Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 2.403 million
  • Population under 15: 37%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 64.8 years
  • Human Development Index: 126 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Upper Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 16%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.2 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 44%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years):  7%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2013

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Save the Children,

Save the Children is launching a survey of parents and children, and invites you to take part in their global study on children’s health, learning, well-being, and protection during the pandemic. 

Elin Hultman, Staffan Höjer, Monica Larsson - Child & Family Social Work,

The aim of this paper is to describe and analyse the notion of age and maturity in child protection proceedings in order to elucidate how these aspects could influence children's rights to participate.

#CovidUnder19 initiative,

This global consultation survey has been designed to understand children’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and their views on how they wish to get involved. Children aged between 8 and 17 years old are invited to participate in the survey until 31st  July.

Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN),

The Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) is launching its first year of the Knowledge Fellows Program to create opportunities for learning, professional development, networking, and service for young professionals and graduate students to increase their interest and engagement in the field of global early childhood development (ECD).

Advocacy Working Group COVID-19 Advocacy Team (CAT), The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

This webinar will examine the Spanish incident as a case study for why governments should consult child protection advisers when loosening lockdown orders.


The COVID-19 Child Protection and Family Care Challenge Grants and Learning Cohort is designed to support in developing and executing a plan to ensure child safety and maximize family-based outcomes for children in post-COVID recovery.

Better Care Network and Consortium for Street Children,

In this webinar hosted by Better Care Network and the Consortium for Street Children, speakers from three NGOs presented on and discussed the care implications of COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic on street-affected children.

Better Care Network & Consortium for Street Children,

In this webinar, speakers from 3 NGOs will present on and discuss the care implications of COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic on street-affected children, including family reunification, the role informal care has played and how governments have been addressing street-connected children's needs.

Reynaldo Leaños Jr - Texas Public Radio,

"A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has until mid-July to release migrant children in family detention centers, citing COVID-19 concerns at these facilities," says this article from Texas Public Radio.

Justin Rogers, Mark Furnival, Rebecca Wright, Steve Stockley and Ian Thomas - Martin James Foundation,

This brief report explores the impact that Covid-19 has had on fostering households in the United Kingdom.