Child Protection

Wednesday 29 May 2019

A Safer Walk to Clean Water Source: Deka’s Story

Deka Hassan Edin, 15, lives in Halo-luko, a village in MoyaleWoreda of Dawa zone in Somali region, Ethiopia. Like many women and girls in her village, Deka fetches water from a hand dug well that Save the Children rehabilitated in October 2018 through its Emergency Response Mechanism in Ethiopia (ERM) project.The hand dug well was out of order for quite some time, and that led to constant and acute water shortage in the area with residents using water from the unsafe and unclean Harbora pond some eight kilometers away from Deka’s village.

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Tears of sorrow and joy: Abdi’s Story

Abdi,13, is one among the many children separated from their families during the armed conflict between ethnic Oromo and Somali communities in Dawa zone of the Somali Regional State in Ethiopia. Like so many innocent and helpless children in his village and the surroundings, he was caught in the middle of the cross fire and had no other option but run for his life not knowing where to seek refuge and assistance. One of the nights when his home and the entire Odadima, his village in Mubarak Woreda of Somali’s Dawa zone, was shaking from explosions and gun fires, he ran away from home.

Monday 4 February 2019

Surviving a Broken Childhood: Hawi’s story

“When I look back into my life these days, I realize that I passed through tough times at young age. Someday, I will write a book about it so people know and understand a young girl like me can go through and survive difficult times".

Wednesday 1 August 2018

A CHILD, NOT A MAID: Derartu’s story

Eight year-old Derartu came to the temporary shelter run by Mission for Community Development Program (MCDP) and stayed for a week. The project Children on the Move works to prevent unsafe migration and advance the rights of children on the move for protection, education and development.

Wednesday 3 January 2018

“It was frightening to see dead bodies”: Liep’s Story