Community-based child protection as a strategy for protecting South Sudanese refugee children: a case study from Gambella, Ethiopia

This case study describes the role of community-based child protection committees in improving the safety and protection of children in three South Sudanese refugee camps in Gambella, Ethiopia.

Key lessons include the importance of building new structures upon and in coordination with existing groups, networks and authorities; the importance of intensive capacity building support, providing ongoing technical support and monitoring in the initial phase of the response; as well as the need to establish a clear and confidential reporting and recording system for each CPC.

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