Resource Centre

  • Action Towards Increased Quality Education for Internally Displaced Children: Recommendations for the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

    At the end of 2019, at least 13.4 million school-age children (5-17 years old) were internally displaced due to conflict or violence. These numbers are likely an underestimate with many internally displaced children unaccounted for due to lack of data. ...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Gendered Dimensions of Armed Conflict on Children in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Analysing the risks and consequences of armed conflict on children from a gendered perspective makes visible the differentiated ways in which girls, boys and children of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics ...

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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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  • 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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  • Conflict and Violence and Mixed Migration Flows of Children and Youth in East and the Horn of Africa

    Over the past years, the world has witnessed record levels of mixed migration, mainly originating from and hosted within developing countries. Individuals and families migrate for a variety of reasons, some choose to leave to seek education and employment ...

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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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  • 2020-2023 Gender Strategy: Protecting children affected by armed conflict in Sub Saharan Africa Programme

    Since 2017, Save the Children has affirmed its commitment to advancing gender equality in its work through the adoption of a new Gender Equality Policy. This gender strategy will guide the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Save the Children’s ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Effectiveness of Clinical Training on Improving Essential Newborn Care Practices in Bossaso Somalia: A pre and postintervention study

    This research article analyzes the feasibility of implementing the essential newborn care component of the Newborn Health in Humanitarian Settings: Field Guide in Bosaso Somalia. The essential newborn care intervention package encompasses training health ...

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  • Humanitarian Action for Children 2021: Somalia

    Due to flooding, desert locusts and the COVID-19 pandemic, 5.9 million people – 3.9 million of whom are children – will need humanitarian assistance during 2021 in Somalia. The conflict within Somalia is also increasing children’s vulnerability ...

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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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  • Funding for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Programming: Somalia case study

    Evidence shows that women and girls are disproportionately impacted by disasters and conflict. These crises affect their life expectancy, education, maternal health, livelihoods, nutrition, as well as the levels of violence they experience. At the same ...

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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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