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Inter-agency guiding principles on unaccompanied and separated children


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Resource type:Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Keywords:Children & young people, Refugees/IDPs, Standards
Agency:ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross, IRC - International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund, World Vision
Date published:January 2004

 This set of comprehensive guidelines outlines a framework and set of principles intended to ensure that the rights and needs of separated children are effectively addressed. Created through close inter-agency collaboration, the guidelines aim to promote and support preparedness, coordination and good practice based on lessons learnt. The document addresses all aspect of an emergency from preventing separations, to family tracing and reunification through to long-term solutions and encourages the pooling of complementary skills and expertise.

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