Working With Children Affected by Displacement – Thematic Brief No. 1

June 10, 2020

“Working With Children Affected by Displacement” by DeCID Researcher Sandra El Gemayel and Principal Investigator Dr Andrea Rigon is the first in a series of DeCID research briefs which aim to delve deeper into topics concerning the co-design of social infrastructure with children affected by displacement.

This brief aims to shed light on the difficult events that children experience before, during and after forced displacement, highlighting forcibly displaced children’s unique vulnerabilities and the effects of their experiences on their overall wellbeing. It draws attention to the necessity of restoring regular school attendance and play opportunities in displaced children’s lives, acknowledging the importance of the environment for children’s play. Finally, the brief provides details on how to conduct participatory research with displaced children when planning interventions, including how to engage with children, stressing the importance of child participation for both children and research.

Download the Thematic Brief here (pdf, 4MB).

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