Resource Centre

  • Achieving True Early Action: A summary of Save the Children's learning from 3 pilot projects to mitigate slow onset food and nutrition crises (2014-2017)

    In many countries, resilience and development gains continue to be undermined by recurrent, predictable slow onset food and nutrition crises. Despite early warning signs, the humanitarian community is slow to react, only after lives and livelihoods already ...

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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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  • Measuring Separation in Emergencies: Community-based monitoring in rural Adwa, Tigray, Ethiopia

    The Measuring Separation in Emergencies (MSiE) project is an interagency initiative under the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, funded by the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and coordinated by Save the Children ...

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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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  • From Leaving Home to Setting up Shop

    According to the International Labor Organization, in 2016, there were 150 million migrant workers in the world – 66.6 million of them were women. In Ethiopia, poverty, unemployment and family pressure to earn money, combined with low public awareness ...

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  • Preventing Violence Against Refugee Adolescent Girls: Findings from a cluster randomised controlled trial in Ethiopia

    Interpersonal violence is a critical public health concern in humanitarian contexts, but evidence of effective violence prevention programmes targeting adolescent girls is lacking.The researchers investigated the efficacy of a life skills and safe spaces ...

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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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  • Nutrition in the WHO African Region

    Today, nutrition is considered a fundamental pre-requisite to health and well-being, and a primary indicator of future human capital development. The first 1000 days of a child's life is especially crucial. Physical growth and cognitive development within ...

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  • Community Based Child Protection as a Strategy for Protecting South Sudanese Refugee Children: A case study from Gambella, Ethiopia

    This case study describes the role of community-based child protection committees (CPCs) in improving the safety and protection of children in three South Sudanese refugee camps in Gambella, Ethiopia.  Two years of intensive work by the CPCs in the ...

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  • Adaptation and Response for Children Affected by Droughts and Disasters

    Weather-related stresses associated with El Niño in 2015–2016 have severely impacted 60 million people. Governments across the globe are dealing with the consequences as they affect food security, livelihoods, and the well-being of their populations. ...

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  • Improving Access to Protection, Education and Health Services for Children with Disabilities

    The Save the Children International global strategy 2016-2018 places a strong focus on the children who have been left behind by recent social and economic gains. To reach these children, Save the Children has committed to consciously and deliberately ...

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  • Youth in Action Ethiopia Tracer Study

    Youth in Action (YiA), is a six-year youth learning and livelihoods program in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. The program works to improve the sustainable livelihoods of over 40,000 out-of-school girls and boys in rural Burkina Faso, Egypt, ...

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  • Youth in Action: Weaving towards a better future (video)

    Azemera, 18, from Amhara Region, Ethiopia, was about to migrate to the unknown to help her family make ends meet when our Youth in Action Program started in her village. The programme has transformed her life. Azemera now weaves, has a steady income, ...

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  • Electronic Transfers in Humanitarian Assistance and Uptake of Financial Services: A synthesis of ELAN case studies

    Cash transfers are playing an increasingly large role in humanitarian responses. Mobile money, using a mobile device to access financial services, is growing across the globe and humanitarian agencies are taking advantage of this trend to deliver cash ...

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  • I Play, I Learn and I'm Safe: Case Studies

    I Play, I Learn and I’m Safe is a Save the Children programme for preventing unsafe migration of children in Ethiopia and Bangladesh by promoting protection, education and play for children on the move. Visit the campaign website to read individual ...

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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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  • A Safe Place to Shine: Creating opportunities and raising the voice of adolescent girls in humanitarian settings

    For girls, adolescence is an exceptionally challenging time, where they encounter new social barriers that may jeopardize their health, independence, and safety. In humanitarian crises, this insecurity is amplified. Institutions that girls would normally ...

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  • Effect on Neonatal Mortality of Newborn Infection Management at Health Posts when Referral is not Possible: A cluster-randomized trial in rural Ethiopia

    This journal article is a study that evaluated newborn infection treatment at the post-peripheral level of the health system in Ethiopia. It looks specifically at the role that Health Extension Workers (HEWs) play in providing antibiotic treatment of ...

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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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