November 2023: Child-sensitive social protection in vulnerable settings
Welcome to our November newsletter!
This issue is inspired by World Children's Day, celebrated on 20 November. We discuss the importance of child-sensitive social protection in vulnerable settings; invite you to register for a webinar featuring lessons from 100 years of social protection; listen to a new episode of the Social Protection Podcast about children on the move; read publications on migration and agriculture; and join a consultation of the Social Protection in Crisis Contexts Online Community.
Episode 32 | Children on the Move—What are the measures taken by countries to extend social protection to displaced children and their families? And what are the consequences of displacement for host countries and communities? In addition, listen to a special update on the implementation of cash and voucher assistance in Gaza in the current conflict.
Hangout meeting consultation: Social Protection in Crisis Contexts Online Community (OC)—Participate in the consultation on 22 November or 29 November to help shape the upcoming series of gatherings of this OC. Hangouts are informal spaces to share ideas, concerns and experiences about social protection in crisis contexts and the linkages with humanitarian assistance. Join us!
Child-sensitive social protection in vulnerable settings
It is estimated that 333 million children worldwide live in extreme poverty and around 43 million are displaced. This alarming number demands urgent action from countries. Advancing child-sensitive social protection to safeguard children and their families against economic vulnerability is crucial, especially for those living in fragile settings. Learn about Angola's Valor Criança programme in an exclusive piece; and explore a Pakistani grant that benefits over 1 million children.
This blog was especially produced for our November newsletter by Kaku Attah Damoah, Nyasha Tirivayi, Louise Moreira Daniels,and Kamia Cristina Carvalho Abambres on behalf of the Valor Criança Impact Evaluation Team
Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery Project | Pakistan—Established in 2015, this cash transfer supports the early recovery of temporarily displaced persons (TPDs) affected by the military crisis. Additionally, it promotes children’s health and the improvement of citizen-centred service delivery in targeted regions. The project is composed of the Early Recovery Package—including the Early Recovery Grant (ERG) and the Livelihood Support Grant (LSG)—and the Child Wellness Grant (CWG). The CWG is provided for children aged 0-2 from both TPD and non-TPD families and is conditional to attendance in Child Wellness Awareness sessions. As of August 2023, the ERG, the LSG, and the CWG had covered, respectively, 213,819; 406,299; and 1,367,299 beneficiary families.Explore the programme profile.
Protecting Children in Humanitarian Settings | Columbia University—Learn about international child protection practices in humanitarian settings. This course examines how children’s environments across different levels, such as family, community and society, influence children’s development and resilience to adversity.