The initial draft of this text was developed based on discussions at workshops in Geneva (May 2018), New York (July 2018), and Rome (July 2018). It included comments and feedback received from partner organizations, the international advisory committee members, and other individuals and organizations through the end of September. During the Global Forum on Faith Action for Children on the Move participants discussed the draft version and proposed amendments and additions reflected below in the final draft to be presented to the Forum for review and approval.
We recognize that children on the move encompasses different experiences of boys and girls who migrate with parents or caregivers, alone or who are left behind, who seek refugee status and who are internally displaced. This plan represents the road map for Faith Action partners to respond and scale up action for children on the move.
Partner organizations are now sharing this document widely and planning specific programmatic and advocacy activities to strengthen faith action for the care and protection of children on the move. For more information or to join the collaboration, please contact Andrea Kaufmann who is providing coordinating support to the implementation of the action plan at firstname.lastname@example.org.