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March 2010

SOS Somali Doctor: "I hope one day Somalia will be safe", Sports Relief: Foraging a living on a rubbish dump, Gaza’s scarred children, Chile Earthquake Emergency: third update and action plan, Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children: Charity gets much needed boost
Child sponsorship 2009 update from Bangpoo, Thailand

Child sponsorship 2009 update from Bangpoo, Thailand

Mar 01, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Bangpoo, Thailand

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Potosi, Bolivia

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Potosi, Bolivia

Mar 01, 2010 12:00 AM

Child sponsorship update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Potosi, Bolivia

Commonwealth clean up targets Delhi’s beggars

Mar 01, 2010 09:05 AM

People living in Delhi’s shanty towns are being swept off the city's streets as it prepares to host the Commonwealth Games.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Belen, Paraguay

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Belen, Paraguay

Mar 01, 2010 10:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Belen in Paraguay. Written in 2009.

Aid workers descend on quake devastated Chile

Mar 01, 2010 11:45 AM

Charity workers from Britain are due to land in Chile today to help with the aid effort after Saturday's massive earthquake.

Building a roof for the children and community at Ayacucho, Peru

Building a roof for the children and community at Ayacucho, Peru

Mar 01, 2010 02:45 PM

Report from charity supporter on visit to an SOS Children's project at Ayacucho, Peru for children and the local community.

Big rise in Afghan child migrants

Mar 02, 2010 08:30 AM

Growing numbers of lone Afghan children are applying for asylum across Europe, aid agencies warn.

Chile Earthquake emergency: armed looting threatens Children charity

Chile Earthquake emergency: armed looting threatens Children charity

Mar 02, 2010 10:45 AM

Chile Earthquake emergency: looting threatens Children charity

Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children: Charity gets much needed boost

Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children: Charity gets much needed boost

Sep 02, 2010 01:25 AM

On Tuesday 31st August, BBC2 re-aired a moving documentary called "Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children" describing the plight of children growing up in very difficult circumstances in Zimbabwe.

Football spreads Aids message to South Africa children

Mar 02, 2010 01:45 PM

Football spreads Aids message to South Africa children

Classical Stars Join Forces to Support Haiti Quake Orphans’ with CLASSIC RESPONSE

Classical Stars Join Forces to Support Haiti Quake Orphans’ with CLASSIC RESPONSE

Mar 28, 2010 08:25 AM

Haiti earthquake appeal supported by classical music stars at one-night concert at The Royal Albert Hall.

100 schoolchildren buried in Uganda landslide

Mar 02, 2010 03:55 PM

A hundred schoolchildren are among the 300 people killed when landslides caused by heavy rain hit Eastern Uganda last night.

Chile lifts curfew as troops struggle to stop looting

Mar 03, 2010 09:07 AM

Chile lifts curfew as troops struggle to stop looting

Chile Earthquake Emergency: third update and action plan

Chile Earthquake Emergency: third update and action plan

Mar 03, 2010 01:00 PM

At around 3.34 am on 27 February the south and central areas of Chile were hit by an earthquake measuring around 8.8 on the Richter scale.

Free care for Sierra Leone mums and children

Mar 03, 2010 02:35 PM

Pregnant women, breast-feeding mums and children under five will no longer have to pay for health care in Sierra Leone after a change announced by the president.

Thousands of families flee Syria drought

Mar 03, 2010 04:50 PM

Around 300,000 families have fled droughts in Syria while those left behind are struggling to survive on limited food and water during one of the worst displacements in recent years.

Birth defects surge among Fallujah children

Mar 04, 2010 01:55 PM

An alarming number of children are being born with birth defects in the Iraqi town of Fallujah six years after the intense fighting between US forces and Sunni insurgents.

Child camel jockey ban flouted in United Arab Emirates

Mar 04, 2010 01:55 PM

Child camel jockey ban flouted in United Arab Emirates

Sixty-three women and children killed in India stamped

Mar 04, 2010 04:49 PM

Sixty-three women and children killed in India stamped

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Somaliland

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Somaliland

Mar 05, 2010 10:21 AM

A child sponsorship report from Somaliland. Written in 2009.

Chile Earthquake: Update 4 March 2010

Mar 05, 2010 10:45 AM

An update from our Chilean National Director Victor Beltran, describing our emergency work following the devastating earthquake which hit in late February.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hyderabad, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hyderabad, India

Mar 05, 2010 11:19 AM

A child sponsorship report from Hyderabad in India. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ladimirevci, Croatia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ladimirevci, Croatia

Mar 05, 2010 11:47 AM

A child sponsorship report from Ladimirevci, Croatia. Written in 2009.

