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April 2010

The Clijsters-Lynch family backs SOS Children's Villages, Welcome to Lagos: our charity view, Hundreds dead in China quake, Mum talk saves babies

India’s biometric census

Apr 01, 2010 11:55 AM

The Indian government is to collect data such as fingerprints and photographs in its first ever biometric census, which will be administered by over 2.5 official early next year.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mogadishu, Somalia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mogadishu, Somalia

Apr 01, 2010 04:40 PM

A child sponsorship report from Mogadishu in Somalia. Written in 2009.

Easter surprises for children in Eastern Europe

Easter surprises for children in Eastern Europe

Apr 01, 2010 10:00 PM

Discover how children from SOS Children's Village Skopje celebrate Easter.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Sonsonate, El Salvador

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Sonsonate, El Salvador

Apr 02, 2010 11:55 AM

A child sponsorship report from Sonsonate in El Salvador. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Astana, Kazakhstan

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Astana, Kazakhstan

Apr 02, 2010 12:05 PM

A child sponsorship report from Astana in Kazakhstan. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Rionegro, Colombia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from Rionegro, Colombia

Apr 02, 2010 03:15 PM

A child sponsorship report from the Childrens' Village Rionegro, in Colombia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Los Aromos, Chile

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Los Aromos, Chile

Apr 02, 2010 04:55 PM

a child sponsorship report from Los Aromos in Chile. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ca Mau, Vietnam

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ca Mau, Vietnam

Apr 03, 2010 09:55 AM

A child sponsorship report from Ca Mau, Vietnam. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Zanzibar, Tanzania

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Zanzibar, Tanzania

Apr 03, 2010 11:40 AM

A child sponsorship report from Zanzibar in Tanzania. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from N'Djamena, Chad

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 from N'Djamena, Chad

Apr 03, 2010 01:30 PM

a child sponsorship report from N'Djamena in Chad. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bogota, Colombia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bogota, Colombia

Apr 04, 2010 02:10 PM

A child sponsorship report from Bogota in Colombia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Makalle, Ethiopia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Makalle, Ethiopia

Apr 05, 2010 10:50 AM

A child sponsorship report from Makalle, Ethiopia. Written in 2009.

Babies killed to mask infidelity in Senegal

Apr 06, 2010 08:35 AM

Babies born as the result of an extra-marital affair are being killed by their mothers in Senegal to reduce shame and fear after committing infidelity.

Harvest relief for Zambia

Apr 06, 2010 01:50 PM

Forecasts of a plentiful harvest have come at just the right time for Zambia, where soaring food and fuel prices have made it a struggle for people to feed their families.

Schoolchildren in Uzbekistan get into the classsics

Apr 06, 2010 02:30 PM

Schoolchildren in Uzbekistan get into the classsics

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hohenau, Paraguay

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hohenau, Paraguay

Apr 06, 2010 03:30 PM

A child sponsorship report from Hohenau, Paraguay. Written in 2009.

SOS School reopens in Haiti

Apr 06, 2010 04:35 PM

Our SOS school in the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince has reopened following the devastating earthquake of January 2010.

Keeping families together in Haiti

Apr 06, 2010 04:45 PM

After the Haitian earthquake, we sought to bring care to as many children as possible. We also strove to ensure that unaccompanied children were reunited with their families.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 Islice, Latvia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009 Islice, Latvia

Apr 07, 2010 09:30 AM

A child sponsorship report from Islice in Latvia. Written in 2009.

95 dead in Brazil floods

Apr 07, 2010 12:21 PM

95 dead in Brazil floods

World Health Day centres on cities

Apr 07, 2010 02:15 PM

Access to proper healthcare in countryside areas has long been a problem in the world’s poorest countries.

Children's library opens at SOS Social Centre Gulu in Uganda

Apr 07, 2010 02:30 PM

Children's library opens at SOS Social Centre Gulu in Uganda

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bangui in Central African Republic

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bangui in Central African Republic

Apr 07, 2010 03:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Bangui in Central African Republic. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tete, Mozambique

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tete, Mozambique

Apr 08, 2010 09:55 AM

A report from our Children's Village in Tete, Mozambique. As an SOS child sponsor, you can expect to receive letters like this twice a year, in summer and at Christmas.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Khartoum, Sudan

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Khartoum, Sudan

Apr 08, 2010 10:05 AM

A child sponsorship report from Khartoum in Sudan. Written in 2009.

Security tightened in Bishkek following Kyrgyzstan violence

Apr 08, 2010 11:50 AM

After Wednesday's violence in the Kyrgyzstan captial Bishkek, measures have been taken to increase security for children at the SOS Children's Village Bishkek, located near the Ata-Turk Park.

