Western Africa

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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 in Lrr – 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.

Ademola L. Adelekan et al - IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS)1 Feb 2017

This paper therefore presents achievements and implications of care and support programme among OVC in Kogi State, Nigeria 

Augustine Djan - Ghana Star28 Jan 2017

This article reviews preventive social interventions and protective interventions in Ghana and finds that Ghana has done extremely well on preventive social interventions.

Relief Web - SOS Children's Villages6 Jan 2017

The mission of the Member Support Advisor is to be the daily operational link between Promoting & Supporting Associations (PSAs), the General Secretariat (GSC) and other Member Associations (MA

Biiya Mukusah Ali28 Dec 2016

The Department of Social Development in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana has closed six of the 15 homes in the region due to improper management and has threatened to close down more homes in the near future. 

Emily Delap, Camilla Jones, Helen Karki Chettri -- Children and Youth Services Review21 Dec 2016

This article discusses the results of a cross-country research project in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding the impact of social protection on loss of parental care, support to foster or kinship care and quality of care and wellbeing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

ReliefWeb6 Dec 2016

UNICEF and Gambia announced the launch of Gambia's National Child Protection Policy 2016-2020.

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