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This report presents the findings of research conducted by Child Soldiers International to assess the effectiveness of release, psychosocial recovery and reintegration interventions (commonly referred to as ‘DDR’) for girls associated with armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
CPC Learning Network Associate Director, Mark Canavera, Janis Ridsdel from UNHCR, Sara Lim from UNICEF, and Nathalie Bussien, UNHCR Child Protection Officer in Rwanda will host a webinar on “Determining Acceptable Customary Caregiving Arrangements with Congolese Refugees in Rwanda” on Monday, December 19 from 9:00-10:30 am EDT.
In this piece from FusionTV, Nelufar Hedayat travels to Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the relationship between international adoption and child trafficking.
This issue brief from the UNHCR highlights key messages from UNHCR in regards to family tracing and reunification. The brief outlines the importance of children growing up in a safe family environment and the positive impact this has on a child's psychological, cognitive and physical development. In the best case, alternative care is only required as an interim measure while family tracing is carried out and until the time when children can be reunited with parents or family members.This brief is part of a series developed by UNHCR which aims to guide field operations on key thematic child protection issues.
This desk review provides a brief mapping and summary of existing knowledge on alternative care and deinstitutionalisation in Africa.
According to this article from Forced Migration Review, when the majority of aid comes from external sources, it can cause those who receive the aid to feel powerless.
This article examines how urban Congolese refugees in Kenya promote psychosocial well-being in the context of structural vulnerability.
This article discusses the major population displacement that unfolded in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin.
This is a report from the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) examining the two year (2014-2016) Child Protection Social Cohesion initiative in Burundi and Chad.