Integrated Response in Education, Child Protection and MHPSS for Children in Emergency Situations in the Sahel

Save the Children and DG ECHO have entered into a partnership agreement which aims to deliver targeted education, protection and mental health and psychosocial support to the Sahel region’s most vulnerable children. Over a three-year period, the programme works to improve the protective environment, well-being and learning of IDP and host communities in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. The programme seeks to address children’s immediate needs, and establishes risk mitigation measures in emergency contexts through coordination and integration with existing rapid response mechanisms. The rapid education response being rolled out is also informing work of the Global Education Cluster, through additional DG ECHO funding to have systemic approaches in place to rapidly respond to education disruptions for the most vulnerable children and young people in emergencies. Activities are designed and delivered in close collaboration with local actors in order to ensure sustainability of the intervention.The Action has a dedicated result working with local actors on the seven pillars of localisation and has managed to reinforce local actors’ capacity to be autonomous actors in the EiE response.

Thematic Focus Area 1: Inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools Good practice - Summit 2022 Burkina Faso Mali Niger Africa