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January 2010

Haiti orphan appeal, Visit to SOS Children’s Villages in Latvia and Germany by Dan Sutton, 1st Silver End Scout Leader

Somaliland gets thousands more children into school

Jan 04, 2010 10:40 AM

Tens of thousands more children are going to school in Somaliland, pushing up the literacy rate from 20 per cent to 45 per cent, in the last 10 years.

Floods kill 76 in Brazil

Jan 04, 2010 01:43 PM

Floods and mudslides triggered by non-stop rain have killed at least 76 people and left dozens more missing in southern Brazil.

Homeless, poor and old bear the brunt of India’s cold snap

Jan 04, 2010 03:58 PM

Homeless, poor and elderly people suffered the most when a cold wave sweeping across India killed at least 100 people.

Second chance for Uganda’s street children

Jan 05, 2010 01:29 PM

Dozens of children and adults have found themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of begging and scavenging on the streets of Uganda’s capital.

South Sudan vote threatens deadly flare up

Jan 05, 2010 05:05 PM

Five years after its last civil war ended, votes due in months have reignited fears Africa’s biggest country will again spiral into crisis.

Children die in Pakistan landslide

Jan 06, 2010 10:26 AM

Children were among the 20 people were killed and dozens more feared dead after a landslide triggered by snow plunged two Pakistan villages into a river.

China fights growing tuberculosis problem

Jan 06, 2010 02:22 PM

More than two billion people, or a third of the world population, are infected with the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB).

Children risk being killed by witch doctors in Uganda

Jan 07, 2010 01:56 PM

A BBC investigation into human sacrifice in Uganda suggests the ritual killings of children may be more common than authorities have acknowledged.

30,000 need aid after Kenya floods

Jan 07, 2010 04:06 PM

Tens of thousands of people urgently need shelter, water, food and medical care after floods ravaged Kenya and forced them to leave their homes the Kenya Red Cross Society KRCS said.

Child soldiers start new life

Jan 07, 2010 05:33 PM

Child soldiers who once fought for Nepal's Maoist rebels will be freed from detention camps to start a new life.

Children get a chance in Malaysia’s refugee-run schools

Jan 07, 2010 05:51 PM

Refugee communities living in Malaysia have taken their children’s education into their own hands and set up their own schools in the cities and towns they live in.

Mosquito nets protect millions of Congolese children from Malaria

Jan 08, 2010 01:31 PM

Two million children under five and their families will be among 10 million people to get a free mosquito net for their bed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Aids patients given free travel in Delhi

Jan 08, 2010 02:09 PM

HIV and Aids patients will soon be able to travel free on Delhi’s buses in a major new initiative to give them Below Poverty Line cards.

EC pledges £1.2 million to help Guatemala cope with severe drought

Jan 11, 2010 09:01 AM

The European commission has pledged £1.2 million to help Guatemala cope with severe drought.

More Pakistan families homeless in 2010

Jan 11, 2010 09:05 AM

Tens of thousands more Pakistanis risk being forced from their homes this year as the army steps up its fight against the Taliban.

Wealth and health of poor depends on biodiversity, says UN

Jan 11, 2010 02:05 PM

Biodiversity is spotlighted this year as the United Nations named 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity, warning that the loss of species will endanger the world's population.

Five children killed in Congo mine collapse

Jan 11, 2010 04:20 PM

Six people including five children died when a in a tin mine collapsed in southeast Congo.

My visit to SOS Children’s Village in Quito, Ecuador by Susan Stobbs

Jan 12, 2010 09:44 AM

My visit to SOS Children’s Village in Quito, Ecuador by Susan Stobbs

Women on the West Bank fight poverty with enterprise

Jan 12, 2010 03:46 PM

Nearly a year after the war in Gaza, women in the West Bank are overcoming poverty by running their own co-operatives.

Preference for boys forecast to leave 24m Chinese without a wife

Jan 12, 2010 04:49 PM

Twenty-four million men in China will face huge problems finding themselves a wife, by the end of the decade because of the country’s ‘one couple, one child’ family planning policy, a report says.

