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Japanese royalty in Rustenburg, Angelina Jolie visits SOS Children's Village in Haiti, Central America storm causes damage to SOS Children's Villages

Tropical storm kills 106 in Central America

Jun 01, 2010 08:58 AM

As many as 106 people died after a tropical storm battered Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Guatemala was hit hardest, with at least 83 deaths, nearly 112,000 people were evacuated and more than 29,000 are now living in temporary shelters, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said.

Growing water crisis threatens families in Nepal

Jun 02, 2010 09:19 AM

Children and families are at risk as a shortage of safe drinking water grips Nepal.

Central America storm causes damage to SOS Children's Villages

Jun 02, 2010 01:43 PM

SOS Villages in Central America suffer storm damage

Women transform post-genocide Rwanda

Jun 03, 2010 09:12 AM

Life is fast improving for women in Rwanda who now take up more than half the nation’s parliament. With 56 per cent of women MPs, officials say Rwanda's parliament has a higher percentage of women than any other parliament in the world.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Thanh Hoa, Vietnam

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Thanh Hoa, Vietnam

Jun 03, 2010 09:45 AM

A child sponsorship report from Thanh Hoa in Vietnam. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Esperanza, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Esperanza, Peru

Jun 03, 2010 10:10 AM

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

Watchdog to keep check on aid spending

Jun 04, 2010 09:20 AM

An independent watchdog will be set up to keep tabs on how the UK spends aid money and to make sure it is well spent.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Cebu, Philippines

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Cebu, Philippines

Jun 04, 2010 10:20 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bogra, Bangladesh

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bogra, Bangladesh

Jun 04, 2010 10:35 AM

A child sponsorship report from Bogra in Bangladesh. Written in 2009.

Excluded children: The situation of orphans and abandoned children worldwide

Jun 04, 2010 02:12 PM

he situation of orphans and children without parental care in a cross-section of countries. Orphans and children without parental care need a very specific form of protection and care. In spite of this, they are all but doomed to have their special needs ignored and their rights abused in many cases.

Aids ravaged Lesotho begs South Africa to take over their country

Jun 07, 2010 08:53 AM

Aids ravaged Lesotho begs South Africa to take over their country. Their country bankrupt by the Aids pandemic, thousands of people in Lesotho have asked South Africa to virtually take over the commonwealth kingdom. Hundreds of people marched through the capital Maseru and handed a petition to parliament and the South African High Commission asking that their country be integrated into its giant neighbour, which completely surrounds it.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Jun 07, 2010 11:00 AM

A child sponsorship report from Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Oruro, Bolivia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Oruro, Bolivia

Jun 07, 2010 11:35 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Huancayo, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Huancayo, Peru

Jun 07, 2010 12:15 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bambous, Mauritius

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bambous, Mauritius

Jun 07, 2010 04:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Bambous in Mauritius. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bhubaneshwar, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bhubaneshwar, India

Jun 08, 2010 10:06 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Medan, Indonesia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Medan, Indonesia

Jun 08, 2010 11:50 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tacloban, Philippines

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tacloban, Philippines

Jun 08, 2010 12:25 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Managua, Nicaragua

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Managua, Nicaragua

Jun 08, 2010 01:45 PM

A child sponsorship report from Managua in Nicaragua. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ibarra, Ecuador

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ibarra, Ecuador

Jun 08, 2010 01:50 PM

Child sponsorship report from Ibarra in Ecuador. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Francistown, Botswana

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Francistown, Botswana

Jun 08, 2010 02:25 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Jun 09, 2010 09:00 AM

A child sponsorship report from Santa Cruz in Bolivia. Written in 2009.

Child soldiers re-educated in Sri Lanka

Jun 09, 2010 09:50 AM

A year after Sri Lankan government soldiers defeated the Tamil Tigers, the former child soldiers who fought for the rebels are being rehabilitated.

Starving children can’t get to Niger’s feeding centres

Jun 09, 2010 09:58 AM

Badly malnourished children are having their treatment cut short because feeding centres are too hard to get to, say aid workers.

Hard road to South Africa for fans for Zimbabwe's refugees

Jun 09, 2010 10:14 AM

Hundreds of young Zimbabweans trying to flee their country’s tough regime arrive in South Africa every day as the nation prepares for thousands of football fans to descend for the World Cup.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Jammu, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Jammu, India

Jun 09, 2010 04:20 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009: Chvalcov, Czech Republic

Child Sponsorship Report 2009: Chvalcov, Czech Republic

Jun 09, 2010 04:45 PM

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

TV Ben’s pledge to Africa’s disfigured children

Jun 10, 2010 09:25 AM

TV presenter Ben Fogle has vowed to wipe out one of the cruellest diseases after filming last night’s (Wednesday) documentary, Make Me a New Face.

