CERF-funded Project

Colombia

Preventing child recruitment in Chocó and Nariño and responding to COVID-19 in indigenous communities in Amazonas (20-UF-CEF-057)

Project overview

This $1 million UNICEF project has three main objectives: (1) protecting at-risk communities from abuse, sexual violence, and recruitment by armed groups, (2) ensure safe water supply, (3) mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on education in remote areas. To that end, UNICEF and its implementing partners will set up 25 recruitment prevention pathways, train 800 community leaders about child recruitment prevention, set up 9 local action teams for prevention of child abuse, recruitment and sexual violence, distribute 50 kits (containing clothing, personal hygiene items and protection messages) to minors at imminent risk of recruitment, and provide psychosocial support to 8,100 children and their caregivers affected by armed conflict. UNICEF and its implementing partners will also provide 6,500 people with hygiene items, rehabilitate seven water supply systems (replacement of water tanks, installation of electric pumps, etc.), conduct 20 workshops for community leaders on healthy COVID-19 practices. In addition, UNICEF will provide 3,564 children with material for home-based learning, help 37 schools in implementing protocols for COVID-19 prevention and control, and train 190 teachers in distance learning practices. In total, UNICEF aims to reach 30,316 people, including 7,990 women and 6,855 girls. Among those targeted UNICEF estimates to be 668 people with disabilities.

Sector Amount in US$
Protection US$672,433
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene US$200,726
Education US$130,472