Education and Child Protection in Emergencies – Joint Rapid Assessment – Rohingya Refugee Response – 2017

Joint Child Protection and Education Rapid Needs Assessment (JRNA) of Rohingya refugees conducted in December 2017.
Findings relating to Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) are aligned with the CPiE focus areas covering: risk and safety, unaccompanied and separated children, physical violence, child marriage, trafficking, psychosocial distress and child labor.

The interlink between the findings of the two sectors are interesting: child marriage and child labor are constituting as a major risk factor to children as well as major barrier for attending schools. This result was highlighted by respondents from both the host communities and refugees
Some of the finding in the report raise alarms and needs further in-depth assessments. For example, trafficking: 21% of respondents indicated clearly that known person(s) within communities offered to take children away in exchange of variety of incentives. A result doesn’t match known trafficking incidents.
Allocation of spaces for learning facilities is urgently needed: 30 % of the interviewed teachers reported that the majority of the refugee children post-August influx (the biggest caseload of refugees) had not attended school in the last 12 months. Interruption of schooling is reported across the different population groups , including in the host community.

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