Investing in the Youngest: early childhood care and development in emergencies
The aim of this report is to increase the understanding of early childhood care and development (ECCD) in emergencies and the benefits of this type of programming for children, their communities and society. Specifically, the report makes the case for greater investment of resources and multisectoral support in humanitarian work that supports young children from conception to 8 years. Key audiences for this report include groups that provide funding, implement programmes and influence policies and laws in the humanitarian sphere. These groups include donor agencies, the UN, INGOs, and government ministries. This report is also relevant for groups from various sectors, given the multi-sectoral nature of ECCD in emergencies.