Supporting the Protection and Well-being of Ebola-Affected Children in West Africa

Progetto concluso

The potential for children to be separated from their families is heightened in Ebola Viral Disease (EVD)- affected countries due to parents being quarantined or treated for extended periods, parents dying, and the stigma associated with the disease leaving many children rejected/abandoned. With this project, family tracing, reunification support and alternative care shall be provided to 10,000 children to assure their successful reintegration into their families/communities. In fact, countries, communities, and other child protection actors need to reinforce case management/the identification, tracing and reunification (ITDR) system.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Africa occidentale
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Aiuto alimentare d’emergenza
01.12.2014 - 30.06.2015
CHF  1’500’000

Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea are facing the largest Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) outbreak ever recorded. The cumulative number of confirmed cases stands at 13,676 across the three countries, with an estimated 2,100 child deaths. Additionally, an estimate 7,500 children have lost at least one parent and now face stigma and discrimination from some of their other relatives and neighbours. No aspect of a child's life is untouched by this outbreak and children do not know how to respond.


UNICEF delivers quality and timely humanitarian response in emergency situations and underfunded emergencies.

Gruppi target

UNICEF beneficiaries in the targeted countries.

Effetti a medio termine

Protection of unaccompanied and separated children (care centers, foster care, family tracing and reunification).


Risultati principali attesi:  

Provide family tracing and reunification support and alternative care to 10,000 children to assure their successful reintegration into their families and communities.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Fondo delle Nazioni Unite per l’infanzia

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    1’500’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    1’500’000 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   1’500’000
Fasi del progetto Fase 15 02.05.2016 - 31.07.2016   (Completed) Fase 14 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Fase 13 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Fase 12 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Fase 11 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Fase 10 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Fase 9 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)

Fase 8 01.12.2014 - 30.06.2015   (Completed)

Fase 7 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Fase 6 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Fase 5 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Fase 4 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Fase 3 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Fase 2 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Fase 1 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)