is primarily for Government of Rwanda’s Child Protection and Welfare Officers who work directly with children and families on reintegration of children (including children with disabilities) from residential institutions.

Tubarerere mu Muryango programme (‘Let’s raise children in families’): Operational Guidance on Inclusive Children’s Reintegration

This operational guidance describes how the Government of Rwanda conducts case management for reintegration of children from residential institutions to family-based care, including children with disabilities. It contains all the information needed for a Child Protection and Welfare Officer to...

Global minimum estimates of children affected by COVID-19-associated orphanhood and deaths of caregivers: a modelling study

The COVID-19 pandemic priorities have focused on prevention, detection, and response. Beyond morbidity and mortality, pandemics carry secondary impacts, such as children orphaned or bereft of their caregivers. Such children often face adverse consequences, including poverty, abuse, and...

Supporting Children's Wellbeing During COVID-19

To effectively mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the light of protecting children’s wellbeing, policy and practice responses must be distinctively designed to address children’s wellbeing needs. Policymakers and those working with children are at the heart of the pandemic response.

Case Study on Family-Based Care in Zambia

The goal of this case study, produced by the Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE), is to demonstrate a working model of family-based care in Zambia which can produce a replicable framework that can be modified for other regions and circumstances. This paper seeks to shed light on positive...

UNICEF’s 2020 Annual Report

UNICEF’s 2020 Annual Report underscores how 2020 was a year like no other. School closures, increased vulnerability to abuse, mental health strains and loss of access to vital services have hurt children deeply. But not all children have been affected equally. The pandemic has exposed deep...

2021 UNHCR Best Interests Procedure Guidelines: Assessing and Determining the Best Interests of the Child

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its partners support the strengthening or establishment of comprehensive child protection systems, which includes providing individual children at risk with targeted, timely, systematic and coordinated support in their best interests....

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