From 17-18 June, the Child Protection Working Group organized the second workshop in Dadaab, Kenya. Over 2 days, participants contextualized the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS), with a focus on Mainstreaming. 38 participants from the Kenyan Government's Department of Refugees Affairs and some 14 humanitarian agencies addressed six Minimum Standards: Psychosocial distress and mental disorders; Justice for Children; Economic Recovery; WASH; Shelter; Camp Management and Distribution.
A Senior Child Protection Officer from Terre des Hommes remarked: “The CPMS handbook is proving crucial to my work. I now use it to train new staff on Child Protection issues.”
A WASH Specialist from the Norwegian Refugee Council commented: “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in such an important event. It was very informative. Some of the recommendations that emerged from the contextualization group working on WASH were shared during our last Coordination meeting.”
Participants represented UNICEF, Save the Children, UNHCR, International Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, Kenyan Red Cross, Peace Winds Japan, Terre des Hommes, Norwegian Refugee Council, Danish Refugee Council, World Food Programme, Right to Play, World Vision International and Handicap International. The workshop was facilitated by UNICEF, with support from Save the Children, UNHCR, Terre des Hommes, Kenyan Red Cross and World Vision International.