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International Day of Families: May 15th 2010, Luís Figo visits SOS Children's Villages Jordan, 25 years after Live Aid: recent African History, Louis Vuitton teams up with SOS Children,
Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Megadim, Israel

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Megadim, Israel

May 01, 2010 11:50 AM

A child sponsorship report from Megadim in Israel. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tomilino, Russia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tomilino, Russia

May 01, 2010 02:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Tomilino in Russia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hargeisa, Somaliland

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hargeisa, Somaliland

May 01, 2010 05:10 PM

A child sponsorship report from Hargeisa in Somaliland. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Niamey, Niger

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Niamey, Niger

May 02, 2010 10:55 AM

A child sponsorship report from Niamey in Niger. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Valmiera, Latvia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Valmiera, Latvia

May 02, 2010 12:30 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hatyai, Thailand

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hatyai, Thailand

May 02, 2010 02:15 PM

A child sponsorship report from Hatyai in Thailand. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tema, Ghana

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tema, Ghana

May 03, 2010 11:20 AM

A child sponsorship report from Tema in Ghana. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report from Jacarepagua, Brazil

Child Sponsorship Report from Jacarepagua, Brazil

May 03, 2010 11:40 AM

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

Louis Vuitton teams up with SOS Children

May 04, 2010 10:33 AM

The luxury house Louis Vuitton and SOS Children’s Villages, have signed a five year Global Agreement to develop a programme entitled “Partnership for Children’s Futures”. The aim of this global partnership is to help form the future of disadvantaged children across the globe: a future founded on security, education and learning.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Nhlangano, Swaziland

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Nhlangano, Swaziland

May 04, 2010 02:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Nhlangano in Swaziland. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Cisnadie, Romania

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Cisnadie, Romania

May 04, 2010 04:50 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kecskemet, Hungary

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kecskemet, Hungary

May 05, 2010 12:15 PM

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

100 villagers massacred in Congo

May 05, 2010 01:16 PM

As many as 100 people were killed when the rebel Lord's Resistance Army attacked a village, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Saturday.The slaughter happened weeks ago, but because the area is so cut off, news of what happened only filtered through at the weekend.

Sub-Saharan Africa, world’s worst place to be a mum

May 05, 2010 01:18 PM

Eight of the world’s 10 worst countries to be a mother are in Sub-Saharan Africa, a new study by a global children’s charity reveals.Save the Children’s annual Mothers Index, which ranks the world’s best and worst places to be a mother, put Afghanistan as the worst country, followed by Niger, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Sudan, Eritrea and Equatorial Guinea. Norway, Australia, Iceland and Sweden come top.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Dassa in Benin

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Dassa in Benin

May 05, 2010 03:40 PM

a child sponsorship report from Dassa in Benin. Written in 2009.

Mother’s sacrifice to send son to safety

May 06, 2010 09:27 AM

A 16 year old Afghan boy has told how his mother gave up everything including the chance of seeing him again, to pay for his trip to safety in Indonesia.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Lusaka, Zambia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Lusaka, Zambia

May 06, 2010 12:35 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Suncheon, South Korea

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Suncheon, South Korea

May 06, 2010 03:10 PM

A child sponsorship report from Suncheon in South Korea. Written in 2009.

Luís Figo visits SOS Children's Villages Jordan

May 06, 2010 04:41 PM

Luís Figo, the Portuguese football icon and WHO Goodwill Ambassador against Tuberculosis visited the SOS Children’s Village Amman, Jordan, to urge young people to "Run with me to stop TB".

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Jocotan, Guatemala

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Jocotan, Guatemala

May 07, 2010 10:05 AM

A child sponsorship report from Jocotan in Guatemala. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tres Ríos, Costa Rica

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tres Ríos, Costa Rica

May 07, 2010 11:26 AM

A child sponsorship report from Tres Ríos in Costa Rica. Written in 2009.

As the pill turns 50, 200 million more women still need it

May 07, 2010 02:35 PM

Access to the contraceptive pill is a topic that some of the world's most powerful and prominent women, including Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton on the will be talking about at a June conference set up by Women Deliver, an organisation that works to cut maternal deaths and widen access to reproductive healthcare.

Half Somalia’s women and children anaemic

May 07, 2010 03:55 PM

Half of women and children in Somalia have ‘shocking levels’ of anaemia and Vitamin A deficiency, according to a study out today.

