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February 2010

Haiti earthquake victims lose out: sad response to appeal to UK charities, Sri Lanka refugee crisis update, The Global Conspiracy Project raises funds for SOS Children, 'Forgotten children' - World Orphan Week special

More will die when foreign medics leave Haiti

Feb 01, 2010 07:12 PM

More will die when foreign medics leave Haiti

31 missing in Indonesia speedboat accident

Feb 01, 2010 07:15 PM

Rescue teams were today searching for at least 27 people missing after a speedboat sank off the remote Aru Islands in eastern Indonesia.

'Forgotten children' - World Orphan Week special

'Forgotten children' - World Orphan Week special

Feb 02, 2010 11:10 AM

Children in Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic

Families threatened by Amazon dam license

Feb 02, 2010 12:30 PM

Brazil’s government is pushing ahead with the building of a controversial hydroelectric dam in the Amazon.

World Orphan Week Special: Interview with novelist Alexander McCall Smith

Feb 02, 2010 12:55 PM

World Orphan Week Special: Interview with novelist Alexander McCall Smith

Peru’s chocolate revolution

Feb 02, 2010 04:20 PM

Chocolate could revolutionise a part of Peru once better known for Tupac Amaru rebels, The Shining Path terrorists, and cocaine.

Five die in Benin cholera outbreak

Feb 03, 2010 09:35 AM

Five people have died over the space of two weeks and scores more are infected after a rare outbreak of Cholera in Benin.

Rescued ‘orphans’ reunited with parents

Feb 03, 2010 11:20 AM

33 Haitian children were allegedly kidnapped by Americans claiming to be missionaries after the quake. They have now been reunited with their families.

Girls killed in Pakistan school bombing

Feb 03, 2010 02:00 PM

Four schoolgirls died and 65 were hurt in a bomb attack near a school in North West Pakistan.

Caring for children with special needs in Mexico: World Orphan Week

Feb 04, 2010 04:30 PM

Despite being born healthy, baby Luisa endured months of violence at the hands of her parents. Doctors feared she might never be able to walk or talk.

North Koreans face food shortages after failed currency reforms

Feb 04, 2010 04:57 PM

North Koreans face food shortages after failed currency reforms

Five sets of twins in one Village!: World Orphan Week

Feb 05, 2010 12:15 PM

SOS Children's Village Livingstone is special in so many ways. Not only is it the newest SOS Children's Village in Zambia - it is blessed with no less than five sets of twins!

Children too traumatised to learn in Gaza’s crippled schools

Feb 05, 2010 02:10 PM

Children too traumatised to learn in Gaza’s crippled schools

Tottenham FC launch sponsorship campaign for World Orphan Week

Feb 08, 2010 09:54 AM

Tottenham FC launch sponsorship campaign for World Orphan Week

An SOS child story from Georgia: World Orphan Week 2010

Feb 08, 2010 01:35 PM

Konstantin, or Kote as everyone calls him, is a modest dark-haired young man of 24. He was one of the first to leave the care of SOS Children's Villages Georgia and is now completely independent. He talks about his life and his dreams.

Taliban make children plant Afghanistan bombs

Feb 08, 2010 02:25 PM

Children are being forced to plant roadside bombs near British army bases in Afghanistan.

The Global Conspiracy Project raises funds for SOS Children

The Global Conspiracy Project raises funds for SOS Children

Sep 21, 2010 01:35 PM

The Global Conspiracy Project is launched to raise funds for SOS Children

From brothel baby to film star

Feb 09, 2010 09:25 AM

A baby who grew up in a brothel in Calcutta and is now studying at one of the USA's top film schools has become the subject of a successful documentary.

Families threatened by India refinery

Feb 09, 2010 02:10 PM

An alumina processing plant in east India is causing pollution that threatens local people’s health, a human rights group says.

