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Amos Ngwomoya - Daily Monitor,

Child's i Foundation in Uganda has donated bicycles, smartphones, face masks and bottles of sanitizer to volunteers in Makindye division, Kampala to support them in their work to "sensitize residents about the spread of COVID-19" and so that the volunteers can "reach places that are inaccessible" and give timely reports on the needs of the community, particularly vulnerable children and families, according to this article from the Daily Monitor.

Emma Batha - Thomson Reuters Foundation,

This article from the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports on the increase of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia as a result of the lockdowns enacted to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

A. Makuyana, S. P. Mbulayi, S. M. Kangethe - Children and Youth Services Review,

This qualitative study used a case study design to explore the manifestations of the core psycho-social deficits associated with children domiciled in child headed households.

Family for Every Child,

In this online event, Family for Every Child members FSCE (Ethiopia), The Mulberry Bush (UK), Praajak (India) and CSID (Bangladesh) discussed children's care in the context of COVID-19.

Anna Mutavati, Maniza Zaman, Demola Olajide - UN Sustainable Development Group,

This blog post from the UN Sustainable Development Group notes the rise in cases of gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) in Kenya, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls for immediate action to address this "shadow pandemic."

Mwanaidi Amiri, Francis F. Furia and Muhammad Bakari - Tropical Medicine and Health,

This study was carried out to determine the pattern of dermatological conditions and contributing factors among children living in orphanages in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Njeri Chege and Stephen Ucembe - Social Sciences,

This paper teases out the range of factors reinforcing Kenya’s over-reliance on live-in institutions as a child care and child protection model.

Jacinta M. Mwinzi, Prof. Nephat J. Kathuri, Dr. J.M. Kinzi - International Journal of Education and Research,

The purpose of this study was to determine the financial challenges faced by caregivers of orphans in Kitui Central Subcounty, Kitui County, Kenya.

Amon Exavery, John Charles, Erica Kuhlik, Asheri Barankena, Alison Koler, Levina Kikoyo & Elizabeth Jere - BMC Health Services Research,

This study assesses whether sex of the caregiver is associated with HIV status of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) as a valuable strategy for enhanced pediatric case findings.

Republic of Kenya Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Office of the Principal Secretary,

This guidance is designed to inform child protection actors in Kenya in light of the COVID-19 crisis. It guides actions targeting, and services provided for, vulnerable children and families, including children living in institutions, children living on the streets, children with disabilities, and others.