Humanitarian Response: Child Protection Area of Responsibility
Despite the worsening security situation Child Protection (CP) Area of Responsibility (AoR) members, including UNICEF and their implementing partners, reached more than 29,000 children and caregivers with different child protection services in both affected regions. Child Protection AoR members continue to provide psychosocial services (PSS) to children and caregivers affected by the conflict and COVID-19, through different forms of child friendly and other safe spaces. During the reporting period, Child Protection actors were able to reach more than 9,200 children and caregivers via PSS. This number is consistent with the number of children and caregivers reached during July as some CP AoR members are implementing new approaches i.e. remote psychosocial support, to reach children and caregivers in need of PSS in hard to reach communities.
In response to COVID-19, Child Protection actors have sensitized more than 10,000 children and caregivers on the ways COVID-19 spreads and the related child protection risks and concerns. In addition, activities were undertaken to raise the community awareness on GBV and child protection issues and to build their capacity to respond accordingly.