Africa

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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Kwabena Frimpong-Manso, Pascal Agbadi, Antione Deliege,

There is limited evidence on family reintegration for children who have been in residential care within the African context. The goal of this study is to find out what factors impact reintegrated institutionalized children’s desire to remain with their biological parents or extended family.

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. 

The Guardian,

More than 6000 people have left their homes as renewed violence in the Casamance region spills into the Gambia

Oluwabunmi L. Niyi-Gafar, Olanike S. Adelakun,

This article examines the challenges that internally displaced children face in the midst of COVID-19. The article investigates the level of protection that the displaced children have and what social and medical mechanisms have been put in place to cater for them during the pandemic.

Sam Okyere - Open Democracy,

Child labour can’t be abolished through force. To address it, we must attend to why children work in the first place.

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.

Zoe Duby, Brittany Bunce, Chantal Fowler, Kate Bergh, Kim Jonas, Janan Janine Dietrich, Darshini Govindasamy, Caroline Kuo, Catherine Mathews ,

The purpose of this study was to examine socio-economic and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on South African adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in order to understand how additional challenges brought on by COVID-19 have intersected with existing challenges, compounding AGYW vulnerabilities.

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.