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Accounting for and supporting children living in internal displacement



Accounting for and supporting children living in internal displacement 

21 November 2019, 14.00 - 15.30

Room XXV, Building E, Palais des Nations


There are over 17 million children living in internal displacement because of conflict and violence around the world, not including millions more whose displacement is associated with disasters, climate change or other causes. Children are one of the largest and most vulnerable groups of internally displaced people (IDPs), yet information as essential as how many and where they are, what their specific needs are and what they can contribute to solutions is rarely available. Internally displaced children are twice invisible in global and national data. First, because IDPs of all ages are often unaccounted for. Second, because age-disaggregation of any kind of data is limited, and even more so for IDPs.
On Universal Children's Day, IDMC will release the first estimates of the number of children living in internal displacement in 53 countries in a report including key figures by broad age groups, an overview of the impacts children most often experience as a result of internal displacement and examples of good practices and policies to support them.
The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva and IDMC invite you to a launch event where the main findings from this report will be presented and discussed.


14:00 Welcoming remarks by Alexandra Bilak, Director of IDMC
14:10 Keynote speech by His Excellency Mr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
14:20 Inclusive data and the SDGs: call on the importance of data disaggregation, Tichafara Chisaka, Project Manager for the Inclusive Data Charter
14:30 Key figures from the report on internally displaced children, Christelle Cazabat, Researcher at IDMC
14:40 Why does age-disaggregated data on IDPs matter? The perspective of internally displaced children, Aurélie Lamazière, Senior Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor for Save the Children
14:50 Experiences and challenges collecting age-disaggregated data on internal displacement, Nayana Das, Research Design & Data Manager for REACH
15:00 Exchanges with the audience
15:30     Coffee and networking

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