Child Protection and Education Cluster Joint Needs Assessment, March-April 2014

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The Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) and Global Education Cluster launched a joint assessment in the Philippines in March 2014 to assess sector activities on the L3 emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) at the six month mark, identify ongoing protection and education needs of children affected by Typhoon Yolanda, and with recognition of the potential for coordination between education and child protection on these initiatives and under the Strategic Response Plan,
Strategic Objective 5: Affected people quickly regain access to community and local government services, including basic education and a strengthened protective environment.

The assessment’s objectives are to:

  • Determine the scale of the needs and protection risks for children affected by typhoon Yolanda

  • Identify reasons for children being excluded from accessing education (including ECCD and in particular specific vulnerable groups)

  • Gain feedback from Key Informants on the current Child Protection and Education response

The assessment was implemented in Regions VI and VIII of the Philippines, the areas most affected by the typhoon, using a terms of reference (TOR) developed between the clusters, along with a list of priority themes for information-gathering, based on the CPWG Child Protection Minimum Standards in Emergencies and INEE minimum standards. These themes comprise the “What We Need to Know,” through which questions were defined.