Teachers and aid workers tortured in Pakistan’s lawless north west

Jun 10, 2010 09:32 AM

Teachers, aid workers and activists are routinely tortured as millions of Pakistanis fall victim to Taliban abuse, claims a report out today.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mar Del Plata, Argentina

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Mar Del Plata, Argentina

Jun 10, 2010 12:40 PM

A child sponsorship report from Mar Del Plata in Argentina. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bharatpur, Nepal

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bharatpur, Nepal

Jun 10, 2010 12:45 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kfarhay, Lebanon

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kfarhay, Lebanon

Jun 10, 2010 02:55 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Muyinga, Burundi

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Muyinga, Burundi

Jun 11, 2010 09:40 AM

A child sponsorship report from Muyinga in Burundi. Written in 2009.

Aids babies to lose drug keeping them alive

Jun 11, 2010 10:05 AM

Thousands of babies may die in the developing world when a factory making the only cheap drug that keeps them alive closes.

Children take to streets of Gaza, to call for normal lives

Jun 11, 2010 10:08 AM

The children of Gaza yesterday staged street demonstrations seeking to break the siege on the tiny Strip.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Rutana, Burundi

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Rutana, Burundi

Jun 11, 2010 11:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Rutana in Burundi. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Jun 11, 2010 04:40 PM

A child sponsorship report from Abomey-Calavi in Benin. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Gulpilhares, Portugal

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Gulpilhares, Portugal

Jun 12, 2010 09:45 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Itahari, Nepal

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Itahari, Nepal

Jun 12, 2010 10:10 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Pune, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Pune, India

Jun 12, 2010 10:45 AM

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

Women and children shot as thousands flee Kyrgyzstan

Jun 14, 2010 09:30 AM

Women and children were shot as they tried to escape ethnic violence that has forced tens of thousands of terrified people to flee Kyrgyzstan.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Nongkhai, Thailand

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Nongkhai, Thailand

Jun 14, 2010 09:52 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from San Vicente, El Salvador

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from San Vicente, El Salvador

Jun 14, 2010 10:01 AM

A child sponsorship report from San Vicente in El Salvador. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Harrar, Ethiopia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Harrar, Ethiopia

Jun 14, 2010 11:10 AM

A child sponsorship report from Harrar in Ethiopia. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kaifeng, China

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Kaifeng, China

Jun 14, 2010 12:26 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Lhasa, China

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Lhasa, China

Jun 14, 2010 02:40 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Chiloe Ancud, Chile

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Chiloe Ancud, Chile

Jun 14, 2010 03:05 PM

A child sponsorship report from Chiloe Ancud in Chile. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Rajpura, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Rajpura, India

Jun 14, 2010 03:15 PM

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

Pregnant women and children need aid in Kyrgyzstan

Jun 15, 2010 09:46 AM

Pregnant women and children urgently need medical treatment and food as hundreds of thousands flee in ethnic fighting Kyrgyzstan, say aid workers.

Russia threat to halt foreign orphan adoptions

Jun 15, 2010 09:56 AM

Russia is threatening to stop adoptions of orphans overseas, unless it can agree a deal about terms with the US.

Gaza's health system at breaking point

Jun 15, 2010 09:59 AM

The health care system in Gaza is at an “all-time low” with daily power cuts and vital medicines in short supply, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from San Ignacio, Paraguay

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from San Ignacio, Paraguay

Jun 15, 2010 02:10 PM

A child sponsorship report from San Ignacio in Paraguay. Written in 2009.

Millions miss school in Nepal

Jun 16, 2010 10:32 AM

Millions of children are not going to school in Nepal because the country isn’t working hard enough to keep them in education, warn aid workers.

Students speak out on Syria’s over-stretched schools

Jun 16, 2010 10:42 AM

Children are spearheading an overhaul of Syria’s over-stretched education system.

