Very little evidence exists on children’s play in situations of crisis. The IPA research project aims to fill that gap by conducting empirical research in six locations (India, Japan, Lebanon, Nepal, Thailand and Turkey).
IPA APC research questions include: How does crisis affect children’s right to play in everyday life? How do children cope with crisis? What is the role of adults and community development organizations in promoting the right to play in situations of crisis? What importance do children’s organizations, working on humanitarian and disaster risk reduction, place on children’s play rights in the context of their work/program? What are the lessons for promoting the right to play in situations of crisis?