What Works to Protect Children on the Move?

Marcus, R. , Khan, A. , Leon-Himmelstine, C. & Rivett, J.
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Date published
01 Jul 2020
Rapid Learning Review
Children & youth, Multi-sector/cross-sector, Development & humanitarian aid, Forced displacement and migration, Gender, Protection, human rights & security, Social protection

Around 50 million children around the globe can be considered ‘on the move’. This rapid evidence assessment gathers evidence on successful and failed protection measurements within different groups (refugees, internally displaced children, migrant children, returnees, children moving with and without families and other settings).

This rapid evidence assessment (REA) aimed to answer three questions.

  • What interventions have been effective in ensuring the protection of children on the move?
  • What are the implementation factors that make these interventions effective or that hamper effectiveness (for example the context of the intervention, and specific design features such as who is targeted)?
  • What kinds of social welfare and child protection systems are linked to effective interventions?

This report provides an assessment of the reviewed literature and its key findings, and identifies gaps.