Mum talk saves babies

Mum talk saves babies

Apr 08, 2010 12:03 PM

Getting new mums to chat about pregnancy and maternal health lowers the risk of babies dying, new research shows.

Cyclone survivors hit by Bangladesh floods

Apr 08, 2010 12:08 PM

Tens of thousands of people have been left marooned and homeless by rising floodwaters in Bangladesh.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Meulaboh, Indonesia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Meulaboh, Indonesia

Apr 08, 2010 03:00 PM

A child sponsorship report from Meulaboh, Indonesia. Written in 2009

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Apr 08, 2010 04:45 PM

A child sponsor report from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Written in 2009.

Child sponsorship update from 2009 from Concepción, Chile

Child sponsorship update from 2009 from Concepción, Chile

Apr 09, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Concepción, Chile

Yemen food crisis

Apr 09, 2010 09:15 AM

Food must be brought into Yemen if millions are to avoid possible starvation, says the World Food Programme, which has only a quarter of its yearly budget.

Veggies help women grow free from poverty

Apr 09, 2010 10:55 AM

Growing veg is helping African women earn money and feed their families in the Sahel region, which has long battled disasters such as droughts and hunger.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mussoorie (Happy Valley), India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mussoorie (Happy Valley), India

Apr 10, 2010 11:05 AM

A child sponsorship report from Mussoorie (Happy Valley) in India. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hai Phong, Vietnam

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hai Phong, Vietnam

Apr 10, 2010 11:20 AM

A child sponsorship report from Hai Phong in Vietnam. Written in 2009.

Brazil landslides kill 380

Apr 10, 2010 11:57 AM

Brazil landslides kill 380

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from La Canada, Venezuela

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from La Canada, Venezuela

Apr 11, 2010 03:00 PM

A child sponsorship report from La Canada, Venezuela. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Basse in The Gambia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Basse in The Gambia

Apr 12, 2010 09:45 AM

a child sponsorship report from Basse in The Gambia. Written in 2009.

Thailand nears political anarchy as protesters parade dead

Apr 12, 2010 03:11 PM

Thailand nears political anarchy as protesters parade dead

Avatar maker fights for Amazon tribes people

Apr 12, 2010 03:15 PM

Avatar director James Cameron has said plans to build a damn in Brazil threaten the Amazon and its people are like a snake eating its prey. He has travelled there to help.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Apr 12, 2010 04:40 PM

A child sponsorship report from Tegucigalpa in Honduras. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Doubi, Czech Republic

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Doubi, Czech Republic

Apr 13, 2010 01:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Doubi in Czech Republic. Written in 2009.

US and Russia join for talks on adoption

Apr 14, 2010 09:55 AM

US and Russian officials are to discuss rules for American parents hoping to adopt Russian children, following the rejection of a child by their American adopted parent.

Hundreds dead in China quake

Hundreds dead in China quake

Apr 14, 2010 09:55 AM

At least 300 people have been killed, thousands are hurt and many more buried beneath the rubble, after a string of strong earthquakes hit China's western Qinghai province.

How Nigeria's dirt poor scratch a living

Apr 14, 2010 09:55 AM

TV documentary Welcome to Lagos shows the ingenious ways in which inhabitants of the Nigerian capital deal with living among piles of rubbish in the Olusosun dump.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Lefkosa, Cyprus

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Lefkosa, Cyprus

Apr 14, 2010 12:35 PM

A child sponsorship report from Lefkosa in Cyprus. Written in 2009.

Disabled must figure in Sierra Leone rebuild

Apr 14, 2010 01:50 PM

People with disabilities must not be left out as Sierra Leone rebuilds after ten years of civil war, say the writers of a new study on living conditions for the country’s disabled.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Temirtau, Kazakhstan

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Temirtau, Kazakhstan

Apr 14, 2010 02:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Temirtau in Kazakhstan. Written in 2009.

India Bangladesh cyclone kills 68

Apr 14, 2010 03:35 PM

At least 68 people were killed and communication lines brought down when a powerful storm swept through parts of eastern India along the Bangladeshi border.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Limon, Costa Rica

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Limon, Costa Rica

Apr 15, 2010 10:00 AM

A child sponsorship report from Limon in Costa Rica. Written in 2009.

School collapse kills 76 as Chinese quake deaths reach 617

Apr 15, 2010 10:45 AM

Sixty-six children and 10 teachers died when a school collapsed in an earthquake in a remote part of western China. Thousands of survivors battled freezing temperatures after a 6.9-magnitude tremor flattened Jiegu town in Qinghai province.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Siem Reap, Cambodia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Siem Reap, Cambodia

Apr 15, 2010 02:00 PM

A child sponsorship report from Siem Reap in Cambodia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kitwe, Zambia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kitwe, Zambia

Apr 15, 2010 03:05 PM

A child sponsorship report from Kitwe in Zambia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Panama City, Panama

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Panama City, Panama

Apr 15, 2010 04:10 PM

A child sponsorship report from Panama City in Panama. Written in 2009.

