UNHCR, Guidance on the Use of Standardized Specific Needs Codes Annex 2 IOM 030-FOM 030-2009.doc

UNHCR, Guidance on the Use of Standardized Specific Needs Codes Annex 2 IOM 030-FOM 030-2009.doc

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Annex II Guidance on the Use of Standardized Specific Needs Codes Note: Multiple needs codes may be used per individual. 1 Those with a tick mark in front of the codes are specific needs that can be identified with minimal training. They can be collected with very little complication during mass registration exercises. Code Description Definition CR Child at risk 2 Person below the age of 18 3 who is at risk due to his/her age, dependency and/or immaturity. Note: If the risk relates only to the unaccompanied or separated status, use the SC category (“unaccompanied and separated child”). For Children who are at risk of or are exposed to SGBV or Torture should use the SV and TR codes. CR-CP Child parent Parent below the age of 18. CR-CS (former CR-MS) Child spouse Person below the age of 18 who is married. Note: For the purpose of application of the code CR-CS, the legality of the marriage in the country of residence or country of origin is not relevant. For instance, even if in a given country marriage is permitted by law at age 13, the child would still be considered a “child spouse”. UNHCR defines "child marriage” as the union of two persons at least one of whom is under 18 years of age. Note: For marriage which was forced, use also SV-FM Forced marriage. CR-CC (former CR-CH) Child carer Person below the age of 18, who is not an unaccompanied child and who has assumed responsibility as head of household. For example, a child who still lives with parents, but have taken on the role of caring for them (and possible siblings) due to the fact that the parents are ill, disabled, etc. Note: For unaccompanied child who is the head of household, use SC- CH. CR-TP Teenage pregnancy Pregnant girl below the age of 18 who may face social, protection and/or medical risks and, as a result, has specific support and assistance needs. The pregnancy may be the result of a pre-marital relation, rape, early or forced marriage. The girl may be under pressure to abort the child and/or lack access to safe abortion. Note: A girl who subsequently, during the period of lactation, needs to be enrolled in a targeted supplementary feeding and nutrition programme, for medical or other reasons, should be recorded as “Women at risk – Lactation (WR-LC)” 1 At registration, an individual may present one or more vulnerabilities. Registration staff should code each specific need separately, seeking the most appropriate category but avoid multiple vulnerability codes for the same characteristic. For example: a single older person grandparent head of household should be coded ER-MC only, not ER-MC and SP-GP. 2 See ExCom, Conclusion on Children at Risk , 5 October 2007, No. 107 (LVIII) – 2007, http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/471897232.html . 3 The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) defines, in Article 1, a “child” as “every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier”. See: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/3ae6b38f0.html .
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Code Description Definition See also: SM-DP – Difficult pregnancy 2
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