Resource Centre

  • Mainstreaming Protection in Education

    According to the Protection Cluster, it is the responsibility of education actors to ensure that beneficiaries have safe and meaningful access to their services and mainstreaming protection into education programming is a way to achieve this.  With ...

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  • Achieving Durable Solutions for Returnee Children: What do we know?

    We are in the midst of a profound  ‘returns-first’ shift in the global politics of child displacement. In response to soaring numbers of displaced worldwide –68.5 million, of which more than half are children – governments around the world are ...

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  • Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) 2018

    In 2018, killing and maiming of children reached record high levels since the creation of the monitoring and reporting mechanism on children and armed conflict. More than 24 000 grave violations against children were recorded by the United Nations in ...

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  • Accelerating Change towards Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Effects of community dialogues on FGM/C and child marriage

    Women and girls face extreme forms of violations in Somalia; common among them is Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). National statistics estimates over 97% of girls aged 15 to 19 years have undergone FGM/C. To accelerate change towards reduction ...

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  • Children and Armed Conflict Special Update: August 2019

    On August 2, 2019, the UN Security Council will hold its open debate on children and armed conflict (CAC) under Poland’s presidency. Poland will seek to highlight the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1882 (2009), as ...

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  • Fighting for Breath in Somalia: 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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  • Monitoring Child Protection Within Humanitarian Cash Programmes

    This paper reviews different approaches to mainstreaming child protection concerns into humanitarian cash programming. It investigates the existing cash transfer monitoring practices in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Somalia and makes recommendations ...

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  • Essential Newborn Care Practice at Four Primary Health Facilities in Conflict-affected Areas of Bossaso, Somalia: a cross-sectional study

    Newborn mortality is increasingly concentrated in contexts of conflict and political instability. However, there are limited guidelines and data on the availability and quality of newborn care in conflict settings. In 2016, an interagency collaboration ...

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  • No Mother Wants her Child to Migrate: Vulnerability of children on the move in the Horn of Africa

    This report by UNICEF Innocenti Office of Reseach presents the results of a qualitative study looking into the situation of children in the move on the Horn of Africa. Each month, children and young adults leave Somaliland seeking a better life abroad. ...

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  • Lumped or Big: Effects of unconditional cash transfer fade out two years later in Urban Hiran, Somalia

    Cash transfers have become a preferred approach to address household basic needs in both development and humanitarian programming in recent years. In Somalia, since the 2011 drought, unconditional cash transfers (UCT) have continued to increase as the ...

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  • Addressing the Humanitarian-Development Nexus in the Horn of Africa

    Protracted crises resulting from prolonged conflict, recurring drought, and natural hazards, as well as cycles of displacement characterize several parts of the Horn of Africa (HoA). The scale of crises, stretched resources and the need to support communities ...

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  • Technology in Enhancing Children Literacy: Effects of Alphabet King’s Leap Learning Lab Pilot in Somalia

    Somalia is grappling with low enrolment and retention in primary schools and systemic challenges including reliance on untrained teachers and shortage of teachers among others. Even among enrolled students, illiteracy is high with an estimated 15% to ...

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  • Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) 2017

    The 2017 Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict Report reveals an alarming increase in grave violations against children—21,000 verified occurences in the last year alone (compared to 15,500 in 2016). Children in conflict areas in the Central ...

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  • Adoption of Student-centred Learning in Somalia: A case for teacher’s capacity and beliefs

    Somalia has witnessed protracted conflicts and natural disasters spanning decades. This has fractured the education system in the country, however, education sector in Somalia has seen steady growth in terms of access over the last decade. Quality of ...

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  • Horn of Africa One Year On Report: Helping children and their families survive the gripping impact of the drought in 2017

    The Horn of Africa has been grappling with the effects of consecutive failed rains across Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia that led to 12 million people in need of humanitarian assistance at the start of 2017.  Save the Children’s response over the past ...

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  • Adolescents in Transition in the Horn of Africa

    Cycles of drought, conflict and political instability in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia) continue to impact the wellbeing of children, and the situation is getting worse with the frequency of crises and growing population pressures. ...

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  • Added on Benefits of Structured Peer to Peer Support on Unconditional Cash Transfer: Short-term evidence from a field experiment in Baidoa, Somalia

    Approximately a third of the Somali population is affected by some kind of mental disorder; common among them is depression. Prevalence of violence, displacement, unemployment, and drug abuse are among some of the contributing factors. The country’s ...

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  • Impacts of School-Based Nutrition Promotion and Micronutrient Supplementation: Evidence from a field experiment in Somalia

    School-based nutrition initiatives is a key instrument to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition in Somalia. Several studies on the impacts of school-based nutrition programs in other developing country contexts show mixed evidence – improvement ...

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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.

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  • Compromised Futures: East Africa's drought and conflict crisis' impact on children's wellbeing

    Persistent drought and conflict has caused devastating food insecurity across East Africa with multiple, dire, and potentially long-term effects on children. Besides being an immediate threat to children's survival in terms of health and well-being, ...

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