This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Africa. Browse resources by region, country, or category. Resources related particularly to North Africa can also be found on the Middle East and North Africa page.

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Jacinta Mutura - The Standard,

The outgoing chairperson of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) Archbishop Martin Kivuva said the Catholic church embraced the new law under the National Care Reform Strategy in Kenya after overwhelming scientific evidence showed that institutions are not good for children’s growth.

Jacinta Mutura - The Standard,

Three years since *Celina decided to apply be a foster parent of *Stella, she recounted the journey she took to integrate her into her family in 2021. It was a challenging period of adjustment as the then six-year-old struggled to fit into a family set-up after spending several years in a children’s home.

Georgetown University Collaborative on Global Children's Issues,

The long-term consequences of COVID-19 have been tough for children around the world, but even more so for young children already in humanitarian crises, whether due to conflict, natural disasters, or economic and political upheaval.

UNICEF East Africa Regional Learning Platform,

This webinar examined care in the context of COVID-19, climate change, and conflict. Speakers explored how the pandemic has left a lasting legacy on the care system in Uganda and examined the impacts of climate change-related drought on children's care in Kenya. They also explored efforts to deliver effective care for children during conflict in Ethiopia.

Save the Children Kenya,

Are you a local Non-Governmental Organisation/civil society organisation, network,locally registered association, academic institute, or private sector entity passionate about making a difference in the lives of children in Kenya? Save the Children Kenya is seeking partners to collaborate on impactful initiatives that address pressing issues affecting children and communities.

UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care,

In this case study the authors look at the impact of climate change-related events on various aspects of children’s care by drawing on evidence from nine interviews with children, caregivers, residential care home staff and government officials in Kajiado County, Kenya.

UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care,

In this case study, the authors explore how the government of Zimbabwe and local civil society organisations (CSOs) are working together to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks of kinship care. The case study is based on interviews with 12 individuals which included policy makers, practitioners, kinship carers and children in kinship care. 


A bill seeking to repeal Gambia's ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) was presented in the West African country's parliament on Monday and will be discussed by lawmakers later this month. Former president Yahya Jammeh banned the practice in 2015 and introduced steep fines and jail sentences for perpetrators.


This is the monthly update of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform published in February 2024. 

Changing the Way We Care,

The objective of this guidance is to provide a ‘how-to’ guide on developing a county-level investment case for care reform in Kenya.