Rights group takes on Saudi child bride’s divorce case

Feb 09, 2010 04:24 PM

Rights group takes on Saudi child bride’s divorce case

Cinema helps turn tide on female genital cutting in Mali

Feb 10, 2010 09:03 AM

Cinema helps turn tide on female genital cutting in Mali

Medicines and aid blocked by Guinea fighting

Feb 10, 2010 02:05 PM

Rising religious tensions in Guinea are stopping aid getting through to the people who need it. Clashes between Muslims and Christians broke out in N’zérékoré on Friday, leaving two people dead and 38 injured.

Orphanage fire kills 13 children in South Africa

Feb 10, 2010 04:45 PM

The director of a South African orphanage died a hero rescuing nine children as their home burned.

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Florida, Uruguay

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Florida, Uruguay

Feb 11, 2010 10:24 AM

Child sponsorship report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Florida, Uruguay

Child sponsorship update report 2009 from Lahore, Pakistan

Child sponsorship update report 2009 from Lahore, Pakistan

Feb 11, 2010 11:26 AM

Sponsor's update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Lahore, Pakistan

Children burn to death in India hostel fire

Feb 12, 2010 10:00 AM

At least 14 children were burned to death and eight others hurt when a massive fire gutted a school hostel in north eastern India.

South Africa's poor face up to broken dreams on Mandela anniversary

Feb 12, 2010 10:03 AM

South Africa's poor face up to broken dreams on Mandela anniversary

Cholera outbreak hits Papua New Guinea

Feb 12, 2010 04:10 PM

At least 40 people have died and 2,000 are infected as Papua New Guinea struggles to contain its first cholera outbreak in 50 years.

White weddings for Zambia brides

Feb 12, 2010 04:55 PM

Brides-to-be in Zambia are getting the white weddings they dreamed of thanks to a British Aids charity.

Brazil’s pre-teen carnival queen breaks down

Feb 15, 2010 01:15 PM

A seven-year-old Samba queen burst into tears as she controversially lead a Rio de Janeiro carnival parade.

Israel’s Fritzl charged with rape and incest

Feb 16, 2010 08:50 AM

A cult leader who has been dubbed Israel’s Josef Fritzl was indicted yesterday in Tel Aviv, accused of enslavement, rape, incest and other sexual crimes in a harem in which he fathered dozens of children with 32 women.

Working at SOS Children's Villages Haiti

Feb 16, 2010 12:00 PM

Anna has been working as a volunteer in the SOS Children's Village in Santo for the last three weeks.

Measles jabs for 33 million Bangladesh children

Feb 16, 2010 12:45 PM

Bangladesh is gearing up a massive two-week campaign to vaccinate 33 million children against measles.

"God has something in store for me" David's story from Haiti

Feb 16, 2010 12:56 PM

"God has something in store for me" David's story from Haiti

Madonna school uproots Malawi villagers

Feb 16, 2010 02:40 PM

Villagers in Malawi have been told to leave their homes after Madonna won a row over the plot set aside for her school.

Sponsor's update from 2009 from Lilongwe, Malawi

Sponsor's update from 2009 from Lilongwe, Malawi

Feb 16, 2010 03:35 PM

Child sponsorship update report from the SOS Children's Village Lilongwe, Malawi from 2009

Child sponsorship report from Poá, Brazil

Child sponsorship report from Poá, Brazil

Feb 16, 2010 03:34 PM

Sponsor's update report from the SOS Children's Village from Summer 2009

Child sponsorship update report 2009 from St Petersburg, Russia

Child sponsorship update report 2009 from St Petersburg, Russia

Feb 16, 2010 03:40 PM

Sponsor's update from the SOS Children's Village St Petersburg, Russia from 2009

Child sponsorship update from Calbayog, Philippines

Child sponsorship update from Calbayog, Philippines

Feb 17, 2010 11:45 AM

Sponsor's update from the SOS Children's Village Calbayog, Philippines

Sponsorship report from Kraljevo, Serbia from 2009

Sponsorship report from Kraljevo, Serbia from 2009

Feb 17, 2010 11:56 AM

Child sponsor update from the SOS Children's Village Kraljevo, Serbia from 2009

Sponsor's update report from Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories from 2009

Sponsor's update report from Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories from 2009

Feb 17, 2010 12:16 PM

Child sponsor's update report from the SOS Children's Village Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories from 2009

Malaria killed Eygpt’s king Tut

Feb 17, 2010 12:25 PM

Malaria could be what saw off Eygpt’s famous King Tutankhamun, say scientists after the most in-depth study yet of his mummy.

