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Guidance | Understanding Risk and Protective Factors in Humanitarian Crises: Towards a Preventive Approach to Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

Prevention Initiative
The Alliance

Recognizing the strategic importance of improving evidence-based approaches to preventing child protection issues, this report was developed to inform the establishment of a measurement framework for prevention programming in support of the Alliance-led Prevention Initiative. While child protection agencies operating in humanitarian contexts generally conduct systematic risk assessments, these assessments often focus on determining the scale and characteristics of harmful child protection outcomes and do not typically identify or seek to understand the risk and protective factors leading to desirable or undesirable outcomes for children within the cultural context.

This report, and the desk review that informed its contents, was developed to explore the risk and protective factors that determine outcomes for children in humanitarian action and to recommend ways forward to strengthen measurement approaches at the population-level as a first step in narrowing the prevention gap.

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Prevention Initiative
Child protection
Prevention Initiative
Prevention Initiative
Risk identification and assessment
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