In every humanitarian crisis, humanitarian organizations have a responsibility to be accountable and to listen to the communities they support, in line with commitments made to the Core Humanitarian Standard.
In December of 2017, Plan International, World Vision International, and Save the Children provided a platform for children who were affected by the Rohingya Refugee crisis to speak out and share their needs and challenges, fears, and hopes for the future. Children also identified gaps in meeting their basic needs, the need for gender sensitivity, and the desire for a sense of normality in their lives.
It is the hope of the participating organizations that the recommendations of children, their mothers, and the participating agencies will lead to programmatic improvements across all sectors and that children’s voices will be considered frequently and systematically to inform decisions that direct and indirectly impact their lives. Moreover, the participating organizations hope that the findings will be considered for the next phase of the response.