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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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