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Victoria Amunga - All Africa,

An April 7 court ruling by Justice Joel Ngugi of the Nakuru law courts said fathers can be granted custody of young children.

Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform,

Join us on the April 13 from 11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Nairobi time to better understand how people with lived experiences of care systems can engage with different aspects of care reform. 

Changing the Way We Care,

This case study focuses on kinship care in the Kenya context.

Emily Delap of Child Frontiers, UNICEF South Africa, UNICEF Mozambique, UNICEF ESARO, CTWWC,

Social protection is increasingly being used in Eastern and Southern Africa to address economic and social vulnerability. Many governments in the region are also engaged in care reform to prevent family separation, support families to care for children well and provide quality alternative care. The same frontline workers are also often engaged in these two streams of work. This paper provides an outline of the key concepts and processes involved in social protection system strengthening and care reform and makes an argument for encouraging greater synergies between these two systems.

UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care,

This is the first monthly update of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Learning Platform published in March 2022. 

Mohamed M Fall, UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa,

The war in Ukraine is set to tip more families in the Horn of Africa over the edge. The region has become increasingly dependent on imported grains from Russia and Ukraine. Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia import 67 percent, 89 percent and 92 percent of their wheat respectively from the two countries. Russia and Ukraine also account for 53 percent of the global trade of sunflower oil and seed. However, supply lines are blocked and, in areas of Ukraine, agricultural production is in danger. The prices of cooking oil, bread and wheat flour are already reaching new records in local markets in the Horn of Africa. A dire nutrition crisis is expected to escalate.

Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) Zambia, St Catherine's University, SPOON,

This summary report by Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) Zambia and St Catherine's University reports the impact of COVID-19 on the ability of families of children with disabilities to access adequate food. These households named educational and nutritional services as their most pressing support needs. 

Associated Press,

A drive to vaccinate more than 9 million children against polio has been launched this week in four countries in southern and eastern Africa after an outbreak was confirmed in Malawi.

Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform,

This webinar was hosted by the Transitioning Residential Care Working Group of the Transforming Children’s Care Global Collaborative Platform and showcased learning around the transition of residential care services.

Ruth Edmonds, Alfred Ochaya, Nicola Sansom,

This article explores the role resilience processes play in education and well-being outcomes for street-connected children. It draws on research and practice undertaken as part of the Building with Bamboo Programme (BwB) on resilience. BwB investigated the forms a resilience-based approach might usefully take in practice, the effect this has on promoting resilience in children, and how this resilience leads to improved outcomes in their lives.