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I'm Here: Adolescent Girls in Emergencies

A resource for emergency response staff, this report from Women's Refugee Commission provides an operational approach and recommendations that can help humanitarian response be more accountable to adolescent girls from the start of an emergency.

Adolescent girls account for an increasing proportion of displaced persons. They are at a greater disadvantage before, during and after crises compared to other populations, and the risks in these situations include rape, abuse, early marriage and abduction.

The "I'm Here" approach approach safely links adolescent girls to life-saving information, services and resources from the start of an emergency. Its aim is to support a more responsive and accountable humanitarian response that safely meets adolescent girls’ needs, engages them in emergency response and ensures their rights from the onset of an emergency through recovery.