Catalogue by countries / Inter-agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children

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ISS/IRC Code SEPARATED-CHILD 01
Partner
Title Inter-agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Author ICRC; IRC; SAVE THE CHILDREN UK; UNICEF; UNHCR, WVI
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General information
Date published/issue 01-00-2004
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published SWITZERLAND
Editor
Publisher International Committee of the Red Cross, Central Tracing Agency and Protection Division, 19 Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Distributor
Page 71
Price
ISBN
Type of material Book
Language of document
French

Document information
Document description Guide
Country concerned WORLD
Index Displacement
Unaccompanied-child
Refugee
Child-interest
Free text In situation of armed conflicts, mass population displacements, natural disasters or other crises, unaccompanied and separated children are numerous and form one of the most vulnerable groups. Most of them can be reunited with parents, siblings, members of the extended family or other adults whom they know. But action on behalf of these children should be guided by principles enshrined in interntational standards. The objective of the publication is therefore to outline these guiding principles which are intended primarily for national, international and non-governmental organizations and other associations concerned with separated children. They are also designed to assist governments and donors in meeting their obligations and taking funding decisions. The publication was prepared by a number of leading humanitarian organizations forming the Inter-agency Working Group on Unaccompanied and Separated Children set up in 1995. Its document reflects a common commitment to the application of the principles and to their promotion. All stage of an emergency are addressed: from preventing separations, to family tracing and reunification, through to interim care and long-term solutions.

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Degree of interest Sensitive
Work area Legal
Potential users All
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