Paper school survived Taiwan typhoon

May 07, 2010 04:51 PM

A Canadian teacher and his Taiwanese wife have built their dream school house out of paper maché.

25 years after Live Aid: recent African History

May 08, 2010 08:29 AM

Launch of a new micro site looking at the last half century of African History

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Samarkand, Uzbekistan

May 08, 2010 11:20 AM

A child sponsorship report from Samarkand in Uzbekistan. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Viet Tri, Vietnam

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Viet Tri, Vietnam

May 08, 2010 12:30 PM

A child sponsorship report from Viet Tri in Vietnam. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Santa Ana, El Salvador

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Santa Ana, El Salvador

May 08, 2010 01:00 PM

A child sponsorship report from Santa Ana in El Salvador. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009: Cholponata, Kyrgyzstan

Child Sponsorship Report 2009: Cholponata, Kyrgyzstan

May 09, 2010 10:45 AM

A child sponsorship report from Cholponata in Kyrgyzstan. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Guarda, Portugal

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Guarda, Portugal

May 09, 2010 04:45 PM

A child sponsorship report from Guarda in Portugal. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Curico, Chile

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Curico, Chile

May 10, 2010 10:25 AM

A child sponsorship report from Curico in Chile. Written in 2009.

Child workers risk health, safety and education on US farms

May 10, 2010 01:42 PM

Hundreds of thousands of children are foregoing their childhoods and educations to work in dangerous conditions on US farms, a rights organisation said in a new report. Children as young as 12 often work 10 or more hours a day with sharp tools, heavy machinery, and dangerous pesticides, and die at 4 times the rate of children working in other jobs, according to the report. Farm worker children also drop out of school in alarming numbers.

Grandmothers gather for Aids talks

May 11, 2010 09:11 AM

Grandmothers from across Sub-Saharan Africa gathered in Swaziland to talk about how HIV/Aids has affected their lives.

International Day of Families: May 15th 2010

International Day of Families: May 15th 2010

May 11, 2010 10:10 AM

The UN International Day of Families is on 15th May 2010. It is supported by SOS Children.

Somalia’s growing army of child soldiers

May 11, 2010 11:22 AM

Children as young as nine are being signed up and forced to fight in Somalia’s conflict in rising numbers. Schools are being used as recruitment centres and child soldiers are often beaten or executed when captured, United Nations reports reveal. Two senior United Nations officials this week called for groups using children as soldiers in Somalia to release them immediately.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Waterfalls, Zimbabwe

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Waterfalls, Zimbabwe

May 11, 2010 11:35 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Marina Gorka, Belarus

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Marina Gorka, Belarus

May 11, 2010 12:40 PM

A child sponsorship report from Marina Gorka in Belarus. Written in 2009.

Eight dead in China school knife attack

May 12, 2010 09:07 AM

Seven children and a teacher were killed and 20 children hurt in China school knife attack, the latest in a string of attacks on the country’s youngest pupils.

Progress on health goals for poor

May 12, 2010 09:09 AM

Far Fewer children are dying and HIV, malnutrition and tuberculosis are falling because of work towards the Millennium Development Goals on health, the World Health Organisation said yesterday.

Africa film festival spotlights mothers’ health

May 12, 2010 09:56 AM

Breast-feeding, taking care of South African Aids orphans, giving birth, and the Hollywood portrayal of birth were centre stage at Africa’s first Baby! International Film Festival.The festival arrived at the National Theatre in the capital, Kampala, aiming to raise awareness and spark debate about babies and mothers’ health and orphans.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Louga in Senegal

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Louga in Senegal

May 12, 2010 10:55 AM

A child sponsorship report from Louga in Senegal. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Lekenik, Croatia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Lekenik, Croatia

May 12, 2010 11:30 AM

A child sponsorship report from Lekenik in Croatia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Arica, Chile

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Arica, Chile

May 12, 2010 12:15 PM

A child sponsorship report from Arica in Chile. Written in 2009.

