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  • Understanding the Relationship Between Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation: A statistical overview of their co-occurrence and risk factors

    The well-being of millions of girls around the world is threatened by child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Both child marriage and FGM have existed for generations due to gender inequality. In many countries where both practices are common, ...

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  • Killed and Maimed: A generation of violations against children

    Millions of children are living in conflict. Hundreds of thousands of children have experienced grave violations of their rights – a quarter of a million violations against children have now been verified by the UN. Of these, more than 40% have involved ...

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  • Implementing the Global Compact on Refugees for children: Examples of child-focused work

    At the time of writing, children make up over half of the world's refugees. These children face severe protection issues, and their care and development needs often go unmet. As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the world, the situation for refugee ...

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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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  • Living in Chains: Shackling of people with psychosocial disabilities worldwide

    Hundreds of thousands of people, both adult and children around the globe with mental health conditions have been shackled at least once in their lives. Inadequate support and mental health services, as well as stigma concerning people with psychosocial ...

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  • Downward Spiral: The economic impact of COVID-19 on refugees and displaced people

    The economic impact of measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on people affected by conflict and displacement. Exaggerating numerous pre-existing vulnerabilities and challenges, COVID-19 are causing refugees ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Session 1: Localization in child protection coordination

    In this video, the local organisation Al Ghad and Save the Children International in Iraq describes the work on child protection coordination in Iraq. Localisation

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  • Humanitarian Action for Children 2021: Syrian refugees

    With 5.6 million registered refugees – 2.5 of whom million are children – the Syrian refugee crisis remains the largest displacement crisis in the world. The situation is exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic ...

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  • Needs Assessment and Analysis to Support Local Actors Engagement in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle

    In this video, we can see humanitarian workers from Iraq, Somalia, and South Sudan present case studies about how and why they conduct needs assessments and analysis.  Video in English:  Video in Arabic:  Localisation

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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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  • 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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  • Localization in Child Protection Coordination: Shifting norms and facing challenges and opportunities in COVID-19 response

    This is a video from a presentation at the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action annual meeting on localization in coordination. The presentation focuses on child protection coordination and localisation during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...

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  • The Right to Education for Girls in post-ISIL Iraq

    1.2 million children in Iraq are in need of an education. Due to rigid gender norms, internal displacement, gender-based violence, early marriage, and financial abuse girls and women are in exceptional need. These gender divisions have been further reinforced ...

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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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  • Humanitarian Action for Children 2021: Iraq

    The conflict that was ongoing 2014 – 2017 in Iraq resulted in over 6 million people living in displacement. 5.6 million people, including 2.6 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance in Iraq. These challenges are exacerbated by the ongoing ...

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