Resource Centre

  • 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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  • 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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  • Bridging the Gap: Engaging adolescents for nutrition, health, and sustainable development 2018

    Adolescents make up approximately a quarter of the world's population. Yet, we are not aware of how to best support them as they go through this foundational phase of life. Most adolescent youth already play an active role in the providing food for their ...

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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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  • 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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  • Using the Community Conversation Approach to Tackle Gender Inequalities: Learning brief

    Adolescent girls in Kenya face a number of risks and vulnerabilities that can affect their health, education status, and general well-being. The Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya (AGI-K) is currently delivering multi-sectoral interventions, targeting ...

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  • Equipping Adolescent Girls with Health, Life Skills and Financial Literacy Through Safe Spaces: Learning brief

    Adolescent girls in Kenya face a number of risks and vulnerabilities that can affect their health, education status, and general well-being. The Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya (AGI-K) is currently delivering multi-sectoral interventions, targeting ...

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  • A Cost of the Diet Analysis in Turkana County, Kenya

    Situated in the North-West of Kenya, Turkana is one of the poorest regions of the country and affected by persistently high rates of malnutrition. Persistently high rates of malnutrition and the current upward trend indicate a critical situation in Turkana ...

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  • Effects of the EU-SERD II Project on Students’ Literacy Levels: The case of Dadaab Refugee Camp

    SERD II is envisioned to contribute to voluntary repatriation of refugees and provide access to quality education and training in the Daadab Camps. The project targets: children, ALP learners, youth, primary school teacher trainees, children with special ...

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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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  • Using Conditional Cash Transfers to Improve Education Status of Girls: Learning brief

    Adolescent girls in Kenya face a number of risks and vulnerabilities that can affect their health, education status, and general well-being. The Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya (AGI-K) is currently delivering multi-sectoral interventions, targeting ...

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  • Unconditional Cash Transfers in Turkana

    Kenya has been experiencing the worst drought in recent history, whose effect exceeds those of the 2011 Horn of Africa drought. In February 2017, the Government declared a national drought emergency, with 23 of 47 counties affected and the number of ...

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  • Assessment of MNCH Services Provided by Private Health Care Providers in Kibra Sub-County of Nairobi County

    In Kenya, as in many African countries, the healthcare landscape is made up of both public and private health care providers (PHCPs). Often, it is where clients – including those who live in informal settlements- first seek care. This care is typically ...

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  • Final Evaluation Report for the Action “Integrated Approach to Child Protection Against Violence in Kenya”

    Plan International in Denmark and Kenya commissioned a final evaluation of the action: “Integrated Approach to Child Protection Against Violence in Kenya” implemented in partnership with Childline Kenya (CLK), the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), ...

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  • Guidelines Manual on Juvenile Justice Best Practices: An evidence-based approach to the justice reforms in Kenya

    In Kenya – while official statistics are not available – children held in custody in statutory institutions may be around 3,000 in any given day. Though Juvenile Justice Actors have legal and ethical obligations towards them, policy makers and practitioners ...

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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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  • The Desert Flower

    Save the Children has been working in the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya, to protect the well-being of children, especially those categorized as vulnerable. As populations streamed into the camps, Save the Children set up safe spaces to address the emergency ...

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  • Violence Does Not Fall on One Roof Alone: A baseline survey on violence against children in the Kenya juvenile justice system

    This study is the first comprehensive attempt in Kenya to assess progress in preventing and eliminating violence against children within the Kenya Juvenile Justice System. Hundreds of children found across 32 statutory institutions were interviewed and ...

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