Diploma in Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises

Diploma in Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises

Course Overview

An estimated 535 million children, nearly one in four children in the world, live in countries affected by humanitarian crises, often without access to medical care, clean water and sanitation facilities, proper nutrition, quality education or protection. Humanitarian crises can have a significant impact on children’s formative years, affecting their survival, growth and development. When civilians are forcibly displaced, the systems working to keep children safe, in their homes, schools and communities, may be undermined or damaged.

Lack of humanitarian access is one of the main challenges in protecting the rights of children in humanitarian situations. Armed conflict, civil unrest, high-threat environments and the targeting of humanitarian workers have made recent years the deadliest on record for the humanitarian community. Lack of humanitarian access can be security-related, including ongoing hostilities and military operations, as well as attacks against humanitarian personnel, assets or facilities.

The course examines how children’s social environments at different levels, such as family, community and societal levels, influence children’s adversity, development and resilience. Course participants will engage in critical thought about current international child protection practice and how to strengthen it. This course will be of benefit to child protection practitioners, personnel working in humanitarian settings, those who have a role in taking care of children as well as those anticipating to work in such conditions.

Course Units

 Module 1: Principles and Approaches to Child Protection in Emergencies

Module 2: Child Protection Assessments and Response Planning

Module 3: Addressing Child Protection Needs

Module 4: Developing Child Protection Strategies

Module 5: Mainstreaming Child Protection in other Humanitarian Sectors hematic Areas


There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Diploma Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 6 months

Language: English

Target Audience: Global

Format: Online and Distance Learning 


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Website: www.actionafricainstitute.org

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