Birth Registration in Emergencies Toolkit

Every child has the right to birth registration, yet birth registration does not routinely feature in humanitarian action. 

Birth registration in emergencies (BRiE) encompasses interventions that promote and improve girls and boys access to continuous, permanent, and non-discriminatory birth registration services in humanitarian situations.

The BRiE toolkit is a step-by-step guide developed to support the analysis, design, and testing of birth registration interventions pre and post emergency. By using the toolkit you will plan, develop, and prove an effective BRiE model, at relatively low cost, in order to scale to all affected populations.

Who is the toolkit for?

The toolkit was developed in response to continued requests from Child Protection practitioners for practical resources to re-establish and/or strengthen birth registration services in the aftermath of an emergency. The toolkit has been designed primarily as a resource for field-based Child Protection practitioners.

Recognising that Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) is a government mandated responsibility, the BRiE toolkit can also be used by responsible government agencies, and those humanitarian actors supporting them, to prepare and respond efficiently and effectively in humanitarian emergencies to ensure no child is left behind. 

290 Million children under the age of 5 do not have birth certificates.


Do you want to know more about Birth Registration? You will find a lot of helpful information in this section.

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The Toolkit

Ready to use the toolkit? Follow the simple step-by-guide to analyse, design and test a BRiE intervention.

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Need help with something specific? Check out the resources section to find a range of templates, guides and examples to support you with specific activities, along with links to other helpful resources.

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