Welcome to Lagos: our charity view

Welcome to Lagos: our charity view

Apr 15, 2010 08:14 PM

Comments on BBC Welcome to Lagos broadcast tonight

Brazil delays bidding on ‘Avatar’ dam

Apr 16, 2010 09:10 AM

Avatar director James Cameron is applauding a move to temporarily stop bidding on a huge hydroelectric dam in the Amazon.The planned Belo Monte dam, approved in February, has drawn fury from environmental and Indian groups who say it will destroy a vast area of rainforest and the way of life of dozens of indigenous communities.

Senegal’s Qur’anic schools abuse children, say rights group

Apr 16, 2010 10:59 AM

Thousands of children in Senegal are being severely abused, treated like slaves and forced to beg on the streets, Human Rights Watch said in a report. It comes after years of pressure from rights groups in the west African country to ban the schools’ system.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Luang Prabang, Laos

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Luang Prabang, Laos

Apr 16, 2010 02:08 PM

A child sponsorship report from Luang Prabang in Laos. Written in 2009.

Sherlock Holmes meets his Violin at Edinburgh Concert

Apr 16, 2010 03:25 PM

A celebration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 150th Anniversary is supporting the work of SOS Children in Haiti.

Child sponsorship report 2009 from Mbababe, Swaziland

Child sponsorship report 2009 from Mbababe, Swaziland

Apr 17, 2010 12:00 AM

Sponsor's update report from 2009 from the SOS Children's Village Mbabane, Swaziland

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kavre, Nepal

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kavre, Nepal

Apr 07, 2010 04:50 PM

A child sponsorship report from Kavre in Nepal. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Los Mina, Dominican Republic

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Los Mina, Dominican Republic

Apr 17, 2010 10:35 AM

A child sponsorship report from Los Mina in the Dominican Republic. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Beau Bassin, Mauritius

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Beau Bassin, Mauritius

Apr 17, 2010 10:35 AM

A child sponsorship report from Beau Bassin in Mauritius. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from David, Panama

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from David, Panama

Apr 17, 2010 02:40 PM

A child sponsorship report from David in Panama. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Almaty, Kazakhstan

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Almaty, Kazakhstan

Apr 17, 2010 02:45 PM

a child sponsorship report from Almaty in Kazakhstan. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Xiengkhaoung, Laos

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Xiengkhaoung, Laos

Apr 18, 2010 10:00 AM

A child sponsorship report from Xiengkhaoung in Laos. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from San Cristobal, Guatemala

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from San Cristobal, Guatemala

Apr 18, 2010 03:35 PM

A child sponsorship report from San Cristobal in Guatemala. Written in 2009.

UK parties aid agreement

Apr 19, 2010 09:07 AM

All three major parties contesting the election promise to give 0.7 per cent of Britain’s Gross national income, a year to foreign aid.

Microsoft accused of using teen slaves to make Xboxes in China

Apr 19, 2010 09:09 AM

Software giant Microsoft is using teenagers as "slave labour" at Chinese factory that makes its computer mice and Xbox controllers, according to a new report.

Bomb attack halts Pakistan aid work

Apr 19, 2010 09:15 AM

Aid work has ground to a halt in north western Pakistan after two suicide bombers killed more than 40 people and wounded at least 60 at a camp for homeless people.

Circus tricks keep Guinea’s children off its streets

Apr 19, 2010 03:18 PM

Children are learning acrobatics as an alternative to life on the streets in Guinea. Some of the children trained at The Tinafan Centre, in the capital, Conarky have gone on to join the world famous Cirque du Soleil.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Semarang, Indonesia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Semarang, Indonesia

Apr 19, 2010 03:50 PM

A child sponsorship report from Semarang in Indonesia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hemeiusi, Romania

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hemeiusi, Romania

Apr 19, 2010 04:18 PM

A child sponsorship report from Hemeiusi in Romania. Written in 2009.

Three freed from rubble five days after Tibet quake

Apr 20, 2010 09:47 AM

A little girl, elderly lady and a woman have been pulled alive from the more than five days after an earthquake devastated a cut-off Tibetan communit

War children go home to Sudan

Apr 20, 2010 10:55 AM

Children driven out of Sudan by war are reunited with their families as they return to the country to vote in a democratic election. Some had been away so long they couldn’t even recognise their own parents.Together they form a generation nicknamed the Lost Boys, thousands children caught up in the civil war that killed two million people and emptied much of Sudan.

