Programming under the No Lost Generation initiative is embedded within the humanitarian plans for the Syria and Iraq crises, as well as the Refugee Hosting Countries in the region (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey). It reaches children and young people under three pillars of programmes; education, child protection, and adolescents and youth. 

At the regional level, No Lost Generation:
  • Provides an overarching regional framework for key areas of the response.
  • Provides platform for joint advocacy on the priorities for children and youth.
  • Amplifies the voices and perspectives of adolescents and youth.
  • Links efforts in different sectors to achieve results on issues which cannot be addressed by one sector alone, such as child labour or child marriage.
  • Combines immediate response with strategic investments for the future.
  • Mobilises resources for sectors at risk of underfunding.

Pillar I:Education

Children and youth have access to certified quality education

  • Reduction in the number of out-of-school children
  • Increased access to technical and vocational training for young people
  • Enhanced capacity of education personnel
  • Increased life-skills and citizenship education
  • Strengthened national education systems

Pillar II:Child Protection

Children have access to quality protection services

  • Increased access to quality community-based child protection and psychosocial support services
  • Increased access to quality specialised child protection services
  • Strengthened national child protection systems

Pillar III: Adolescents and Youth

Adolescents and youth are supported to contribute to resilience and social cohesion in their communities

  • Adolescents and youth inspire and lead change in their communities
  • Increased mechanisms for networking and mentorship
  • Adolescents and youth are engaged in evidence generation, programming, and advocacy
  • Expanded livelihoods opportunities for youth