Child sponsorship update 2009 from Sanankoroba, Mali

Child sponsorship update 2009 from Sanankoroba, Mali

Feb 17, 2010 12:35 PM

Sponsor's update report from the SOS Children's Village Sanankoroba, Mali from June 2009

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kotayk, Armenia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kotayk, Armenia

Feb 17, 2010 12:55 PM

A Child sponsorship update from the SOS Children's Village Kotayk, Armenia

Congo women taught to take rape cases to court

Feb 17, 2010 01:55 PM

Rape victims in the south east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, can usually be paid off with five goats and some money to forget an act.

Child sponsorship 2009 update from Kingston, Jamaica

Child sponsorship 2009 update from Kingston, Jamaica

Feb 18, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Stony Hill (Kingston) Jamaica

Sponsor's update 2009 from Nairobi, Kenya

Sponsor's update 2009 from Nairobi, Kenya

Feb 18, 2010 12:00 AM

Child sponsorship report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Nairobi, Kenya

Sponsor's update 2009 from Baku, Azerbaijan

Sponsor's update 2009 from Baku, Azerbaijan

Feb 18, 2010 12:00 AM

Child sponsorship update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Baku, Azebaijan

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Feb 18, 2010 12:00 AM

Child sponsorship update report 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Girls, 14, made to marry in South Africa

Feb 18, 2010 10:25 AM

Young girls, some aged no more than 14 are still being forced to marry in some isolated parts of South Africa, despite a driven to wipe out child marriage.

Sponsor's update 2009 from Rivas, Nicaragua

Sponsor's update 2009 from Rivas, Nicaragua

Feb 19, 2010 12:00 AM

Child sponsorship update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Villages Rivas, Nicaragua

Child sponsorship report 2009 from Windhoek, Namibia

Child sponsorship report 2009 from Windhoek, Namibia

Feb 19, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update report 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Windhoek, Namibia

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Keila, Estonia

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Keila, Estonia

Feb 19, 2010 12:00 AM

Child sponsorship update report from 2009 the SOS Children's Village Keila, Estonia

Fridge-free vaccines could save thousands of children

Feb 19, 2010 08:19 AM

Fridge-free vaccines could save thousands of children

The Rotary Club of Woodstock’s annual Blenheim10K run raises £3000 for The Gambia

Feb 19, 2010 09:10 AM

The Rotary Club of Woodstock’s annual Blenheim10K run raises £3000 for The Gambia

Last of child soldiers freed in Nepal

Feb 19, 2010 01:45 PM

Fourteen years after Maoist rebels fired their first salvo against the Nepalese army, the last of the child soldiers who once formed part of the Maoist rebel force have been released.

Child sponsorship update 2009 from the Niamey, Niger

Child sponsorship update 2009 from the Niamey, Niger

Feb 20, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Niamey, Niger

Sponsor's update from 2009 from Manaus, Brazil

Sponsor's update from 2009 from Manaus, Brazil

Feb 20, 2010 12:00 AM

Child sponsorship update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Manaus, Brazil

Child sponsorship update report 2009 from Piliyandala, Sri Lanka

Child sponsorship update report 2009 from Piliyandala, Sri Lanka

Feb 20, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's VillagePiliyandala, Sri Lanka

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Feb 21, 2010 12:00 AM

Child sponsorship update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mass global screening of Aids

Feb 22, 2010 09:12 AM

Mass global screening of everyone at risk from Aids, could wipe out the disease within 40 years.

More children dying in North Korea

Feb 22, 2010 09:20 AM

More children are dying and people face shorter lives than they did 15 years ago in North Korea, new figures revealed.

