CERF-funded Project

South Sudan

Integration of Child Protective Services into Life-Saving Food Security Humanitarian Response (20-RR-CEF-022)

Project overview

The main objective of this protection project is to provide a timely and integrated protection response to the most vulnerable internally displaced people and people from host communities and to implement community-based interventions in all identified areas. This response includes: (1) For unaccompanied and separated children, comprehensive case management including identification, documentation and provision of family tracing and reunification; psychosocial support services for children and their caregivers; alternative care; care and support to children at risk of worst forms of child and child-headed households; child protection awareness raising outreach activities and monitoring of protection risk and services in collaboration with food security actors in WFP and FAO, including prevention of forced recruitment and use of children as well as strengthening resilience and mitigating food insecurity for children formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups to prevent re-recruitment. (2) Technical collaboration with IOM and UNFPA on prevention and response interventions for gender-based violence (GBV) without cost implications for the CERF request. UNICEF’s focus will be on supporting the access of child survivors of GBV to services and to ensure that the child protection programming is positioned to identify the needs of children who may be experiencing or at risk of GBV as well as provide timely referrals to services. This project targets 15,000 children.