Technical Materials

Key Considerations | Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) for Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and other potential infectious disease outbreaks

The Alliance

This document builds on existing Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) programming guidance and incorporates recent field experience from the child protection sector in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It should therefore be read in conjunction with thematic recommendations already available. It is designed to help adapt and/ or initiate Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) programs in the COVID-19 pandemic, and during any infectious disease outbreak more generally. It outlines how key principles should be applied and describes priority actions to consider at each stage of the programming in view of supporting the identification, the tracing and family reunification of Unaccompanied and Separated Children in need of such services.


Publication type
Guidance and technical materials
Alternative Care
Children facing adversity
Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Child protection
Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic
Unaccompanied and Separated Children
Countries this relates to
All countries
Language of the materials