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Birth Registration in Emergencies

This report brings together the findings of a literature review on birth registration in emergencies, Plan’s own experiences, and experiences from other agencies.

01 January 2014

In emergency situations, a child ́s vulnerability to abuse is very high; boys and girls routinely become separated from their families or care givers and are vulnerable to physical abuse, neglect, sexual and economic exploitation, discrimination, gender-based violence and recruitment into armed groups. The review has led to the identification of several key factors and good practices which help to determine the effectiveness of birth registration.

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