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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Clients Exit Interview of Community Health and Social Accountability Project (CHASP)

    CHASP project is funded by SIDA and SDC builds upon SCI’s decentralized approach used in the Karkaar Region of Puntland as part of the DFID-funded CHANGE programme. The decentralized system for the delivery of health care and Nutrition services empowers ...

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  • Advancing the Localisation Agenda in Protection Coordination Groups

    In many countries across the world, local organizations are the first responders to humanitarian crises. These actors do not only provide crucial cultural and historical knowledge to responses, but also access to local networks and affected communities. ...

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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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  • Monitoring Child Well-being Using Child Researchers: Results from four pilot districts in Somalia

    Save the Children Somalia started Community Child Researchers (CCR) initiative to create and develop a band of trained children researchers to fulfil the dual role- data from the children and by the children. It gives them the opportunity to clearly ...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Community-Level Conflict Prevention and Peace Building in DRC and Somalia

    During the last decades, the humanitarian community has struggled to find durable solutions to displacement, given the complex factors that are involved. There is an emerging consensus that better coordination between humanitarian, development and peace ...

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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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  • Views from the Ground: Perspectives on localization in the Horn of Africa

    During the last years, localization has become a central part of the work and discourse in the humanitarian sector. However, there has been little empirical research on the most effective forms of localization, and even fewer studies have focused on ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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