The Clijsters-Lynch family backs SOS Children's Villages

The Clijsters-Lynch family backs SOS Children's Villages

Apr 20, 2010 12:15 PM

World-famous tennis player Kim Clijsters and her family will support the work of SOS Children's Villages in the long-term.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Trichur, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Trichur, India

Apr 09, 2010 10:36 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Skopje, Macedonia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Skopje, Macedonia

Apr 21, 2010 10:20 AM

A child sponsorship report from Skopje in Macedonia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Davao, Philippines

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Davao, Philippines

Apr 21, 2010 12:50 PM

A child sponsorship report from Davao in the Philippines. Written in 2009.

China mourns

Apr 21, 2010 02:03 PM

China is today holding a national day of mourning as the death toll from f last week's earthquake in Yushu, rose above 2,000. Across the country, flags flew at half mast and public entertainment stopped as a mark of respect, a week after the powerful quake hit. Newspapers and news websites carried a black masthead. Black-clad news presenters read emotional messages of mourning.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mallasa, Bolivia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mallasa, Bolivia

Apr 21, 2010 03:40 PM

A child sponsorship report from Mallasa in Bolivia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Moin, Costa Rica

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Moin, Costa Rica

Apr 22, 2010 02:45 PM

A child sponsorship report from Moin in Costa Rica. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from N’Zérékoré, Guinea

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from N’Zérékoré, Guinea

Apr 22, 2010 02:50 PM

A child sponsorship report from N’Zérékoré in Guinea. Written in 2009.

Schools in chaos in Pakistan fighting zone

Apr 22, 2010 04:50 PM

Education in the Swat region, where Taliban militants have destroyed 356 schools has been left in turmoil, without funding and huge repairs are needed.

Saudi to bring in minimum marriage age as girl, 12, divorces

Apr 23, 2010 09:18 AM

A twelve year-old girl has won the divorce from her 80-year-old husband in a land mark case that may help Saudi Arabia introduce a minimum age of marriage.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Pachacamac, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Pachacamac, Peru

Apr 23, 2010 12:45 PM

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

Woman killed and 75 hurt as blasts rock Thai capital

Apr 23, 2010 12:59 PM

Seventy-five people were injured and one woman killed when a string of grenade explosions shook Bangkok yesterday. The five blasts hit commuters last night in the business quarter where there has been a tense stand-off for several days between armed troops and red shirt anti-government protesters,

One million homeless after India tornado

Apr 23, 2010 04:02 PM

A giant tornado that ravaged hundreds of thousands of homes and killed 137 people has left one million people in eastern India without a roof over their heads.

India's Hospital Train

India's Hospital Train

Apr 23, 2010 09:00 PM

An editorial by our Chief Executive about the impact BBC documentary Indian Hospital Train made on him.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Apr 24, 2010 04:10 PM

A child sponsorship report from Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bindura, Zimbabwe

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bindura, Zimbabwe

Apr 25, 2010 12:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Bindura in Zimbabwe. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Battonya, Hungary

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Battonya, Hungary

Apr 25, 2010 02:55 PM

A child sponsorship report from Battonya in Hungary. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Los Jardines, Dominican Republic

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Los Jardines, Dominican Republic

Apr 25, 2010 04:05 PM

A child sponsorship report from Los Jardines in the Dominican Republic

Families terrorised in South Africa World Cup clean up

Apr 26, 2010 08:24 AM

Families living in South Africa’s shanty towns are being terrorised and left homeless by armed squads hired to ‘beautify’ South Africa before the World Cup.

Bolivia climate talks ask rich countries to listen to world’s poorest

Apr 26, 2010 08:27 AM

Rich polluting countries should halve greenhouse gas emissions and set up a court to punish climate crimes, agreed an international ‘peoples’ conference on climate change in Bolivia.

South Africa’s president reveals HIV test result

Apr 26, 2010 08:30 AM

South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has announced that his latest HIV test came out negative. Kicking off a government programme of counselling and testing in the world’s worst-affected country, he said he chose to reveal his status to encourage more people to be open about AIDS.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Dar Bouazza, Morocco

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Dar Bouazza, Morocco

Apr 26, 2010 10:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Dar Bouazza in Morocco. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau

Apr 26, 2010 09:35 PM

A child sponsorship report from Canchungo in Guinea-Bissau. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship in Aboisso Village

Child Sponsorship in Aboisso Village

Apr 21, 2010 04:15 PM

Details of the town of Aboisso, near the capital of Cote D'Ivoire, Abidjan. Additional details of orphan charity project

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Yantai, China

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Yantai, China

Apr 21, 2010 04:29 PM

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

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