Category Archives: Childhood

A cry from voiceless school girl in Shinyanga region, Tanzania

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Tanzania’s efforts to see all school-aged children in primary school got well underway in 2002 with implementation of the Primary Education Development Plan (PEDP) where the planned enrolment of 1,500,000 children was exceeded. The abolition of mandatory contributions including school fees and relaxation of the uniform requirement were among the steps taken under the education sector reform process, which aims to have all primary school aged children in school by 2006.

Approach to child poverty reduction strategies in light of economic crisis: The case of Cyprus

The research paper ‘Mapping the multi-dimensional approach to child poverty reduction strategies in light of economic crisis: An initial examination of Cyprus’ was conceived following the aftermath of the economic meltdown in March-April 2013 in Cyprus, focusing on the lingering and increasing risk levels of poverty, and more specifically child poverty. The example of Cyprus was employed to illustrate a similar pattern of imposed financial measures in the Western world, often subsequent to the intervention of ‘Troika’. It draws a parallel with ‘economic rescue’ packages previously used in other EU countries, notably Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Greece and it reflects on criticisms of IMF policies imposed in so-called developing countries with stalling economies.

Sharing special food products at family and community levels

Administration of Plumpy’Doz in a CMAM program, Bangladesh. All watching, one eating (Source: UNHCR  Bangladesh)

Administration of Plumpy’Doz in a CMAM program, Bangladesh

In a context where many western public opinions tend to be reluctant towards the way humanitarian aid is delivered, developing a better understanding of food aid diversion is essential to effectively and efficiently address the problem. If food aid diversion is quite documented at a macroscopic level, some specific aspects are less understood while, depending on the magnitude and severity of their recurrence, they can seriously impact nutrition programs’ effectiveness and credibility.

Children & the recovery activities post disaster

With the support of the British Red Cross

With the support of the British Red Cross

Flooding is an important risk throughout the UK with disastrous consequences, including psychological and physical effects; children are especially vulnerable. Recovery and even human recovery is a key part of the disaster management cycle. However, in the UK there is little evidence of specific support being provided to children following flooding. As a result, the principal research question in this dissertation is:

What is the role of the British Red Cross in national recovery activities supporting children following a flood?

Child abuse and its prevention in projects

Guide for children with severe acute malnutrition