Resource Centre

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Understanding the Unique Experiences, Perspectives and Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Very Young Adolescents: Somali refugees in Ethiopia

    Kobe Refugee camp hosts roughly 39,000 refugees displaced from Somalia during the 2011–2012 Horn of Africa Crisis. Sexual and reproductive health, as with the greater issues of health and well-being for adolescents displaced from this crisis remain ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mitigating Ethiopia’s Drought Impacts on Children Through Education

    The key impacts of Ethiopia’s worst drought – food and water scarcity, the devastation of livelihoods, forced migration and increased child malnutrition – are having significant knock-on effects for children’s education, just at a time when Ethiopia ...

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  • Global Report on Internal Displacement 2016

    The heightened focus on the hundreds of thousands of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants who have put their lives at risk to reach Europe has also awakened attention to the phenomenon of displacement. The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) ...

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  • Understanding Youth Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship Skills: Ethiopia

    Youth in Action is a six-year youth livelihood program, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, YiA aims to improve the socio-economic status of 40,000 out-of-school young people in rural Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda. Through ...

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  • Young and on the Move: Children and youth in mixed migration flows within and from the Horn of Africa

    The purpose of this study is to provide an updated overview of children and youth as specific (albeit non-homogenous) groups in mixed migration flows within, through and from the Horn of Africa. The report does not purport to be exhaustive, but rather ...

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  • ECD Evidence for Scale

    Using ECD impact evaluation data from six Save the Children ECD programs for children ages 4-6 years in Afghanistan (1), Bangladesh (1), Ethiopia (2), and Rwanda (2), this presentation considers the enabling environment, duration, dosage, and delivery ...

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  • Improving Nutrition Through Multisectoral Support: The ENGINE Experience

    The final report for the Empowering the New Generation to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities (ENGINE) project, which was the USAID Ethiopia flagship multisector nutrition project (2011 to 2016).

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  • Numeracy Boost Results: Ethiopia West Showa

    Numeracy Boost is Save the Children’s innovative program to support the development of math skills in young children. Numeracy Boost holistically pursues the goal of numeracy by doing three things: using assessments to identify gaps in the three conceptual ...

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  • Women's Work: Mothers, children and the global childcare crisis

    This publication highlights the hidden crisis the world is facing in childcare. Written by The Overseas Development Institute, the report identifies the severe shortcomings of current early childhood care and education programming in meeting the needs ...

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  • I Play, I Learn and I'm Safe: Project brief

    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. This one-pager briefly presents the programme ...

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  • Two Years of Drought Response in Ethiopia

    El Nino has caused the third successive rainfall failure in some areas of Ethiopia, and from the middle of 2015 onwards the country has since been in a race against time to meet the resulting food needs of 10.2 million people. This precarious situation ...

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