USAID's Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) provides financial and technical assistance for the care and protection of vulnerable children, particularly those who are separated from their families or are at risk of losing family care and protection. In its implementation of DCOF, USAID has given particular attention to children in institutional care, those affected by war, or those on the street, as well as children with disabilities and other disenfranchised or unaccompanied children. Some of these children are orphans who have lost both parents; most are not. DCOF is managed through the Center of Excellence for Democracy, Rights and Governance/Human Rights/Vulnerable Populations Programs.
Last updated: January 31, 2014