This report focuses on ways to improve the international community’s response to the sexual exploitation and abuse of children by aid workers, peacekeepers and others acting on their behalf in emergencies. Particular attention is paid to the issue of underreporting, as they argue the initiatives and actions taken to address SEA depend on the willingness and ability of children and their carers to report the abuse they experience.
38 focus group discussions were held with 341 people living in emergency context (Southern Sudan, Côte d’Ivoire and Haiti), including 129 girls and 121 boys aged between 10 and 17 years. Individual in-depth interviews were held with some of the focus group attendees. Meetings were held with 30 humanitarian, peace and security professionals working at national, regional and international levels at INGOs, NGOs, governments and UN agencies.