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COVID-19 Impacts on African Children: How to protect-a-generation at risk

2020 - West and Central Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented with the virus spreading in almost all countries in the world. In Africa, 55 out of 54 countries have reported at least one COVID-19 infection. Luckily for Africa, confirmed COVID-19 cases remain...

Child marriage is deep rooted in gender discrimination and inequality – and in many contexts is sustained as a result of harmful social norms and the negative consequences of poverty and deprivation. It is further exacerbated by humanitarian...

This brief highlights the situation of children in conflict zones in West and Central Africa with a focus on gender. It explores how girls and boys are all increasingly affected and exposed to conflict in different ways (e.g.: recruitment into...

Save the Children has embraced the Child Rights Programming (CRP) approach to plan, implement and monitor programmes with the overall goal of improving the position of children so that all boys and girls can fully enjoy their rights and can live...

This guidance note provides information on using educational facilities/temporary learning centres as shelters, markets and treatment units for COVID-19. It was developed by the Education in Emergencies Working Group Nigeria.

By 2035, the number of young people joining the working age population is projected to reach 1.5 billion globally, and yet, youth unemployment is already an acute challenge across low and middle-income countries. Through its Adolescent Skills for...

Malawi has one of the highest rates of preterm birth in the world at an estimated 10.5% of live births occurring before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy.1 A myriad of factors contributes to the high levels of preterm births and related deaths,...

Uganda hosts more than 1.3 million refugees, one of the most in the world. It is widely acknowledged as having one of the most open and progressive refugee policies globally and is a trailblazer for the Global Compact on Refugees and its...

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the epidemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as a pandemic.The virus now affects many countries and territories including the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is essential that communities take steps to...

Women and girls face extreme forms of violations in Somalia; common among them is Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). National statistics estimates over 97% of girls aged 15 to 19 years have undergone FGM/C. To accelerate change towards...

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