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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Climate Crisis: Climate change impacts, trends and vulnerabilities of children in sub Saharan Africa

    Children are the least responsible for climate change. However, they will bear the greatest burden of its impact. At the time of writing, nearly 160 million children live in high drought-severity zones and 500 million live in extremely high flood occurrence ...

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  • How the Humanitarian Response to COVID-19 Failed to Protect Women and Girls

    During the spread of COVID-19, gender-based violence increased across the globe. This report raises the voices of 852 refugee and displaced women in 15 African countries across East Africa, West Africa and the Great Lakes regions, enabling them to express ...

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  • Researching the Delivery of Health and Nutrition Interventions for Women and Children in the Context of Armed Conflict: Lessons on research challenges and strategies from BRANCH Consortium case studies of Somalia, Mali, Pakistan and Afghanistan

    The BRANCH Consortium conducted a case study looking into the supply of health and nutrition interventions for women and children in countries affected by conflict. The purpose of the study was to better understand the dominant influences on humanitarian ...

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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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