Millions of children in war zones missing out on education

May 13, 2010 09:37 AM

More must be done to protect the education of children living in war zones around the world, says a new report. Schools and pupils are being targeted in fighting across the world, warns a children’s charity as one of the key findings of its report

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Serowe, Botswana

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Serowe, Botswana

May 13, 2010 11:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Serowe in Botswana. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mexico City, Mexico

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mexico City, Mexico

May 13, 2010 11:50 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Faridabad, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Faridabad, India

May 13, 2010 12:10 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bujumbara, Burundi

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bujumbara, Burundi

May 13, 2010 12:50 PM

A child sponsorship report from Bujumbara in Burundi

Somalia floods leave thousands homeless

May 13, 2010 01:48 PM

Thousands of families are without shelter after heavy flooding hit central Somalia.About 1,500 families have fled their homes in the past two days after the Shabelle River burst its banks and flooded parts of the town of Beletweyne, in the south-central Hiiraan region.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mombasa, Kenya

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mombasa, Kenya

May 13, 2010 02:20 PM

A child sponsorship report from Mombasa in Kenya. Written in 2009.

Schoolgirls rewarded in Rwanda

May 14, 2010 09:31 AM

Girls in Rwanda were rewarded for working hard at high school this week when the central African country’s first lady handed out bags of books, calculators, pens, watches and pocket money to help with their studies. The central African country has good attendance rates of about 94 per cent at primary school, with slightly more girls enrolled than boys. But by they time they get to secondary school age, less than 20 per cent of children – and even fewer girls – go on to enrol.

More mothers and babies dying because of poor healthcare in South Africa

May 14, 2010 11:25 AM

The number of mothers and babies dying in South Africa are rising because of sub-standard health care finds a report launched today.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Medlanky, Czech Republic

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Medlanky, Czech Republic

May 14, 2010 12:35 PM

A child sponsorship report from Medlanky in the Czech Republic. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mopti, Mali

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mopti, Mali

May 14, 2010 01:45 PM

A child sponsorship report from Mopti in Mali. Written in 2009.

Widow’s battle to feed family of 10 on 34p a day

May 14, 2010 02:18 PM

A Widow living in Africa’s second biggest shanty town has told how some days she and her family of 10 survive on as little as 40 shillings, which is about 34p or $0.5 a day.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Pakse, Laos

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Pakse, Laos

May 14, 2010 03:00 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 14, 2010 03:35 PM

A child sponsorship report from Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Sferai, Lebanon

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Sferai, Lebanon

May 15, 2010 11:20 AM

A child sponsorship report from Sferai in Lebanon. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009: Sao Domingos, Cape Verde

Child Sponsorship Report 2009: Sao Domingos, Cape Verde

May 15, 2010 12:00 PM

A child sponsorship report from Sao Domingos in Cape Verde. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hampolol in Mexico

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Hampolol in Mexico

May 15, 2010 02:30 PM

A child sponsorship report from Hampolol in Mexico. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Juah Town, Liberia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Juah Town, Liberia

May 15, 2010 04:05 PM

A child sponsorship report from Juah Town in Liberia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Go Vap, Vietnam

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Go Vap, Vietnam

May 15, 2010 05:00 PM

A child sponsorship report from Go Vap in Vietnam. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Huehuetoca, Mexico

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Huehuetoca, Mexico

May 16, 2010 10:40 AM

A child sponsorship report from Huehuetoca in Mexico. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Penonome, Panama

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Penonome, Panama

May 16, 2010 04:40 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Gandaki, Nepal

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Gandaki, Nepal

May 16, 2010 04:45 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Imzouren, Morocco

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Imzouren, Morocco

May 17, 2010 09:00 AM

A child sponsorship report from Imzouren in Morocco. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Dren, Bulgaria

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Dren, Bulgaria

May 17, 2010 09:20 AM

A child sponsorship report from Dren in Bulgaria. Written in 2009.

Women and children evacuated from Bangkok protest zone

May 17, 2010 09:30 AM

Women and children were yesterday being evacuated from Bangkok's deadly protest zone by Red Cross workers after a weekend of violence that left 25 people dead.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Freetown, Sierra Leone

May 18, 2010 09:55 AM

A child sponsorship report from Sierra Leone. Written in 2009.

Families evacuated as floods sweep Europe

May 18, 2010 11:55 AM

Six people were killed and thousands more evacuated from their homes as floods triggered by days of heavy rain swept through Europe yesterday.

Women’s health at threat from discrimination

May 18, 2010 12:55 PM

Discrimination, poor access to services and lack of information about healthy pregnancy make Indonesia’s rate of child-birth linked deaths one of the highest in Asia, a World Bank report finds.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Piliyandala, Sri Lanka

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Piliyandala, Sri Lanka

May 18, 2010 02:45 PM

A child sponsorship report from Piliyandala in Sri Lanka. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ipiales, Colombia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ipiales, Colombia

May 18, 2010 04:55 PM

child sponsorship report from Ipiales in Colombia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bangalore, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bangalore, India

May 18, 2010 05:05 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Plagiari, Greece

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Plagiari, Greece

May 19, 2010 09:40 AM

A child sponsorship report from Plagiari in Greece. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Lujan, Argentina

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Lujan, Argentina

May 19, 2010 10:25 AM

A child sponsorship report from Lujan in Argentina. Written in 2009.

