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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Understanding Change in Foundational Literacy for Youth in Action Participants in Ethiopia

    Young people around the world have "aspirations and dreams of who they want to be, how they will contribute to their communities and the work they would like to do." However, many out-of-school rural youths in the majority of the world who face limited ...

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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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  • A Girl No More: The changing norms of child marriage in conflict

    Led by the Women’s Refugee Council, this publication presents research begun in 2011 to document factors that promote and mitigate child marriage during conflict and displacement. These findings were used to generate recommendations to reduce the vulnerabilities ...

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