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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Technology in Enhancing Children Literacy: Short-term effects alphabet king 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Making Schools More Girl Friendly: Exploring the effects of ‘Girl Friendly Space’ on school attendance of adolescent girls

    School enrolment and attendance for adolescent girls is a key priority for the education sector in most developing countries. In Somalia, this is even more prominent given the low enrolment rate of girls and the gender-specific challenges that girls ...

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  • Changing Social Norms in Somalia: Baseline Report on CHANGES Project addressing women empowerment, female circumcision and early marriage

    Somalia is ranked as one of the bottom five countries in terms of gender inequality. Besides high rates of poverty and vulnerability, the country is struggling to make progress in most social indicators. While high vulnerability to various insecurity ...

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  • Integrating Child Protection and Child Rights Governance in Education Programmes: A strategic review

    In contexts of extreme poverty, prolonged humanitarian crisis due to armed conflict and vulnerability to climatic and manmade shocks, child protection is of utmost priority in Somalia. Therefore, SC has been exploring various mechanisms of integrating ...

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  • The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts

    This report addresses the future of basic education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in deprived locations, and the use of ICTs in primary school learning in 2020 and 2025, especially in deprived contexts. It draws on research evidence ...

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  • More Phones, More Transfers? A case study from Save the Children’s Emergency Food Security Program using Mobile Money in Bari, Nugaal, & Hiran Regions of Somalia

    Save the Children’s Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods team responds to emergency food crises worldwide, and cash transfers are one of the essential approaches that can be used to help families meet their basic needs before, during, and after ...

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  • Prioritizing Programming to Address the Needs and Risks of Very Young Adolescents: A summary of findings across three humanitarian settings

    Between 2013 and 2014, a series of qualitative and quantitative research efforts were undertaken in three conflict-affected communities (Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Somali refugees in Kobe Refugee camp Ethiopia, and migrant communities ...

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  • Transitions into Puberty and Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Information in Two Humanitarian Settings: A cross-sectional survey of very young adolescents from Somalia and Myanmar

    Very young adolescents (VYA) in humanitarian settings are largely neglected in terms of sexual and reproductive health (SRH). This study describes the characteristics of VYA aged 10-14 years in two humanitarian settings, focusing on transitions into ...

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  • Youth Transitions in the Horn of Africa: A Study on Youth Migration and Save the Children Programming in the Arid Lands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

    A major shift in humanitarian approaches to protracted crises began following the 2010/11 drought in the Horn of Africa (HoA). The scale of the suffering combined with the failure of the international humanitarian system and governments in the region ...

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  • Understanding the Unique Experiences, Perspectives and Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Very Young Adolescents: Somali refugees in Ethiopia

    Kobe Refugee camp hosts roughly 39,000 refugees displaced from Somalia during the 2011–2012 Horn of Africa Crisis. Sexual and reproductive health, as with the greater issues of health and well-being for adolescents displaced from this crisis remain ...

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  • Child Nutrition in Somalia: Summary of SMART survey findings

    As part of responding to the prolonged drought and preparing for further deterioration of the situation caused by possible failure of gu rain in April-May, Save the Children has undertaken SMART surveys in seven districts to measure the extent of malnutrition. ...

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