Child Protection AoR


Child Protection

Area of Responsibility

In times of crisis – whether caused by armed conflict, sudden onset disaster, or an epidemic – children face significant protection concerns.  Thus, our aim, as an Area of Responsibility within the Global Protection Cluster, is to lead the coordination of child protection efforts in humanitarian settings in order to ensure children in emergencies are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence. 

Key Figures: 2023 Response Plan

Data sources: HPC tools (FTS & Projects Module)

People in Need of Child Protection Services
People Targeted for Child Protection Assistance
Funding Requested
Funding Received (FTS, as of December, 2023)
Funding Gap
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The designations employed and the presentation of the material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Child Protection Cluster concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Every effort is made to ensure this map is free of errors but there is no warrant the map or its features are either spatially or temporally accurate or t for a particular use. This map is provided without any warranty of any kind whatsoever, either express or implied.

Operational Support

Read more about support available from the CP AoR

Starter Pack

The Starter Pack for CP Coordinators and IMOs is a set of core tools and examples, organized by humanitarian programme cycle phase. 

Help Desk

The Help Desk is a remote support service for members of the CP AoR and country-based coordination groups.


The CP AoR provides in-country coordination support through a variety of options, including the CP AoR Field Support Team (FST).

Capacity Development

Capacity development is about enhancing the capacity of Coordinators and Information Management Officers to coordinate humanitarian responses.


Our Priorities


Read about our vision, mission and goals in the Child Protection Area of Responsibility 2020-2024 Strategy.


Our initiatives aim to develop or improve operational standards and the capacity of the child protection in emergencies workforce.

How to get involved

Organisations that are interested in improving child protection in humanitarian action can join as an associate or general member.

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February 2024 Newsletter

Read the latest message from the Global Child Protection AoR Coordinator along with recent resources, summaries of Rapid Response Team deployments, updates from Ecuador, Somalia, and South Sudan, and other news. ...

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