Western Africa

This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Western Africa. Browse resources by country or category for more specific information.

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Kate Lyons - The Guardian12 Jul 2017

Tens of thousands of children in Senegal are being forced to beg for food by abusive teachers in Qur'anic schools just one year after government crackdown on the issue. 

Tare Youdeowei - Vanguard3 Jul 2017

The Association of Orphanages and Homes Operators in Nigeria, ASOHON, made an appeal to federal and state government leaders for technical support to improve children's homes in rural areas. 

John Akubo - The Guardian Nigeria24 Jun 2017

Kogi State Commissioner for Women and Social Development, Mrs. Bolanle Amupitan gives warning to children's homes facilitating illegal adoptions and those keeping children who have become adults to attract more funds from donor agencies. Baby homes are increasing, with 706 children still unclaimed in the 18 registered orphanage homes in the state.

Emelia Allan - UNICEF 21 Jun 2017

This presentation provides an overview of child protection issues and care reform in Ghana. 

Akua Boatemaa Duah - Challenging Heights21 Jun 2017

This presentation describes the social protection interventions being implemented to support children in Ghana, as well as the benefits and challenges experienced in administering these programs. 

News Ghana14 Jun 2017

Ghanaian children called on the government to appropriately implement policies designed to protect children from being forced into acts that deprive them of their livelihoods and interfere with their ability to attend regular school.

Stephanie Findlay (AFP) - The Guardian Nigeria18 May 2017

​Children orphaned by Boko Haram Islamists are overcrowding the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria, whose population has doubled to over two million due to those seeking shelter from the conflict. 

Stahili12 Apr 2017

In this blog post from Stahili, Madara Žgute reflects on her experience in an orphanage in Ghana and cautions against volunteering at orphanages.

Salifu M. Touray – The Daily Observer – AllAfrica.com21 Mar 2017

A child protection awareness forum was held in the Lower River Region of Gambia to help promote positive discipline in every day parenting.

Fidelis Mbah12 Mar 2017

Street children in Nigeria face risks of being recruited by terrorist organizations.  This program held by American University of Nigeria hopes to reduce children’s risks of recruitment.