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.
Jun 19, 2013 04:23 PM
There are more than 3.6 million refugees in Africa and two-fifths of all people displaced by conflict or violence within their own country also live on the continent.
Jun 19, 2013 03:15 PM
SOS Children is offering a unique and exhilarating fundraising experience at the first-ever Silverstone 24 event on 14th-15th September this year!
Jun 18, 2013 01:34 PM
Brazil has proved that significant reductions can be achieved in the number of malnourished children through social protection and nutrition schemes.
Jun 17, 2013 04:27 PM
In humanitarian emergencies, the sexual health needs of young people are too often ignored or placed as the lowest priority.
Jun 17, 2013 11:45 AM
China stands to gain a lot from its relationship with Africa. When the Chinese invest in African industry, it is rarely at cost to themselves. Westerners are often cynical about this, and warn African nations to remain wary. But China has always acknowledged that it expects mutual benefit from its relations with other countries.The question is, what are the benefits for Africa, and is Western criticism plain hypocrisy?
Jun 14, 2013 04:02 PM
Out of 31 countries where the average woman has more than five children, 29 are in Africa.
Jun 13, 2013 04:20 PM
Suzgo grew up in eastern Zambia, and he was overjoyed last year to hear that a new Children’s Village would be opening in his hometown of Chipata. Suzgo has admired our work for as long as he can remember, and the opening of a new Village in a place so close to his heart inspired him to raise money for our work. Running the 5K at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Suzgo came 63rd out of more than a thousand contestants, and raised well over £600 for SOS Children.
Jun 13, 2013 02:40 PM
As thousands of children suffer in the conflict in Syria, work goes on to support child refugees who’ve experienced trauma.
Jun 12, 2013 01:45 PM
An estimated 10.5 million children are working as domestic labourers across the world today, many in circumstances tantamount to slavery.
Primary schooling progress in Ethiopia and other sub-Saharan countries threatened by cuts in international aid
Jun 11, 2013 04:05 PM
More than one in five primary aged children in sub-Saharan Africa have either never attended school or dropped out before completing their primary education.
Jun 10, 2013 04:20 PM
Alexis lost his parents in the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Three years on, Swedish journalists Michael and Paul share the story of how they found him wandering homeless in the rubble two months after the quake struck, and how their intervention ensured SOS Children could give a loving home to a boy who had lost everything.
Jun 10, 2013 12:24 PM
At the hunger summit over the weekend, commitments were made to double the funding available for the fight against worldwide child malnutrition.
Jun 08, 2013 07:25 PM
Speaking at today’s international summit on malnutrition, David Cameron told international delegates of his pride in Britain’s aid spending and its impact on hunger worldwide. Against this background, SOS Children is providing long-term charity support to target hunger and curb the role of malnutrition in perpetuating poverty.
Jun 07, 2013 04:11 PM
A rally will take place this weekend to coincide with the Nutrition for Growth summit, where leaders will discuss ways to tackle child malnutrition.
Jun 07, 2013 02:57 PM
Today, the UN has announced its largest ever appeal for humanitarian aid as it seeks to raise $5 billion, or £3.2 billion, for Syria. Against the worsening backdrop, SOS Children continues to deliver charity relief to thousands of children and families devastated by war.
Jun 06, 2013 03:38 PM
Ahead of the hunger summit this month, new research suggests that malnutrition may be responsible for 45% of global deaths among children under five.
Jun 05, 2013 05:37 PM
A study among learners and educators in Africa reveals that stand-alone PCs are still important for learning, though many young Africans also use laptops and mobiles daily.
Jun 05, 2013 09:32 AM
The introduction of computers to solar-powered schools in Kenya’s Dadaab camp is bringing new ways of learning to the refugee’s children.
Jun 04, 2013 10:45 AM
SOS Children is launching an emergency programme to protect children and families affected by internal conflict in the Central African Republic.
Jun 04, 2013 08:49 AM
Only around 2 in every 10 children complete secondary school in Guinea-Bissau and the poor education system is now being further hampered by strikes.