Resource Centre

  • Systems Effects of Integrated Community Case Management Projects: Ethiopia Country Report

    Save the Children US’ Department for Global Health (DGH) funded an embedded case study of systems effects of successive integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) projects implemented in Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Malawi. The study was implemented ...

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  • Community-based Surveillance of Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Drought-affected Northern Ethiopia

    Children separated from their caregivers in humanitarian emergencies are vulnerable to multiple risks. However, no field-tested methods exist to capture ongoing changes in the frequency and nature of separation in these contexts over the course of a ...

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  • USAID's Building the POTENTIAL of Youth Activity

    Launched in 2015, USAID's Building the Potential of Youth Activity (POTENTIAL) is implemented by Save the Children and its partners: Education Development Center inc. (EDC), Facilitators for Change (FC), HUNDEE-Oromo Grassroots Development Initiative ...

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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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  • Rights of Migrants in Action: Child protection projects – Synthesis report of lessons learned in Benin, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala and Indonesia

    The “Rights of Migrants in Action” (RoMiA) was a global project that aimed to protect and promote the rights of migrants while harnessing the knowledge and building the capacity of civil society organizations (CSO). The project focused on enforcing ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Long-Term Effects of Universal Primary Education: Evidence from Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda

    This paper exploits the roll out of universal primary education (UPE) policies in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda as natural experiments to assess their long-term causal effects on schooling attainment, adolescent sexual and reproductive health behavior, ...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Empower Her, Protect Them: Evaluating the integration of family planning and immunizing services

    In 2015, the Pfizer Foundation launched a pilot program with four international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) in five African countries (CARE, Benin; IRC, Ethiopia and Uganda; World Vision, Kenya; Save the Children, Malawi). The grant program, ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Investigating Gender Based Insecurity & Mobility: Formative qualitative research in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Haiti

    This report summarizes the findings and initial programmatic recommendations for Concern Worldwide from the first phase of a multipart study of gender based insecurity and mobility among the urban poor. This first phase consisted of formative qualitative ...

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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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