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Here you'll find the latest news about SOS Children's work around the world. We also report on issues related to global health and education, development and poverty, and their impact on the communities we support.

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Niger's forgotten refugee crisis

Niger's forgotten refugee crisis

Jun 20, 2016 10:30 AM

While the world has been focused on the refugees and migrants flooding into Europe, there has been another refugee crisis unfolding in The Lake Chad basin area of Africa.

Photo story: Voices of the refugee crisis

Photo story: Voices of the refugee crisis

Jun 18, 2016 08:30 AM

From the Middle East to West Africa, children have risked death to flee conflict. Not since World War II have there been more child refugees. Numbering more than 10 million worldwide, it can be easy to lose sight of the human stories behind the statistics. This World Refugee Day, we want to change that.

Mobile App allows rapid emergency response to refugees in the Balkans

Mobile App allows rapid emergency response to refugees in the Balkans

Jun 17, 2016 09:00 AM

A new emergency response app pioneered by SOS Children's Villages is improving the ability of our teams on the ground to respond to emergency situations along the refugee route in the Balkans. The app enables refugees to quickly and easily request help and assistance. The trial stage has proven to be so successful that it is now being used by other aid agencies.

Meet the teachers giving hope to refugee children in Macedonia

Meet the teachers giving hope to refugee children in Macedonia

Jun 16, 2016 10:55 AM

As the borders across Europe are closing, hundreds of thousands of refugees are finding themselves stranded. Some 200 people – 90 of them children – are stuck at the Tabanovce refugee centre in northern Macedonia. Already a well-established presence at the centre, SOS Children’s Villages is working hard to support them.

Refugee crisis: Supporting children at risk

Refugee crisis: Supporting children at risk

Jun 15, 2016 10:10 AM

Last year, more than a million refugees and migrants arrived in Europe in search of safety and a better life. Approximately half of them were children. Many are travelling with their families, while others are on their own.

Daniel's story: From life on the street to a loving home

Daniel's story: From life on the street to a loving home

Jun 03, 2016 10:45 AM

Back in April we brought you the story of Peru’s newest SOS family –Daniel, Marco, Lucia, Rebecca, Slyvia and Mama Merche, who live at SOS Children’s Village Pachacamac. All the children had a tough start in life before coming to the Village and endured things that no child should ever have to endure. Today, thanks to SOS Children’s Villages their lives could not be more different.

Introducing digital classrooms in Kenya

Introducing digital classrooms in Kenya

Jun 02, 2016 03:30 PM

SOS Children’s Villages is introducing technology into classrooms in Kenya to help improve and increase literacy among students. Since the launch of the Open Space Literacy project, over 18,000 children have benefited.

Crossing Europe alone: Seeking safety in Finland

Crossing Europe alone: Seeking safety in Finland

May 29, 2016 09:00 AM

After a long and emotional journey to Europe, young refugees are able to start a new life in Finland with the help of SOS Children’s Villages. Fifteen teenagers recently moved into the group home in Jyväskylä, a city in western Finland. Here, two of the boys, who journeyed from Afghanistan and Iraq, share their harrowing experiences.

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