SOS News Archive
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Our Charity News archive page is ordered by when events took place, dating from today back to February 2004. The page includes accounts of our follow up work in tsunami-affected countries, our other emergency programmes, such as in Pakistan and the Middle East, as well as all the recent news from our work around the world and fundraising efforts here in the UK.
May 17, 2013 04:35 PM
Cyclone Mahasen brought far less destruction than was feared as it made landfall in southern Bangladesh on Thursday morning. Mahasen veered west of its predicted path, meaning that the key ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar were spared the destruction officials had anticipated.
May 17, 2013 03:15 PM
According to the latest update from the World Health Organisation and UN’s Child Agency (UNICEF), nearly 90% of the world’s population had access to an improved drinking-water source in 2011 and over two thirds had improved sanitation facilities.
May 16, 2013 04:10 PM
Around 4.5 million girls and women are trafficked for sexual exploitation across the globe, often lured across borders by the promise of a better life.
May 15, 2013 03:24 PM
As the World Health Organisation (WHO) publishes its latest health statistics, showing lower worldwide under-five mortality figures and higher child immunisation rates, Uganda is battling to reverse a decline in its immunisation coverage.
May 15, 2013 08:39 AM
United Nations data suggests the global population will rise from 7 billion to more than 9 billion by 2050, putting even more pressure on natural environments.
May 15, 2013 06:00 AM
To celebrate the UN’s International Day of the Family, we review two success stories from SOS families around the world.
May 15, 2013 06:00 AM
We are proud to announce the first birthday of “from babies with love”, an online baby clothes shop which donates all of its profits to SOS Children!
May 13, 2013 03:26 PM
With its reliance on international aid, a lack of funding for projects in Guinea-Bissau threatens to leave children without nutritional support.
May 13, 2013 10:00 AM
In the wake of SOS Children UK’s partnership with BT to provide broadband to 20 Children’s Villages in Africa, more exciting IT news comes in from Nepal.
May 10, 2013 03:17 PM
A week after publishing its mothers and babies ‘risk indexes’, Save the Children has announced a new partnership to help save the lives of infants.
May 09, 2013 02:57 PM
Following the Sahel drought crisis of 2012, development agencies in the region aim to work more closely together to combat food insecurity.
May 09, 2013 08:49 AM
SOS Children UK is excited to announce today the official launch of BT’s “Connecting Africa” project which will bring internet access to families in 20 SOS Children’s Villages across 12 African countries.
May 08, 2013 04:11 PM
Across sub-Saharan Africa, babies are seven times more likely to die on the day of their birth than infants in industrialised countries.
May 08, 2013 01:10 PM
Syrian women like Asma find it difficult to accept charity. “It brings shame on the family,” she says. For generations, farming families like hers took pride in the quality of the produce they grew. Increasingly, though, charity is the only way to survive.
May 07, 2013 04:46 PM
As delegates come together for an international conference on Somalia, a new report shows that the country is the most dangerous place for a child to be born.
May 03, 2013 03:05 PM
A new study estimates that around a quarter of a million people died during the famine in Somalia from 2010–2012, half of them young children.
May 03, 2013 11:55 AM
The 2013 edition of Wikipedia for Schools is nearing completion. Schools Wikipedia is the only checked-content version of Wikipedia available offline to children in developing countries. For the first time in four years, it is undergoing a full relaunch with a fresh look and plenty of new and updated articles.
May 03, 2013 10:01 AM
Nearly half of all under-fives in Nepal are stunted, with many children also severely malnourished.
May 02, 2013 03:38 PM
When SOS Children began its foster-care programme in the Russian city of Murmansk in 2000, there were only a handful of foster families in the area. Now, there are 600 children living with foster parents in Murmansk.
May 02, 2013 02:26 PM
Many students now take gap years and volunteering abroad is considered an ideal way to spend time between school and university. Volunteering organisations have therefore sprung up to meet this demand. But recent articles in the media have questioned whether ‘voluntourism’ really has a beneficial impact on developing communities.