Resource Centre

  • Fighting for a Better Future: Stories of hope and change

    Wherever Somalis go, they will strive to maintain their traditions and culture as a way of safeguarding their identity and position in society. Although most of these traditions are useful in maintaining social cohesion, others have been harmful. One ...

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  • Understanding the Relationship Between Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation: A statistical overview of their co-occurrence and risk factors

    The well-being of millions of girls around the world is threatened by child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Both child marriage and FGM have existed for generations due to gender inequality. In many countries where both practices are common, ...

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  • The Secondary Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This rapid review focuses on identifying evidence on the secondary impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It aims to enable a greater understanding of the unique circumstances of women and girls in the region, which could ...

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  • Killed and Maimed: A generation of violations against children

    Millions of children are living in conflict. Hundreds of thousands of children have experienced grave violations of their rights – a quarter of a million violations against children have now been verified by the UN. Of these, more than 40% have involved ...

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  • Impact of Covid-19 Outbreak on Children and Women: Save the Children Somalia multi sector study

    COVID-19 outbreak has presented an unprecedented impact on the livelihoods of millions of children and their parents around the world. The disease is spreading at an alarming rate. By 23rd July, 15 406 223 million people were infected globally and 631,030 ...

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  • Scoping and Sector Review of Social Protection in Somaliland

    This Scoping Study and Sector Review, produced under the guidance of the Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs and Family (MESAF) of Somaliland and Save the Children, is a strategic analysis of the existing policy landscape in Somaliland in order to ...

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  • Risk Communication & Community Engagement (RCCE) Somalia COVID-19 Rapid Assessment Survey Report

    Understanding the importance of measuring the gap in knowledge, perception, attitude, communication channels, and existing barriers to effective design of evidence-based institutional communication and campaigning strategies; Save the Children Somalia ...

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  • Living in Chains: Shackling of people with psychosocial disabilities worldwide

    Hundreds of thousands of people, both adult and children around the globe with mental health conditions have been shackled at least once in their lives. Inadequate support and mental health services, as well as stigma concerning people with psychosocial ...

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  • The Health of Internally Displaced Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

    Around 41,3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) were located around the world at the end of 2018. The same year, internal displacement in sub-Saharan Africa was higher than in any other region, with approximately 7,4 million people displaced ...

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  • A Rapid Assessment of the Status of Children With Disabilities in Somalia

    Reports show that persons with disabilities in Somalia struggle to be recognized, gain access to resources, and feel valued in their community. Through the lack of explicit inclusion, they are often denied access to water, food, sanitation and accommodation, ...

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  • Family Planning and Postabortion Care in Emergencies in Somalia

    This fact sheet provides details on Save the Children's family planning and postabortion care programming in Somalia. Family Planning

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  • Localization Across Contexts: Lessons learned from four case studies

    This brief summarizes research on the localization of humanitarian action in several different contexts—Indonesia following the 2018 earthquake in Sulawesi, and the Horn of Africa, specifically humanitarian situations in Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan. ...

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  • How the Humanitarian Response to COVID-19 Failed to Protect Women and Girls

    During the spread of COVID-19, gender-based violence increased across the globe. This report raises the voices of 852 refugee and displaced women in 15 African countries across East Africa, West Africa and the Great Lakes regions, enabling them to express ...

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  • Mid-term Meta-Review of Save the Children Finland’s Child-Sensitive Social Protection Programme

    Save the Children Finland’s Global Programme 2017-2021 places special emphasis on the themes of child poverty, in particular Child-Sensitive Social Protection, and Child Protection. In 2019, an internal Mid-Term Review was carried out of seven projects ...

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  • Researching the Delivery of Health and Nutrition Interventions for Women and Children in the Context of Armed Conflict: Lessons on research challenges and strategies from BRANCH Consortium case studies of Somalia, Mali, Pakistan and Afghanistan

    The BRANCH Consortium conducted a case study looking into the supply of health and nutrition interventions for women and children in countries affected by conflict. The purpose of the study was to better understand the dominant influences on humanitarian ...

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  • A Review of Lessons Learnt on ASST Programming from the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya & Somalia

    By 2035, the number of young people joining the working age population is projected to reach 1.5 billion globally, and yet, youth unemployment is already an acute challenge across low and middle-income countries. Through its Adolescent Skills for Successful ...

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  • Time to Teach: Teacher attendance and time on task in Eastern and Southern Africa

    In low- and middle-income countries, 53 per cent of children are in learning poverty. The learning poverty rate in sub-Saharan Africa is 87 per cent overall. It is a critical prerequisite to learning that teachers are attending lessons and spending quality ...

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  • Needs Assessment and Analysis to Support Local Actors Engagement in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle

    In this video, we can see humanitarian workers from Iraq, Somalia, and South Sudan present case studies about how and why they conduct needs assessments and analysis.  Video in English:  Video in Arabic:  Localisation

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  • Fighting for Breath in Somalia 2020: A call to action to stop children dying from pneumonia

    Pneumonia is the world’s leading infectious killer of children, claiming the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five every year, more than 2,000 every day. It is a shocking demonstration of pervasive health inequities disproportionately ...

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  • Understanding the Factors Affecting The Humanitarian Health and Nutrition Response for Women and Children in Somalia Since 2000: A case study

    Two decades of armed conflict has caused immense damage to Somalia's infrastructure and led to mass displacement and suffering among the population. Health and nutrition indicators in the country are some of the worst in the world, as the complex context ...

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