A New Resource for Youth Programming in Emergency Settings

The Desk Review of Programming Guidelines for Adolescents & Youth in Emergencies

Adolescents and youth as a distinct group are often overlooked during humanitarian crises, with their unique concerns and needs seldom prioritised. The Desk Review of Programming Guidelines for Adolescents & Youth in Emergencies provides an overview of programming guidelines for adolescents and youth in emergencies and is a contribution to the goals of the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action.


This resource is the result of an inter-agency collaboration, led by RET International, between the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)’s Adolescents & Youth Task Team (AYTT), the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia (MYAN) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).


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While a range of guidelines for engagement in Adolescent and Youth programming has been developed to date, there has not been any systematic consolidation or compilation of these resources nor has there been any review of the existing gaps in availability of practical guidance and tools. To contribute to the closing of this gap, we have together undertaken a desk review, covering the following domains: Education, Health, Livelihoods and Durable Solutions (repatriation, re-integration into the hosting country and resettlement).


This publication provides a brief assessment of the most relevant programming guidelines dedicated to addressing the needs, concerns and aspirations of adolescents and youth in humanitarian crises. It presents a comprehensive mapping of practical guidance and related tools for humanitarians and communities to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for youth through all phases of an emergency.

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