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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Ebenezer Cudjoe, Alhassan Abdullah, Marcus Y. L. Chiu - Journal of Family Issues,

With a recent interest by stakeholders in Ghana to consider kinship care as an alternative care option in child welfare policy, this study explores current kinship care challenges to help identify and address potential setbacks for policy and practice recommendations.

World Vision,

This Africa Regional COVID-19 Situation Report outlines how how World Vision has reached over 18.2 million so far (including 6.9 million children) with their response interventions covering 26 countries on the continent. 

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.

BBC News,

This article from BBC News describes the movement of children and young people in Nigeria from Koranic schools back to their homes during the COVID-19 crisis, "one of the biggest ever state organised mass movements of minors in Africa's most-populous state."

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

In this episode of the Protected! Podcast, Elsa Laurin, the Senior Child Protection Officer for the East and Horn of Africa from UNHCR, tells Hani Mansourian how they and their partner organisations re-prioritised child protection cases in response to the changing situation of shut borders in eastern Africa as the threat of an outbreak of COVID-19 loomed.

Sharron Frood & Edward Purssell - International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences,

This study used empirical data from health and social care professionals and cluster analysis to identify “barriers to” and “recommendations for” providing care and support to children living as AIDS orphans in township communities in Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa.

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.

Jace Pillay - Education and Development,

The author argues that early childhood education interventions for OVC should be a priority of government since quality education and care programs in the early years can enhance the possibility of breaking the cycle of inequity in the lives of OVC and positively contribute to the economy of the country.


This video from REPSSI describes the difficulties of providing care services during the COVID-19 pandemic and how care workers can be supported during this time.