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Child protection partners responding to the Rohingya crisis

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Displaced and vulnerable, Rohingya children need services to be coordinated and timely

The conditions in the refugee settlements in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh are now well known. These sprawling camps are a testament to the Rohingya people's resilience. They are filled of bustling energy and activity. The humanitarian response has been immense, and partners from the Bangladeshi government, international organizations, and national and international NGOs have been admirable. Check out the Child Protection page on HumanitarianResponse.org to get an idea of the scale of the response. But addressing the needs of such a large affected population in such a desperate situation is always going to be very complex. This is further complicated by the monsoon season, the threat of forced relocation, and the challenges of managing the needs of the local community.

The Case Management Task Force of the Child Protection Sub Sector is leading on roll out of the CPIMS+ in Cox's Bazar. Introducing digital case management tools into a largely paper-based practice is not small task. However, this inter-agency effort not only allows partners in the sub sector to work towards harmonization of practices, it helps create a system of accountability that ensures that individual children don't slip through the cracks. The CPIMS+ is being configured to work seamlessly with other data systems, including UNHCR's proGres, to make sure that each case is unique, because each child has unique needs. Helping the services providers more efficiently and securely help vulnerable children - that's what the CPIMS+ is all about.

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