Child Sponsorship report 2009 from Vientiane, Laos

Child Sponsorship report 2009 from Vientiane, Laos

Feb 22, 2010 12:42 PM

A Child Sponsorship report from 2009 from Vientiane, Laos

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Nanchang, China

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Nanchang, China

Feb 22, 2010 03:51 PM

A child sponsorship report from Children's Village Nanchang, China

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 Vinh, Vietnam

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 Vinh, Vietnam

Feb 22, 2010 04:14 PM

A child sponsorship report from children's village Vinh, in Vietnam

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Feb 22, 2010 04:40 PM

A 2009 child sponsorship report from Children's village Bissau, in Guinea-Bissau

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Feb 22, 2010 04:00 PM

A child sponsorship report from Children's Village Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Helping children off the streets in Pakistan

Feb 23, 2010 09:25 AM

In Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, tens of thousands of children live or work on the streets and that number is growing.

Child sponsorship report 2009 from Asiakwa, Ghana

Child sponsorship report 2009 from Asiakwa, Ghana

Feb 23, 2010 10:00 AM

Sponsor's update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Asiakwa, Ghana

Alarming early meningitis outbreak hits Africa

Feb 23, 2010 11:55 AM

An ‘alarming outbreak of meningitis epidemic has struck early and is spreading across sub-Saharan Africa.

Education in Africa suffers from bad management

Feb 23, 2010 02:00 PM

Poor management, a lack of accountability and shoddy financial record keeping is threatening the quality of education in African countries, says a report out today.

Darfur mobile boom a lifeline for homeless families

Feb 23, 2010 04:30 PM

Darfur mobile boom a lifeline for homeless families

Sri Lanka refugee crisis update

Sri Lanka refugee crisis update

Feb 23, 2010 08:12 PM

Update on children left alone after the recent crisis in Sri Lanka

Choosing a London Marathon Charity

Choosing a London Marathon Charity

Feb 24, 2010 11:50 AM

Choosing a London Marathon Charity: how you should choose a charity if you have a place in the London Marathon

Families face hunger in Burundi

Feb 24, 2010 12:15 PM

Tens of thousands of people are going hungry and many others are being forced to leave the country for work to feed their families after a drought in Burundi.

Palestinian olive oil goes global with Fairtrade

Feb 24, 2010 02:10 PM

Palestinian olive oil producers in the West Bank are tapping into niche markets abroad with backing from the Fairtrade Foundation.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bhersaf, Lebanon

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bhersaf, Lebanon

Feb 24, 2010 03:45 PM

A child sponsorship report from Bhersaf in Lebanon, written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Dakar, Senegal

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Dakar, Senegal

Feb 24, 2010 04:20 PM

A child sponsorship report from Dakar, Senegal. Written in 2009.

Families hunt for missing in Indonesia mudslide

Feb 24, 2010 04:30 PM

Tea plantation workers and their families were given no warning before a huge landslide swamped their Indonesian village, killing 15 and leaving scores more missing.

Sleeping sickness epidemic feared in Congo

Feb 25, 2010 09:10 AM

An outbreak of sleeping sickness in the Democratic Republic of Congo could become an epidemic.

Haiti earthquake victims lose out

Haiti earthquake victims lose out

Feb 25, 2010 11:10 AM

Haiti loses out: disappointing response to appeal to UK charities

Children go back to school in Sri Lanka

Feb 26, 2010 09:05 AM

Thousands of children have gone back to school in northern Sri Lanka, as the area’s shattered education service is being rebuilt.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Cuzco, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Cuzco, Peru

Feb 26, 2010 09:00 AM

A child sponsorship report from 2009 about our village in Cuzco, Peru.

Circumcision Zimbabwe's shield against Aids

Feb 26, 2010 01:40 PM

Young men in Zimbabwe are lining up to be circumcised ahead of a government policy making the operation a method to reduce HIV.

Deadly earthquake hits central Chile

Feb 27, 2010 04:05 PM

A massive earthquake of magnitude 8.8 has struck central Chile, triggering a tsunami. The quake that devastated Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, in January was magnitude 7.0.

Chile Earthquake: First report from SOS Children

Feb 27, 2010 05:25 PM

First Report on the Earthquake in Chile from Victor Beltran, National Director SOS Children’s Villages Chile

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