Fifteen dead and 400,000 homeless in Sri Lanka floods

May 19, 2010 10:50 AM

The number killed in Sri Lanka has climbed to 15, as torrential rain fell over many parts of the country for the fourth day in a row.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bhopal, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bhopal, India

May 19, 2010 10:55 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Makeni, Sierra Leone

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Makeni, Sierra Leone

May 19, 2010 11:05 AM

A child sponsorship report from Makeni in Sierra Leone. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Igarassu, Brazil

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Igarassu, Brazil

May 19, 2010 11:30 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Maputo, Mozambique

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Maputo, Mozambique

May 19, 2010 11:35 AM

A child sponsorship report from Maputo in Mozambique. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Pemba, Mozambique

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Pemba, Mozambique

May 19, 2010 11:50 AM

A child sponsorship report from Pemba in Mozambique. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Rafah Gaza, Palestinian Territories

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Rafah Gaza, Palestinian Territories

May 19, 2010 12:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Rafah Gaza in the Palestinian Territories. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Maracay, Venezuela

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Maracay, Venezuela

May 19, 2010 12:30 PM

A child sponsorship report from Maracay in Venezuela. Written in 2009.

Education key to saving Liberia’s children

May 19, 2010 02:58 PM

Teaching mothers about healthy eating is vital, say experts, in Liberia’s battle against malnutrition – the country’s most common cause of death among children.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kaolack, Senegal

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kaolack, Senegal

May 19, 2010 04:40 PM

A child sponsorship report from Kaolack in Senegal. Written in 2009.

World could do better to close global gender gap in schools, say experts

May 20, 2010 09:45 AM

More girls are going to primary school across the world, but more needs to be done to stop them dropping out at high school level, say education experts.

Genworth Financial & Ross Fisher launch “Putts4Charity” 2010

May 20, 2010 10:26 AM

Fundraising initiative returns to help raise £175,000 for child charity, SOS Children’s Villages

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Padre Las Casas, Chile

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Padre Las Casas, Chile

May 20, 2010 02:05 PM

A child sponsorship report from Padre Las Casas in Chile. Written in 2009.

Congo landslide kills 46 and puts hundreds of families at risk

May 20, 2010 04:40 PM

Forty-six people have been killed, scores are missing and hundreds of family homes have been washed away by a landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Morelia, Mexico

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Morelia, Mexico

May 20, 2010 04:45 PM

A child sponsorship report from Morelia in Mexico. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Juigalpa, Nicaragua

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Juigalpa, Nicaragua

May 21, 2010 03:50 PM

A child sponsorship report from Juigalpa, Nicaragua

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ben Tre, Vietnam

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ben Tre, Vietnam

May 22, 2010 12:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Ben Tre in Vietnam. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Entebbe, Uganda

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Entebbe, Uganda

May 22, 2010 04:55 PM

A child sponsorship report from Entebbe in Uganda. Written in 2009.

Child amputee persuades Israel to clear landmines

May 24, 2010 10:04 AM

An eleven year-old boy has persuaded the Israeli government to start clearing some of its 260,000 landmines.

An SOS Children's Village opens in Japan!

May 24, 2010 10:12 AM

In the historic city of Fukuoka the first children's village in Japan was dedicated by the mayor of the city at the end of April 2010.

Teddies sent to the children of Haiti

May 24, 2010 02:10 PM

151 teddy bears have been sent to children left orphaned by Haiti's devastating earthquake, thanks to the kindness of nine-year-old Louis Greaves from Steep.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Blantyre, Malawi

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Blantyre, Malawi

May 24, 2010 03:20 PM

A child sponsorship report from Blantyre in Malawi. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Santa Tecla, El Salvador

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Santa Tecla, El Salvador

May 24, 2010 03:40 PM

A child sponsorship report from Santa Tecla in El Salvador. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Daegu, South Korea

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Daegu, South Korea

May 24, 2010 03:45 PM

A child sponsorship report from Daegu in South Korea. Written in 2009.

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