Resource Centre

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reproductive Health in Emergencies Tablet-Based Supervision System to Improve Competency of Health Care Providers

    This brief provides an overview of the Reproductive Health in Emergencies Tablet-Based Supervision System. The tablet-based supervision system allows streamlining supervision systems, prioritization of whom to supervise based on the needs, adapting individual ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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