Poor at the back of the queue for Chile aid

Mar 05, 2010 01:35 PM

As aid begins to arrive in the Chilean city Concepcion, Poor people are the last in line for aid handouts as a class divide has emerged in earthquake-ravaged Chile.

Rats help clear landmines in Africa

Mar 05, 2010 02:20 PM

Rats are being used to clear landmines in Tanzania and Mozambique. They are well-placed to carry out this work due to their their sensitive sense of smell.

Children slaughtered in Nigeria religious massacre

Mar 08, 2010 02:18 PM

Children slaughtered in Nigeria religious massacre

Call for action on mums dying in childbirth

Mar 08, 2010 02:30 PM

Every minute a mother-to-be from somewhere around the world dies because they don't have access to the vital healthcare they need before and during childbirth.

Chile earthquake update

Mar 08, 2010 03:50 PM

A further update from our work in Chile after the 2010 earthquake.

World has failed children, says Tutu

Mar 10, 2010 12:25 PM

Children have been used and abused in conflicts across the world for the past 20 years, says Desmond Tutu, with young people suffering murder, rape and assault.

Charity supporter report from Arusha, Tanzania

Mar 10, 2010 02:35 PM

Visit by charity supporter to SOS Children project in Arusha, Tanzania

India’s leap forward for women

Mar 10, 2010 04:15 PM

A third of seats in India’s parliament will be reserved for women after it gave a historic bill the go-ahead.

Somalia’s hungry not getting food aid

Mar 11, 2010 09:25 AM

Half the food aid sent to Somalia finds its way into a web of corrupt contractors, radical Islamist militants and local United Nations staff members, says report.

Health fears after Uganda mudslides

Mar 11, 2010 12:25 PM

Hundreds of thousands of people made homeless by Uganda’s deadly mudslides now risk serious illness.

Survivors of Sunday’s bloody massacre in central Nigeria have been reliving their ordeal

Mar 11, 2010 12:50 PM

Survivors of Sunday’s bloody massacre in central Nigeria have been reliving their ordeal

Child refugees back in school in Republic of Congo

Mar 12, 2010 12:20 PM

Child refugees back in school in Republic of Congo

Families urged to flee Somali capital

Mar 12, 2010 02:30 PM

The mayor of Mogadishu has told families to leave the Somali capital today, on the third straight day of fighting in some of the worst violence in nearly a year.

Child sponsorship update 2009 from Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Child sponsorship update 2009 from Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Mar 13, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update report 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Child Sponsorship report 2009 from Kakiri, Uganda, 2009

Child Sponsorship report 2009 from Kakiri, Uganda, 2009

Mar 14, 2010 12:05 PM

Child Sponsorship report from the SOS Children's Village of Kakiri, in Uganda, from 2009

Gaza’s scarred children

Gaza’s scarred children

Mar 15, 2010 11:00 AM

Gaza’s scarred children: dispatches documentary tonight.

Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts walks for Haiti earthquake charity

Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts walks for Haiti earthquake charity

Mar 28, 2010 08:30 AM

The original winner of Britain's Got Talent in 2007, Paul Potts, is walking from Wales to London to raise funds for children affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Niger Famine 2010 Emergency Appeal

Niger Famine 2010 Emergency Appeal

Mar 15, 2010 05:45 PM

A looming famine in Niger is threatening up to half the country's population. SOS Children has launched emergency relief programme in Niger, with a limited scope of protecting ten thousand children from starvation.

Billions more needed to vaccinate poor children

Mar 16, 2010 08:35 AM

Billions more needed to vaccinate poor children

New emergency relief programme in Niger

Mar 16, 2010 08:45 AM

SOS Children launches emergency relief programme in Niger to protect 10,000 children from famine

Kidnapped British boy found safe in Pakistan

Kidnapped British boy found safe in Pakistan

Mar 16, 2010 09:55 AM

Kidnapped British boy found safe in Pakistan (comment on the news reports)

Mum’s joy as Pakistan kidnap boy freed

Mar 16, 2010 04:25 PM

The mother of a little boy kidnapped by gunmen on a family holiday in Pakistan today spoke of her joy as her son was found unhurt.

Chile Earthquake: Follow-up 15 March 2010

Mar 17, 2010 08:00 AM

A news article updating on our work in Chile following the disastrous earthquake of 2010.

Health fear as Thai democracy protesters spill blood

Mar 17, 2010 08:57 AM

Health fear as Thai democracy protesters spill blood

Child sponsorship Report 2009, from Borovljany, Belarus

Child sponsorship Report 2009, from Borovljany, Belarus

Mar 17, 2010 11:25 AM

A child sponsorship report from Borovljany in Belarus. Written in 2009.

