Technical Note on Child Protection for Children on the Move

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This report, titled “Child Protection for Children on the Move,” provides an overview of the role National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) in Pakistan in promoting and protecting the rights of Afghan refugee children in Pakistan. It defines key terms and specifications related to child protection, discusses the legal framework in Pakistan, and addresses issues such as cross-border management, detention of children on the move, family unity and the protection of unaccompanied and separated children. The report highlights the vulnerability of unaccompanied and separated children and provides suggestions to guide the government in effectively protecting them. It also discusses the background of child migration in Pakistan, including the impact of climate crisis, security tensions, and poverty, as well as the country’s history of providing refuge to Afghan refugees.

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