Protection – Lahore

In Lahore, surprisingly given the size of the city, there are no specific child friendly spaces and no known projects with activities oriented towards adolescents and youth.

Child protection services are provided by the Child Protection & Welfare Bureau (Anguri Bagh Scheme, Shalamar Link Road, Lahore, Telephone: 092-42-9250275 or 9250276).

Child protection services in Lahore are limited for refugees and include legal assistance from SHARP and the Police and medical assistance in Public Hospitals.

Refugee children have no access to government child protection institutes due to the policy of the provincial government to restrict these services only to local children. There are similar issues with refugee children having difficulties accessing local schools.

The most commonly arising health issues arising from people with specific needs are the treatment of Hepatitis C (see the health post for more information).