Haiti: 33 "orphans" to be reunited with their parents

Mar 17, 2010 02:37 PM

Haiti: 33 "orphans" to be reunited with their parents

Lesotho makes leaps in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission

Mar 17, 2010 04:46 PM

Lesotho makes leaps in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Tirana, Albania

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Tirana, Albania

Mar 18, 2010 09:00 AM

A child sponsorship report from Tirana in Albania. Written in 2009.

Ethiopia traffickers promise World Cup jobs

Mar 18, 2010 02:40 PM

People traffickers are using the football world cup to lure hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians abroad, a new report reveals.

Rising from the Rubble

Mar 19, 2010 10:20 AM

An eleven minute video showing the incredible work we are doing to help families in Haiti following the devastating earthquake which struck in January.

Chile Earthquake: Follow-up 17 March 2010

Mar 19, 2010 10:45 AM

An news article from March 2010 following up on the emergency work of children's charity SOS Children after the Chilean earthquake and tsunami.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Dehradin, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Dehradin, India

Mar 19, 2010 12:10 PM

a child sponsorship report from Dehradin in India. Written in 2009.

Britain buys South Africa 42 million condoms for World Cup

Mar 19, 2010 01:48 PM

Britain buys South Africa 42 million condoms for World Cup

Child Sponsorship Update 2009 from Vari, Greece

Child Sponsorship Update 2009 from Vari, Greece

Mar 19, 2010 02:35 PM

A 2009 child sponsorship update from Children's Village Vari, Greece,

Record loan for India’s schools

Mar 19, 2010 04:15 PM

Indian schools are benefiting from a loan of $1bn from the World Bank in a bid to help improve the number of children entering primary school in the country.

Sports Relief: Malaria, African children and better life

Sports Relief: Malaria, African children and better life

Mar 19, 2010 10:35 PM

An editorial on the 2010 Sports Relief charity campaign, welcoming its help for Africa's children

Child sponsorship report 2009 from Manila, Philippines

Child sponsorship report 2009 from Manila, Philippines

Mar 20, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update report 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Manila, Philippines

Sports Relief: "Hasan and his brothers" AIDS Orphans.

Sports Relief: "Hasan and his brothers" AIDS Orphans.

Mar 21, 2010 04:50 PM

A film about AIDS orphan Hasan makes a clear statement about the need to tackle AIDS, which so often tears families apart and leaves children alone and vulnerable.

Sports Relief: Foraging a living on a rubbish dump

Sports Relief: Foraging a living on a rubbish dump

Mar 21, 2010 06:50 PM

Sports Relief: Foraging a living on a rubbish dump, another sports relief campaign

Child sponsorship update report 2009 Assomada, Cape Verde

Child sponsorship update report 2009 Assomada, Cape Verde

Mar 22, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update report 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Assomada, Cape Verde

SOS Somali Doctor: "I hope one day Somalia will be safe"

Mar 22, 2010 02:55 PM

A Somali doctor has said that he hopes Somalia will be a safe country to live in one day. He himself is a victim of a suicide bombing but fortunately made a recovery.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Paraiba, Brazil

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Paraiba, Brazil

Mar 22, 2010 03:50 PM

A child sponsorship report from Paraiba in Brazil. Written in 2009.

Film shows for Haiti earthquake children

Mar 23, 2010 09:05 AM

Children traumatised by the Haiti earthquake are being offered light relief in the form of films and messages of support from British children through a project set up by Bristol’s Cube Cinema.

SuperLullabies to the rescue!

Mar 23, 2010 09:35 AM

Two months have passed since the devastating earthquake shook the Caribbean island of Haiti. But the work of counting the dead and injured will continue for some time.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Chengdu, China

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Chengdu, China

Mar 23, 2010 04:15 PM

A child sponsorship report from Chengdu in China. Written in 2009.

227 million escape shanty towns but numbers still grow

Mar 23, 2010 04:30 PM

227 million escape shanty towns but numbers still grow

Families harmed by Laos dam project

Mar 24, 2010 09:10 AM

The biggest hydroelectric project in Laos, should close down until it has paid villagers affected by it compensation, say activists.

Chocolate - The Bitter Truth about child slaves

Mar 24, 2010 01:40 PM

Children as young as seven are working long hours on cocoa farms, helping to make the chocolate we love so much.

Girl’s education key to cutting Tanzania’s HIV/Aids

Mar 24, 2010 01:39 PM

Girl’s education key to cutting Tanzania’s HIV/Aids

Women sleep in streets as South Africa cleans up for Games

Mar 25, 2010 09:02 AM

Women sleep in streets as South Africa cleans up for Games

UK bans child-luring bombs

Mar 25, 2010 12:05 PM

Bombs children often mistake for toys were banned for use by the British army today as Gordon Brown called on countries around the world to do the same.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Trjavna, Bulgaria

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Trjavna, Bulgaria

Mar 25, 2010 12:30 PM

A child sponsorship report from Trjavna, Bulgaria. Written in 2009.

