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  • GBV and MHPSS Awareness Raising Messaging during the Time of COVID-19: Iraq

    During emergencies, stress levels may increase due to the disruption of normal life. It is crucial to understand the possible emotional reaction to the crisis, learn positive ways of coping, and know where to seek assistance when needed. This document ...

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  • Awareness Raising for Children, Parents and Community Members During Disease Outbreak

    Children are particularly vulnerable during infectious disease outbreaks. This is partly because children with other conditions may fall ill but also as environments in which children develop and grow may be disrupted. In addition to this, it is also ...

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  • Case Management Guidance for Disease Outbreak: Situations where access to affected communities in and outside of camps is limited

    Children are particularly vulnerable during infectious disease outbreaks. This is partly because children with other conditions may fall ill but also as environments in which children develop and grow may be disrupted. In addition to this, it is also ...

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  • UAC/Alternative Care Guidance for the COVID-19 Situation

    Children are particularly vulnerable during infectious disease outbreaks. This is partly because children with other conditions may fall ill but also as environments in which children develop and grow may be disrupted. In addition to this, it is also ...

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  • Anchored in Local Reality: Case Studies on Local Humanitarian Action from Haiti, Colombia, and Iraq

    Critiques of international humanitarian action have suggested that it needs to be more inclusive of actors from crisis-affected countries. Increased attention to this issue has led to a set of agendas often referred to as the localization of humanitarian ...

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  • Middle East Regional Report: Advancing adolescents impact evaluation

    Adolescence and early adulthood are critical phases in human development. For migrants and refugee youth and their families, the immediate impact of conflict is not solely the inability to meet basic needs- there is also a significant emotional upheaval ...

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  • Strengthening Coordinated Education Planning and Response in Crises: Iraq case study

    At the time of writing, estimates show that 2.6 million people need humanitarian assistance in the education sector in Iraq. One of the reasons for this is the destruction of schools during the multiple waves of violence over the last decade, but overcrowding ...

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  • Camp Coordination and Camp Management Guidance on Camp-Level Preparedness and Response Planning: Iraq

    On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 (the coronavirus) a pandemic. The virus has now spread across the globe and is a common threat to the health of everyone. In refugee camps, there are a number of protection concerns that ...

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  • The ‘Youth Bulge’ and Political Unrest in Iraq: A political economy approach

    This report reviews existing research on the relationship between the ‘youth bulge’ and political unrest in Iraq in order to understand when and why young Iraqis resort to violence or disruption. There is some disagreement in the literature about ...

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  • I Wish Tomorrow Will Not Come: Adolescents and the impact of conflict on their experiences

    In 2017 Save the Children conducted a participatory study with 571 adolescent girls and boys, caregivers and community members in Iraq, Egypt, Jordan and Yemen. We wanted to hear directly from adolescents how conflict affects their lives, what challenges ...

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  • Achieving Durable Solutions for Returnee Children: What do we know?

    We are in the midst of a profound  ‘returns-first’ shift in the global politics of child displacement. In response to soaring numbers of displaced worldwide –68.5 million, of which more than half are children – governments around the world are ...

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  • Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) 2018

    In 2018, killing and maiming of children reached record high levels since the creation of the monitoring and reporting mechanism on children and armed conflict. More than 24 000 grave violations against children were recorded by the United Nations in ...

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  • Children and Armed Conflict Special Update: August 2019

    On August 2, 2019, the UN Security Council will hold its open debate on children and armed conflict (CAC) under Poland’s presidency. Poland will seek to highlight the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1882 (2009), as ...

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  • Rethink Child Soldiers: A new approach to the reintegration of all children associated with armed forces and groups

    This report aims to bring global attention to the challenges related to the reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups, and promote better policy, practice and funding in the future. The findings are based on a literature review ...

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  • Civil Documentation for Internally Displaces Persons (IDPs) in Protracted Displacement

    This rapid review examines evidence on how the Iraqi government can simplify or provide temporary civil documentation to IDPs in protracted displacement. Conflict and violence are the main triggers of internal displacement; therefore, information is ...

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  • Situation of IDP Children: War Child UK's recommendations for consideration and inclusion in General Assembly report

    This document summarises War Child UK's recommendations for the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) report for the General Assembly.  Information contained was gathered from country teams in South Sudan and ...

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  • No Choice: It takes a world to end the use of child soldiers

    World Vision commissioned research by Child Frontiers International, 'No Choice', to better understand children associate with armed groups. Featuring primary and secondary research from Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the ...

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  • Child's Play: Harnessing play and curiosity motives to improve child handwashing in a humanitarian setting

    In humanitarian emergency settings there is need for low cost and rapidly deployable interventions to protect vulnerable children, in- and out-of-school, from diarrhoeal diseases. Handwashing with soap can greatly reduce diarrhoea but interventions specifically ...

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  • Migration, Displacement and Education: Building bridges, not walls

    No part of the world is currently affected by migration and displacement as much as the Arab States. Even though the region only accounts for five percent of the global population, it holds 32 percent of the global amount of refugees and 38 percent of ...

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  • Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme Case Study: Sopho

    This document is a case study of a participant in the Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme. Sopho Andguladze shares her experience from the development programme, and subsequent, job placement in Save the Children Field ...

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