How is the global community protecting vulnerable children?
- by Christian Children’s Fund of Canada
Celebrating the launch of a new alliance for child protection in Geneva today
GENEVA — Nearly 250-million children — or one in 10 — are affected by armed conflict, and 50 million are affected by disasters, according to UNICEF, so the global community is celebrating today’s launch of a global interagency group focused on child protection in emergency settings.
ChildFund Alliance, a worldwide group of 11 child-centred development organizations, including Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), is one of 16 national and international organizations that will work to strengthen child protection systems and ensure there is increased funding and support for child protection in emergencies.
This is especially important since during national emergencies, such as a typhoon or armed conflict, children are particularly vulnerable to injury, abuse and violence; following the initial crisis, there are also risks of child trafficking.
About Christian Children's Fund of Canada:
Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-focused international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 50 years, CCFC has been helping children and families of all faiths move from poverty to self-reliance. CCFC supports children and communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Currently, CCFC has almost 50,000 children sponsored, benefiting nearly 400,000 people around the world.