We do whatever it takes to make sure children don’t just survive but thrive. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help build a better future.

We stand side by side with children in the toughest places to be a child. We do whatever it takes to make sure they survive, get protection when they’re in danger, and have the chance to learn.

Our vision is a world in which every child doesn’t just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world. 

Read more: https://www.savethechildren.org.uk


Modern conflict is more protracted and increasingly fought in densely civilian populated urban areas. In this humanitarian context we know that children differ from adults in their physical and psychological response to blast injury and treatment. As a leading partner in the Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership* we commit to producing and operationalising a pioneering Field Manual to treat children with acquired disabilities from conflict across the entire continuum of their care.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: N/A
The Field Manual is a 120 page long document designed for deployment and use in low resource environments. It is currently being drafted with workshops planned to discuss its first edition alongside Syrian health partners and practitioners in August. The final manual is scheduled to be in use in Syria by the end of the year with plans for a potential second phase around developing digital training assets and expanding use into multiple conflict zones. The Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership comprises of expert individuals, institutions, INGOs, patients and communities committed to finding practical solutions to the challenges of paediatric blast injury, particularly those which operate within the communities from which paediatric blast patients come and to which they will, hopefully, return.

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018