Author: Child Labour Task Force
Full Citation: Child Labour Task Force. (2016). Interagency Toolkit: Supporting the protection needs of child laborers in emergencies. Geneva, Switzerland: International Labor Organization (ILO). Retrieved from http://ilo.org/ipec/news/WCMS_543413/lang--en/index.htm
Overview: Since the launch of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Emergencies in 2012, the Child Labour Task Force of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action has promoted the use of the standards and provided technical support to organisations and humanitarian responses using them. The primary purpose of this guidance is to support child protection programme managers and advisors to:
- Set priorities, design strategies and implement activities to address and prioritize child labour interventions as a life-saving activity;
- Coordinate with humanitarian, government and development actors across sectors to address child labour in emergencies as part of a systems strengthening approach to reach the most vulnerable children;
- Strengthen situational analysis to improve the understanding of the present and future risks if there is no intervention;
- Ensure no harm is done during emergency responses: Set priorities, design strategies and implement activities to do no harm and prevent child labour and its worst forms worsening.