Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation & Sexual Violence in Disaster & Emergency Situations

A guide for local & community based organisations

This manual is not intended to be an academic report but instead is a practical guide that we hope will be of use to people working directly in the field. The aim is to provide fundamental information to assist personnel working in emergency situations in responding to protect children, in terms of what can be done before disaster strikes (which might be called ‘mitigation’ efforts), in the immediate aftermath (the ‘response’) and in the longer term reconstruction phase (sometimes called the ‘recovery’). We have also included recommended actions and key considerations to be taken into account in the event of sexual violence or sexual exploitation. This manual is available in Arabic, English, Spanish, and French.

Publication type
Guide / Guidelines / Principle
Countries this relates to
Language of materials
Children on the move
Gender based violence