Chile Earthquake: Update 23/24 March 2010

Mar 25, 2010 02:40 PM

March 2010 update following the earthquake and tsunami which struck Chile earlier in the year.

Schools reopen in Haiti

Mar 25, 2010 02:45 PM

Schools are set to reopen across Haiti from 1 April following the earthquake which hit in January, destroying infrastructure, facilities and services.

Mobile schools for Kenya’s nomad children

Mar 25, 2010 03:55 PM

Unusual conditions call for unusual teaching methods, which is exactly what teachers in Kenyan village of Saka Junction have come up with.

Wallace and Gromit bring movie dream to South African children

Mar 25, 2010 04:59 PM

Wallace and Gromit bring movie dream to South African children

Sponsor's update from 2009 from Amman, Jordan

Sponsor's update from 2009 from Amman, Jordan

Mar 26, 2010 12:00 AM

Child sponsorship update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Amman, Jordan

China sends emergency food to drought-hit south

Mar 26, 2010 08:20 AM

China has sent 1.4m tonnes of emergency grain supplies to drought-stricken southern provinces that are struggling to cope with the worst drought in decades.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Quito, Ecuador

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Quito, Ecuador

Mar 26, 2010 11:50 AM

A child sponsorship report from Quito in Ecuador. Written in 2009.

China’s first women astronauts have to be wives and mothers

Mar 26, 2010 01:40 PM

China’s first women astronauts have to be wives and mothers

Children suffer Chad food shortage

Mar 26, 2010 01:45 PM

Growing numbers of children are facing malnutrition in western Chad where two million people need food aid.

Drug gangs force Colombian families off their land

Mar 26, 2010 03:58 PM

Drug gangs force Colombian families off their land

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Bhimtal, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Bhimtal, India

Mar 26, 2010 04:40 PM

A child sponsorship report from Bhimtal, India. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ricaurte, Ecuador

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ricaurte, Ecuador

Mar 27, 2010 04:15 PM

A child sponsorship report from Ricaurte, Ecuador. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Chiang Rai, Thailand

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Chiang Rai, Thailand

Mar 27, 2010 04:20 PM

A child sponsorship report from Chiang Rai in Thailand. Written in 2009.

Child sponsorship 2009 update from Grancanica, Bosnia

Child sponsorship 2009 update from Grancanica, Bosnia

Mar 28, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update report 2009 from Grancanica, Bosnia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kandalaksha, Russia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kandalaksha, Russia

Mar 26, 2010 12:20 PM

A child sponsorship report from Kandalaksha in Russia

Global Fund asks for £13bn for Aids, Malaria and TB

Mar 29, 2010 09:09 AM

Global Fund asks for £13bn for Aids, Malaria and TB

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Portoviejo, Ecuador

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Portoviejo, Ecuador

Mar 29, 2010 10:25 AM

A child sponsorship report from Portoviejo, Ecuador. Written in 2009.

Official opening of SOS Children's 500th Village in Colombia

Mar 29, 2010 01:36 PM

Official Inauguration of 500th SOS Children's Village worldwide in Colombia

More than 150 die in Nigeria meningitis outbreak

Mar 29, 2010 04:35 PM

Some 156 people have died of meningitis in the past week alone in Nigeria and 1,500 are infected, said the country's National Emergency Management Agency.

Appeal for Mongolia herder families

Mar 29, 2010 05:05 PM

The Red Cross appealed today for £630,000 to help Mongolian herder families who have lost livestock in a severe cold spell aid agencies are dubbing an unfolding disaster.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Zarate, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Zarate, Peru

Mar 30, 2010 11:05 AM

A child sponsorship report from Zarate in Peru. Written in 2009.

Chile to spend £1.7bn to rebuild quake-hit homes

Mar 30, 2010 02:05 PM

One month since a massive earthquake struck the south of the country, Chile's government promised to spend more than $2.5bn (£1.7bn) to rebuild hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed or damaged.

Uganda’s bit on the side anti Aids campaign

Mar 31, 2010 11:50 AM

Nearly 1m people live with AIDS in Uganda. A new campaign seeks to reduce contraction in a bit to protect Ugandans from a disease which can have devastating consequences.

Babies’ bodies wash up on China beach

Mar 31, 2010 02:50 PM

At least 21 babies and foetuses have been found washed up on the beach of a river in eastern China.

Rebuilding Haiti: "A Haiti Fit for Children"

Mar 31, 2010 03:00 PM

After the Haiti earthquake of 2010, SOS Children's goal as an international children's charity was to help rebuild a country fit for the next generation.

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