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  • Anywhere But Syria: How 10 Years of Conflict Left Syria’s Displaced Children Without a Sense of Home

    Being forced to flee your home is a life-changing event that often results in negative impacts that persist long after the conflict or disaster that triggered it has ended. To support progress towards a safe and fulfilling future for displaced children, ...

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  • Married by Exception: Child marriage policies in the Middle East and North Africa

    Legal and policy measures that prevent and prohibit child marriage are a key approach  to protecting girls from being married before they are ready. To better understand how child marriage laws protect girls affected by crisis in the Middle East and ...

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  • Lebanon Education in Crisis: Raising the alarm

    At least  1.2 million children across Lebanon  have had their education disrupted for more than one year, with many having last attended school in October 2019, following protests and civil unrest. This is impacting Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian ...

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  • Learning to adapt & adapting to learn: Using elements of outcome mapping in the ‘Resilient Adolescents in the Syria Crisis’ programme

    This learning paper highlights how elements of outcome mapping were used by Save the Children in a project (2018-2020) that supports adolescents, affected by the Syria crisis, to become more resilient. The paper first outlines how the spheres of influence ...

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  • Reimagining Girls’ Education: Solutions to keep girls learning in emergencies

    Girls in emergencies are facing several challenges related to education, such as disadvantages at all stages of education, struggle to learn, and higher risk of being out-of-school. This material provides an empirical overview on how to support the learning ...

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  • Localisation in Humanitarian Leadership: Profiling national NGO engagement in international humanitarian coordination structures in the MENA region

    Against the current background of sustaining local responses, ICVA initiated this research aiming at mapping and documenting the extent of effective and meaningful NNGOs engagement in international humanitarian coordination structures. Focusing in specific ...

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  • LEBANON’S CHILD SURVIVAL CRISIS: TIME TO ACT

    In July 2021, Save the Children undertook a Household Economy Analysis in Greater Beirut and has found that over the last year, the survival deficit for Lebanese families has increased by 550%. This means that families from all wealth groups have been ...

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  • We Can!

    We Can! is inspired by the artwork, messages, and recommendations of children in Jordan, Egypt, and Lebanon about their dreams for girls in their community. This is part of a collaboration called #DreamsBetweenMyEyes, between Save the Children International ...

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  • View from the Lockdown: Children and youth's experience of COVID-19 in Lebanon

    Save the Children carried out a survey in Lebanon to understand children and youth’s perspectives during the current COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions introduced in response to the outbreak. The research asked 137 children and youth of different nationalities ...

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  • A Quick Guide: Community engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lebanon

    Pandemics are unpredictable, yet reoccurring events, that can have severe consequences on health, social and economic well-being. They may cause social and economic disruption, threats to the continuity of essential services and reduced production, but ...

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  • Lebanon: Education sector short-term response to COVID-19

    Over 1.2 million school-aged children have been affected by school closures in Lebanon due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is a need for coordinated support in order to minimize the negative impact of the crisis on learners and their parents or caregivers. ...

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  • Implementing the Global Compact on Refugees for children: Examples of child-focused work

    At the time of writing, children make up over half of the world's refugees. These children face severe protection issues, and their care and development needs often go unmet. As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the world, the situation for refugee ...

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  • Middle East Regional Report: Advancing adolescents impact evaluation

    Adolescence and early adulthood are critical phases in human development. For migrants and refugee youth and their families, the immediate impact of conflict is not solely the inability to meet basic needs- there is also a significant emotional upheaval ...

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  • “They Treated Us in Monstrous Ways”: Sexual violence against men, boys, and transgender women in the Syrian conflict

    Since the onset of the Syrian conflict, men, boys, and transgender women have been subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence by the Syrian Government and armed non-state actors. Men who are perceived as gay or bisexual and trans women have ...

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  • Humanitarian Action for Children 2021: Lebanon

    Lebanon is facing multiple crises such as economic collapse, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Beirut explosion and the protracted refugee crises. These crises are impacting the basic rights and physical and mental well-being of children. This appeal describes ...

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  • Humanitarian Action for Children 2021: Syrian refugees

    With 5.6 million registered refugees – 2.5 of whom million are children – the Syrian refugee crisis remains the largest displacement crisis in the world. The situation is exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic ...

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  • Guidance on Home Quarantine and Isolation in Overcrowded Settings

    The first case of COVID-19 in Lebanon was recorded on 21 February 2020. Since then, more cases have been reported with history of travel or contact with confirmed cases with a travel history.  One of the strategies used to tackle the spread of the disease ...

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  • Special Considerations on the Separation of Children and of Adults Who Rely on a Caregiver From Their Caregiver Due to Corona Virus Disease COVID 19 in Quarantine, Isolation or Hospital

    Children and adults who need a caregiver should not be separated from their caregiver during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the case of quarantine or hospitalization, measures must be taken to prevent separation. It is also crucial to ensure that when separation ...

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  • “No, I Don’t”: Abolishing Child Marriage in Lebanon

    At first glance, child marriage appears less pervasive in Lebanon in comparison with other Middle Eastern states. Six percent of 20 to 24-year-old Lebanese women were married by the age of 18 as of 2009, as opposed to 18% across MENA. Nevertheless, this ...

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  • Migration, Displacement and Education: Building bridges, not walls

    No part of the world is currently affected by migration and displacement as much as the Arab States. Even though the region only accounts for five percent of the global population, it holds 32 percent of the global amount of refugees and 38 percent of ...

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