Early Childhood Development in Emergencies Integrated Programme Guide

Emergencies are situations that threaten the lives and wellbeing of a large portion of a population, and that require extraordinary action to ensure care, protection and survival, as every basic living standard, condition and context is disrupted.9 A situation is referred to as an emergency when the national authority of the state calls for external assistance in dealing with the situation and officially declares it as an emergency. This programme guide follows the time frame adopted in UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action, 2010. The goal of the integrated programme guide for ECD in emergencies is to guide the humanitarian community in designing a response that takes into account the needs of young children.

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


Levels of Learning - Early Childhood Development