Ep. 32 | Children On The Move
In 2022, an estimated 100 million people were displaced and more than 40 million of those were children. Many of these children were displaced for at least five years, often much longer, and most are hosted in low- and middle-income countries, where social protection systems often face many restrictions.
In this episode, we discuss how some countries are taking steps towards extending social protection to displaced children and their families, while slowly building systems for host populations. We examine the consequences of displacement for host countries and host communities, the factors leading to children’s exclusion in these countries, and some examples of programmes taking an integrated approach.
At the end of this episode, in lieu of our usual Quick Wins segment, we're featuring a special update on how cash and voucher assistance is being implemented in the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Meet our guests:
- Christina Lowe, Research Associate at ODI
- Nupur Kukrety, Policy Specialist and lead on social protection in humanitarian and fragile contexts, UNICEF
- Rana Nassar, Regional Representative in the CALP network in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Publication | Strengthening inclusive social protection systems for displaced children and their families.
- Publication | A promise of tomorrow: the effects of UNHCR and UNICEF cash assistance on Syrian refugees in Jordan.
- Publication | Improving social protection for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt: an overview of international practices.
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