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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Jan 11, 2010 09:01 AM
The European commission has pledged £1.2 million to help Guatemala cope with severe drought.
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.
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.
Jan 11, 2010 04:20 PM
Six people including five children died when a in a tin mine collapsed in southeast Congo.
Jan 12, 2010 09:44 AM
My visit to SOS Children’s Village in Quito, Ecuador by Susan Stobbs
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.
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.
Jan 13, 2010 09:57 AM
Breaking down the stigma: SOS Malawi’s work for the rights of disabled children. Interview with Jeremy Sandbrook.
Jan 14, 2010 09:25 AM
Visit to SOS Children’s Villages in Latvia and Germany by Dan Sutton, 1st Silver End Scout Leader
Jan 14, 2010 05:12 PM
Eleven children died after a train hit a bus packed with school pupils in Pakistan.
Jan 19, 2010 04:33 PM
SuperSport United makes a special delivery to SOS Children's Village Rustenburg
Jan 20, 2010 08:36 AM
Girl killed and 4,000 homeless after Philippines shanty town blaze
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.
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.
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.
Jan 25, 2010 03:50 PM
A celebration of the SOS Children's Village model. For World Orphan Week
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.
Jan 27, 2010 08:54 AM
Malaria vaccine could be three years away, says Bill Gates
Jan 27, 2010 09:03 AM
Gaza Blog: Haiti's disturbing earthquake and the SOS Children’s Village
Jan 27, 2010 01:50 PM
A survey reveals that most migrant sex workers from within the EU originate from Romania.
Jan 27, 2010 03:55 PM
Talks chaired by David Miliband aim to seal international deal on Yemen security concerns.
Jan 28, 2010 10:56 AM
Mongolian families face hunger and poverty in big freeze
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.
Jan 29, 2010 10:15 AM
Schoolchildren get a roof over their head in Darfur
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.
Jan 29, 2010 11:20 AM
Haiti Earthquake orphan news from 28/29 January 2010
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.
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.
Jan 15, 2010 04:40 PM
Refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo swamp aid agencies