Woman and baby die in Indonesia quake

Jun 17, 2010 09:30 AM

A five month-old baby and a woman were among the three killed when a string of powerful earthquakes hit Indonesia.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Jun 17, 2010 11:50 AM

A child sponsorship report 2009, from Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Callao, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Callao, Peru

Jun 17, 2010 12:00 PM

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

Aid arrives in Kyrgystan as Red Cross warns of ‘immense crisis’

Jun 17, 2010 12:21 PM

Foreign aid today started to trickle through to the hundreds of refugee families running short of food, water and shelter in southern Kyrgyzstan.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tijuana, Mexico

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tijuana, Mexico

Jun 17, 2010 01:14 PM

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

Zambia health aid frozen

Jun 17, 2010 03:35 PM

The Global Fund has stopped health aid payments to Zambia because of alleged government corruption.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Jorpati, Nepal

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Jorpati, Nepal

Jun 17, 2010 03:45 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Cochabamba, Bolivia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Cochabamba, Bolivia

Jun 17, 2010 04:17 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Khulna, Bangladesh

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Khulna, Bangladesh

Jun 17, 2010 04:37 PM

A child sponsorship report from Khulna in Bangladesh. Written in 2009.

World Cup goal for better lives in Africa

Jun 17, 2010 04:48 PM

Football is being used as a tool for social change as part Fifa’s legacy for the 2010 World Cup.

Speedboats rescue 100 children in Burma floods

Jun 18, 2010 10:30 AM

More than 100 children and 50 hospital patients were rescued by speedboat after floods devastated western Burma.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Chiclayo, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Chiclayo, Peru

Jun 18, 2010 11:30 AM

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

First world-standard guide on medicines for children

Jun 18, 2010 12:42 PM

For the first time medics across the world will be able to check standardised guidelines when giving medicines to children.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tarija, Bolivia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tarija, Bolivia

Jun 18, 2010 01:00 PM

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

Uzbeks aid plea

Jun 21, 2010 08:05 AM

Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan have made a desperate plea for aid as the full extent of last weekend’s ethnic fighting begins to unfold. As many as a million people may need aid after deadly ethnic violence erupted in southern Kyrgyzstan, the United Nations has warned. The country’s government has struggled to bring back order after clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz gangs.

Children slave over killer heels

Jun 21, 2010 08:06 AM

Designer shoes would break the bank for most people apart from the very well-off or self-confessed fans such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Victoria Beckham. The most people get though are the cheap fakes thousands of websites offer. But the truth behind the skilfully recreated counterfeits is that many designer fakes are made using child labour, in shocking conditions, under the harsh supervision criminal gangs.

Four hundred thousand children on brink of starvation in Niger

Jun 21, 2010 10:25 AM

As many as 400,000 children under five years-old risk dying of starvation because of the drought in Niger, aid organisations said today.

Call to block Zimbabwe blood diamond trade

Jun 22, 2010 09:10 AM

A human rights group has asked the world diamond industry watchdog to drop Zimbabwe because of alleged abuses in its diamond fields.

Thousands missing and homeless as deadly floods batter Brazil

Jun 22, 2010 09:11 AM

Thirty-nine people have died, more than 1,000 are missing and 400,000 are homeless after deadly floods hit Brazil. Officials fear the death toll may rise as days of heavy rain caused flooding that has punished the north eastern states of Pernambuco and Alagoas, causing rivers to burst their banks and leaving entire towns submerged.

Angelina Jolie visits SOS Children's Village in Haiti

Jun 22, 2010 09:25 AM

Long-time supporter back in Haiti to assess progress since earthquake

Bangladesh factories reopen after women worker’s pay protest

Jun 23, 2010 11:04 AM

Hundreds of clothes factories in Bangladeshi reopened today after riots by workers forced them to shut. It comes after days of violent protests calling for better pay by tens of thousands of workers who stitch clothes.

Kenya refugee camp cuts child malnutrition

Jun 23, 2010 01:08 PM

Aid workers at a refugee camp in north west Kenya have slashed child malnutrition by doubling up nutritional supplements, stepping up feeding and setting up community feeding programmes.

Ghana winning the war on hunger

Jun 23, 2010 02:34 PM

Ghana has managed to slash its number of hungry people more than any other country in a United Nations league table. Between 1990 and 2004; the west African country cut the amount of malnourished people by 75 per cent and more than halved the number of undernourished people from 34 per cent to 9 per cent in the same period.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Awassa, Ethiopia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Awassa, Ethiopia

Jun 24, 2010 03:10 PM

A child sponsorship report from Awassa in Ethiopia. Written in 2009.

