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CHILD PROTECTION ACTIONS IN LAGADIKIA CAMP

Since September 2017, ARSIS has established a child protection service in the camp of Lagadikia, which undertakes the support of children, including those who are unaccompanied and separated. ARSIS social scientists are responsible for (i) identifying and approaching children, (ii) providing information, (iii) creating and implementing a personalized plan based on the needs of each child, (iv) monitoring-assessment of the cases, (v) psychosocial empowerment, (vi) inclusion in pedagogical activities, and (vii) providing legal support.

During the implementation period ( from September to December 2017) 191 individuals were supported by ARSIS in the camp of Lagadikia (79 adults and 108 children).

Child protection activities in Lagadikia camp are a part of the “ESTIA” -the Emergency Support to Integration and Accommodation-program which is implemented by UNHCR in collaboration with the local authorities and NGOs and funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO).

CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES AND PROTECTION OF SGBV CASES IN NEA KAVALA CAMP

Since September 2017, child protection actions are being implemented in the camp of Nea Kavala. ARSIS social service in Nea Kavala undertakes the multi-level support of unaccompanied and separated children, as well as those with their families. At the same time, ARSIS operates a Youth Center for children and adolescents aged 12 to 18 where activities are organized for children and their families.

Also, ARSIS team identifies unaccompanied children who are in protective custody in Police stations in Kilkis area and provides them with psycho-social, legal and material support (clothing, hygiene items, communication, etc.).

Furthermore, in Nea Kavala camp, actions are being implemented in order to protect victims of sex and gender-based violence (SGBV). These actions concern both the prevention of SGBV and information provision to the population about issues of SGBV, as well as the multi-level management of SGBV cases. The management of such cases includes victim identification, information provision, psychosocial and legal support by qualified staff and search for alternative accommodation solutions, if necessary.

In Nea Kavala camp, 240 individuals were supported by ARSIS (120 adults and 120 children).

Child protection activities in Nea Kavala camp are a part of the “ESTIA” -the Emergency Support to Integration and Accommodation-program which is implemented by UNHCR in collaboration with the local authorities and NGOs and funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO).

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