Resource Centre

  • Suffering In Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2019

    The European Commision defines a forgotten humanitarian crisis as a severe and protracted humanitarian situation where people receive little or no international aid. In addition to this, the media coverage is minimal, and there is little or no political ...

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  • COVID-19 Response: Key protection concerns from the National Protection Cluster

    Pandemics are devastating in any context. However, the danger posed by COVID-19 outbreak is magnified for the 8.4 million people already in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic will not only stretch the capacity ...

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  • 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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  • Practical Pathways to Integrate Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

    Around the world, more than one in five children under the age of five experience hunger and chronic malnutrition, which can irreversibly damage their physical and cognitive development. Tackling malnutrition and ensuring that children lead a healthy ...

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  • Best of UNICEF Research Retrospective: Documenting impact and lessons learned

    This retrospective comprises a selection of reports from the past six years of UNICEF research, focusing on children’s rights, protection, and health. The featured examples, including six case studies, has been selected in an annual exercise to award ...

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  • Fighting for Breath in Ethiopia: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Social Cost Benefit Analysis of the Early Action Fund

    This report presents a forecast Social Cost Benefit Analysis of the Early Action Fund. In 2016, Save the Children UK established a 3-year Early Action Fund (EAF) pilot project to test frameworks for achieving Early Action and to build country office ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Community-Based Care in Ethiopia: Implementing a Demand Creation Strategy for Improved Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Outcomes

    This report is a process documentation report summarizing the Maternal Newborn and Child Health-Community Based Newborn Care (MNCH-CBNC) Demand Creation process undertaken by the USAID-funded Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP) to support the effective ...

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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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