Resource Centre

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FRESH School Health and Nutrition (SHN) Webinar: Programming for Children's Social and Emotional Well-being- Lessons from Iraq- September 2019

    What is social-emotional learning and how does it happen in schools in Iraq? How do we measure children's social and emotional skills and well-being in emergency and tenuous environments? What tools can we use to evaluate the effect of social-emotional ...

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  • Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) 2017

    The 2017 Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict Report reveals an alarming increase in grave violations against children—21,000 verified occurences in the last year alone (compared to 15,500 in 2016). Children in conflict areas in the Central ...

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  • Picking up the Pieces: Rebuilding the lives of Mosul's Children after years of conflict and violence

    A year since ISIS was expelled from Mosul, the city’s children are living in near constant fear for their lives, and are often reliving memories of devastation, displacement, bombing and extreme violence, a new report from Save the Children reveals. ...

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  • Education Assessment: Iraq 2017

    The impact of conflict and displacement in Iraq on education has been stark with over three million children, including more than 90 percent of children in conflict-affected areas, not attending school on a regular basis. However, while we know that ...

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  • Review of Child Participation in Save the Children Norway's Programme

    Save the Children defines Child Participation as the willing involvement and opportunity for all children to express their views and influence decision-making. Child Participation is defined as an essential principle cutting across all programmes and ...

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  • Corporate Responses to Protecting Children's Rights in Middle East and North Africa

    In an effort to provide insights and guidance on how businesses protect – or fall short in protecting – children’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa, this report draws on one of Global Child Forum’s essential research products: The ...

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  • The Crime of Terrorism: An analysis of criminal justice process and accountability of minors recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham

    This article discusses the legal dilemma of minors involved in terrorist acts and related offenses in the Islamic State ranks. The article provides a detailed analysis of the consistency and inconsistency between the rule of law provisions related to ...

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  • Syria Regional Crisis Response: External dashboards- Updated Monthly

    According to UNHCR, 5,682,058  people have now fled Syria. Children make up 45% of the refugee population, corresponding to an estimate of 2,556,926  refugee children. To date, we have reached 3,881,246  people in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, ...

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  • An Unbearable Reality: The impact of war and displacement on children's mental health in Iraq

    This report, the first comprehensive study of this size since the conflict escalated in Iraq 2014, details heart-breaking accounts from children who have been displaced by violence and fighting since Mosul fell to ISIS. The study explores how Iraqi children’s ...

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