For and with young people

Since Istanbul, we have seen increasing traction for the view that the humanitarian system needs to work not only for, but closely with young people. From Jordan to Nigeria, from Haiti to Nepal, and from Germany to Greece, humanitarian actors are encouraging and relying on young people. We see young people stepping up to amplify humanitarian effectiveness, to push for innovation, to understand and serve affected populations, and to rekindle hope in places where it has been overwhelmed. This initial report, covering the work of the Compact in its first 18 months, presents just a sample of the ways in which young people are adapting to and learning from these early efforts, in engaging with each other and serving populations in need. It also documents some of the innovative programming that puts the rights and needs of young people front and centre stage.

Danielle Engel, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Marcel Stefanik, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Coordinators of the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action