Breaking down the stigma: SOS Malawi’s work for the rights of disabled children

Jan 13, 2010 09:57 AM

Breaking down the stigma: SOS Malawi’s work for the rights of disabled children. Interview with Jeremy Sandbrook.

Visit to SOS Children’s Villages in Latvia and Germany by Dan Sutton, 1st Silver End Scout Leader

Jan 14, 2010 09:25 AM

Visit to SOS Children’s Villages in Latvia and Germany by Dan Sutton, 1st Silver End Scout Leader

Children killed as train hits school bus

Jan 14, 2010 05:12 PM

Eleven children died after a train hit a bus packed with school pupils in Pakistan.

SuperSport United makes a special delivery to SOS Children's Village Rustenburg

Jan 19, 2010 04:33 PM

SuperSport United makes a special delivery to SOS Children's Village Rustenburg

Girl killed and 4,000 homeless after Philippines shanty town blaze

Jan 20, 2010 08:36 AM

Girl killed and 4,000 homeless after Philippines shanty town blaze

Haitians flee quake-ravaged capital

Jan 23, 2010 11:41 AM

Ten days since the earthquake struck, crowds of Haitians are scrambling to quit the stricken city of Port-au-Prince.

Floods leave thousands of families homeless in Tanzania

Jan 25, 2010 09:00 AM

Severe floods caused by three weeks of heavy rain have completely engulfed 28,000 families’ homes, forcing them to rely on emergency food and relief.

Second chance for Tanzania’s child mums

Jan 25, 2010 02:01 PM

In Tanzania, one in four girls under 18 is a mother and most of these girls are still in school when they first become pregnant.

Celebrating the SOS Children’s Village: World Orphan Week

Jan 25, 2010 03:50 PM

A celebration of the SOS Children's Village model. For World Orphan Week

Sri Lanka on the brink of new unrest

Jan 27, 2010 08:52 AM

Sri Lanka is on the verge of new and potentially violent political unrest after the government challenged the main opposition candidate in the presidential election.

Malaria vaccine could be three years away, says Bill Gates

Jan 27, 2010 08:54 AM

Malaria vaccine could be three years away, says Bill Gates

Gaza Blog: Haiti's disturbing earthquake and the SOS Children’s Village

Jan 27, 2010 09:03 AM

Gaza Blog: Haiti's disturbing earthquake and the SOS Children’s Village

Most EU sex workers from Romania

Jan 27, 2010 01:50 PM

A survey reveals that most migrant sex workers from within the EU originate from Romania.

World meets for Yemen talks

Jan 27, 2010 03:55 PM

Talks chaired by David Miliband aim to seal international deal on Yemen security concerns.

Mongolian families face hunger and poverty in big freeze

Jan 28, 2010 10:56 AM

Mongolian families face hunger and poverty in big freeze

Education key to healing Haiti’s future

Jan 28, 2010 04:48 PM

The destruction of the education system by the earthquake in Haiti is one of the worst threats to the country’s future, say education officials there.

Schoolchildren get a roof over their head in Darfur

Jan 29, 2010 10:15 AM

Schoolchildren get a roof over their head in Darfur

Pregnant women dying because of discrimination Burkina Faso

Jan 29, 2010 10:49 AM

Women In Burkina Faso are dying needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth because of sex discrimination Amnesty International said in a new report.

Haiti Orphan Appeal: 198 lone children living in safe haven

Haiti Orphan Appeal: 198 lone children living in safe haven

Jan 29, 2010 11:20 AM

Haiti Earthquake orphan news from 28/29 January 2010

Child slaves to multiply after Haiti quake

Jan 29, 2010 01:03 PM

Haiti’s long-standing problem of child slaves is set to worsen as poverty spreads after the earthquake, experts fear.

Sudan street girls risk sexual exploitation

Jan 29, 2010 04:05 PM

In southern Sudan, girls face many risks, including rape and sexual abuse. Poor opportunities often mean that sex work is often the only means of survival.

Refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo swamp aid agencies

Jan 15, 2010 04:40 PM

Refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo swamp aid agencies

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