Note for implementing and operational partners by UNHCR and Save the Children-UK on sexual violence & exploitation: The experience of refugee children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone based on initial findings and recommendations from assessment mission 22 October – 30 November 2001

Summary of the draft assessment report of UNHCR and Save the Children-UK regarding sexual violence and exploitation of refugee children and other children of concern in the Mano River Sub Region in West Africa. Initial findings show high levels of risk and vulnerability within family settings and the wider context of the camp and surrounding communities. Additionally, allegations of abuse were made against individuals from a range of humanitarian agencies. The report also provides a set of recommendations for action.