Assessment of child protection needs in Syria – CPWG, September 2013
This report issued in September by the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) presents the main findings of an interagency child protection assessment for Syria, covering the period February- May 2013. A remote data collection methodology was used as well as a desk review component which took into account the findings of other processes monitoring child protection issues inside the country.
Data covered the governorates of Aleppo, Al-Hassakeh, Damascus, Dar’a, Homs, Idleb, and Rural Damascus. The report provides findings on key thematic areas: psychosocial wellbeing, physical violence, children associated with armed forces and armed groups, child marriage, sexual violence, child labour, separation from caregivers and access to basic services and information.
This assessment report is one of the most robust and comprehensive accounts of the child protection situation available to humanitarians and policy makers to date.