Thousands of refugees go back to uncertainty in Kyrgyzstan

Jun 25, 2010 09:18 AM

Thousands of Uzbek refugees from Kyrgyzstan's ethnic fighting headed home across the border to burned-out homes on Tuesday, their future unclear before a vote on how the country will be run.Fighting between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks, which started in the city of Osh on June 10, left a reported 2,000 people dead and 400,000 of ethnic Uzbeks fled their homes, many streaming across the border into Uzbekistan.

Film highlights plight of India’s Forgotten Women

Jun 25, 2010 11:21 AM

The world’s biggest democracy is exposed in a new film, as it stands by while literally millions of its women suffer unspeakable violence and oppression. India's Forgotten Women highlights the shocking plight of millions of women oppressed in modern-day India because of their social status The film shows astonishing, never-seen-before evidence of domestic violence, dowry crime, sex selective abortion, female infanticide, bonded labour, rape, temple prostitution, and human trafficking.

More than 115 million widows living in poverty

Jun 25, 2010 01:52 PM

There are at least 245 million women around the world who have been widowed and more than 115 million of them or forced to live in devastating poverty, according to a new report.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Nelspruit, South Africa

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Nelspruit, South Africa

Jun 25, 2010 02:30 PM

A child sponsorship report from Nelspruit in South Africa. Written in 2009.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ksarnaba, Lebanon

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Ksarnaba, Lebanon

Jun 25, 2010 02:35 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Inhambane, Mozambique

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Inhambane, Mozambique

Jun 25, 2010 03:35 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Antofagasta, Chile

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Antofagasta, Chile

Jun 26, 2010 11:30 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bucaramanga, Colombia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bucaramanga, Colombia

Jun 27, 2010 10:30 AM

A child sponsorship report from Bucaramanga, Colombia. Written in 2009.

PM called to step in on new UN women's agency

Jun 28, 2010 09:41 AM

Aid agencies have asked British Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene in talks to set up a new United Nations agency for women.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bali, Indonesia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Bali, Indonesia

Jun 28, 2010 02:32 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Arequipa, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Arequipa, Peru

Jun 28, 2010 04:10 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Flores, Indonesia

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Flores, Indonesia

Jun 28, 2010 04:27 PM

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

Arsenic-laced water kills one in five Bangladeshis

Jun 28, 2010 04:33 PM

Drinking water contaminated with arsenic has been linked to one out of every five deaths in Bangladesh where up to half of its 150 million people have guzzled poisoned water.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from San Jeronimo, Guatemala

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from San Jeronimo, Guatemala

Jun 28, 2010 04:45 PM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Savannakhet, Laos

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Savannakhet, Laos

Jun 28, 2010 05:00 PM

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

Romanian gipsy sent daughter to beg in Britain

Jun 29, 2010 09:12 AM

Eva Stanicou’s father, Iuri, has just come back to their Romanian home after two years in a British jail. Convicted of child trafficking, He sent his teenage daughter to England to beg on the streets. In winter, the Roma gipsy girl, 13 sat shivering on an upturned plastic bucket outside a Co-op in Farnborough, near Slough.

G8 maternal health spending fails women and girls

Jun 29, 2010 09:25 AM

A pledge to put an extra $5bn towards improving the health of women and children over the next five years is a step forward, but stops well short of the support the developing world needs, say aid groups.

Japanese royalty in Rustenburg

Jun 29, 2010 09:29 AM

Although Rustenburg is no stranger to royalty as they have their own Royal Bafokeng family, the SOS Children's Village Rustenburg were delighted to host a visit by the Japanese Princess Takamodo and the President of the Japan Football Association on 24 June.

Starving children need urgent help to prevent Niger disaster

Jun 29, 2010 10:24 AM

Niger’s food crisis is on the brink of becoming a disaster, new government figures warn. Prolonged drought and crop failure in the dry West African country means that nearly half the people in Niger do not have enough to eat and nearly 20 per cent of children under five are malnourished. And the government’s latest estimates on just how much the country is suffering are significantly higher than what was thought.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tianjin, China

Jun 29, 2010 10:45 AM

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

Mounting fears for children in Sudan food crisis

Jun 29, 2010 11:29 AM

Thousands of hungry families are being forced to leave their homes in Sudan and spend days walking to reach an area that is already seriously short of food. As many as 14,000 members of the Lou Nuer ethnic community have been forced out of the Upper Nile because local officials say they don't have residency rights after local boundaries were redrawn.

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Madreselvas, Chile

Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Madreselvas, Chile

Jun 29, 2010 04:15 PM

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

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