Dec 01, 2010 12:06 PM
One month after Mount Merapi erupted in Java, displaced families are being offered incentives by the Indonesian government to start afresh on the less populated island of Borneo.
Dec 01, 2010 12:16 PM
The amount of water per person in Africa is shrinking and most countries across the continent will fail to reach global goals for clean water.
Dec 01, 2010 12:38 PM
As the world marks World Aids Day today, a clinic in Uganda tells how it has been treating women who have been raped with drugs to prevent them getting HIV.
Dec 01, 2010 03:24 PM
This week, Geneva plays host to the Tenth Meeting for Representatives of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty. 156 countries have now signed up to the 1997 treaty banning antipersonnel landmines.
Dec 02, 2010 10:13 AM
South African teenagers’ risky sexual behaviour is making the country’s fight against Aids an uphill struggle, say experts.
Dec 02, 2010 11:06 AM
Since huge swathes of crops were destroyed across the flood-hit areas of Pakistan, victims are now facing another blow in their struggle to survive.
Dec 02, 2010 02:03 PM
A single mum tells her story of how her life changed after a rebel attack on her village left her with disabilities.
Dec 02, 2010 04:20 PM
More than 21 newborn babies died in five months at a camp for people made homeless by government shanty town clearing in 2005, Amnesty International said.
Dec 03, 2010 10:30 AM
A report from Mr Amir Omanovic, director of SOS Children's Villages Bosnia & Herzegovina, provides an overview of the situation at SOS Nursery Goradze. More flooding has affected SOS Children's Villages Shkodra.
Dec 03, 2010 03:19 PM
Recently a number of UK retailers have been caught sourcing garments from suppliers involved with child labour.
Dec 03, 2010 03:23 PM
Last Sunday, the people of Haiti turned out to vote for a new president and government. Following problems at certain polling stations, 12 of the 18 presidential candidates denounced the election as a ‘massive fraud’ and called for a rerun.
Dec 06, 2010 09:48 AM
A new meningitis vaccine which could save the lives of millions of children is today (Monday) being launched in Burkina Faso.
Dec 06, 2010 10:21 AM
Children from the poorest families can be as much as times more likely to suffer from environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to new research.
Dec 06, 2010 10:48 AM
Over the last month Colombia has experienced weeks of heavy rains, which have caused landslides and widespread flooding.
Dec 06, 2010 05:10 PM
Rio de Janeiro is home to around 6 million people, 1 million of whom live in the 1,000 or so ‘favelas’ (shanty towns) which have grown up around the city.
Dec 07, 2010 03:09 PM
In the town of Tuzla in north-eastern Bosnia, three members of a family were killed at the weekend when a landslide struck their house, as heavy rains have brought misery to the Balkans.
Dec 08, 2010 08:50 AM
Torrential rains in Albania have caused flooding in almost half the country.
Dec 08, 2010 09:05 AM
An update from our emergency relief programme in Pakista, where flooding has brought devastation to many parts of the country. Read reports from key locations.
Dec 08, 2010 10:15 AM
David Stranack, SOS UK Trustee, reflects on his experiences visiting his own sponsored child in Bakoteh, The Gambia.
Dec 08, 2010 12:00 PM
A child sponsorship update specifically written for Christmas in Cameroon
Dec 08, 2010 12:00 PM
An update on how one SOS Family is celebrating Christmas
Dec 09, 2010 09:15 AM
Akou, from SOS Children's Village Lome in Togo, tells us what Christmas means to him...
Dec 09, 2010 09:26 AM
Safer methods of cooking could help reduce an estimated 1.9 million premature deaths a year.
Dec 09, 2010 09:34 AM
Families living in the Ivory Coast are running short of basic foods as the west African country’s political deadlock continues.
Dec 09, 2010 09:47 AM
Across Pakistan, many families are still living without proper shelter. As winter temperatures drop, health workers and aid agencies are therefore seeing a rise in the number of pneumonia cases and respiratory tract infections.
Dec 09, 2010 12:10 PM
Fresh calls have been made by a Swiss non-governmental agency (NGO) working in Nepal for urgent land reforms to help poor families stave off hunger and boost agricultural production.
Dec 09, 2010 12:16 PM
Violent riots in the streets of Haiti following the presidential election results have forced SOS Children schools to close.
Dec 09, 2010 12:20 PM
Heavy rains in northern Colombia have lead to disastrous floods and landslides that have claimed the lives of some 200 people.
Dec 10, 2010 09:00 AM
With Christmas fast approaching, child sponsorships and charity donations are two ways you can help SOS Children provide for orphaned and abandoned children
Dec 10, 2010 09:31 AM
The director of an award-winning film about child soldiers in Africa has said that these children’s real life experiences are far too brutal to be shown on film.
Dec 10, 2010 09:35 AM
Children from SOS Children's Village Ennerdale will be hot and happy at Christmas time!
Dec 10, 2010 11:39 AM
Over 40 per cent of Indians live on less than one dollar per day and 43% of children under five are underweight. Now a new report, ‘The State of Food Insecurity in Urban India’, produced by the World Food Programme and the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation suggests that malnutrition may even be on the rise in India, despite the country’s growing wealth.
Dec 10, 2010 04:03 PM
After first-round election results were announced in Haiti this week, protestors took to the streets in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien.
Dec 13, 2010 09:05 AM
Bangladesh is a predominantly Muslim country, where the number of people following other religions is limited to a few. However, at SOS Children's Village Dhaka, one of the fifteen family houses belongs to a Christian family.
Dec 13, 2010 02:18 PM
Thousands of people living and working next to railway lines in Ghana’s capital, Accra, face homelessness and destitution within days.
Dec 13, 2010 02:28 PM
Four months after devastating floods hit Pakistan, a million people in the south of the country continue to live in camps or temporary shelters.
Dec 13, 2010 04:58 PM
The climate talks in Cancun have ended with a formal recognition by nations that further emission cuts are needed, though there was no agreement on the mechanisms required to achieve those cuts.
Dec 14, 2010 10:00 AM
Lamina, from SOS Children's Villages Nigeria tells us what Christmas means to him.
Dec 14, 2010 03:23 PM
Large swathes of the Middle East - in Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories - have been hit by a severe drought this autumn.
Dec 14, 2010 04:50 PM
Police in Sudan have arrested dozens of women protesting against indecency laws.
Dec 15, 2010 08:55 AM
Celebrating Christmas at a Children's Village in Venezuela
Dec 15, 2010 08:00 AM
Christmas is just around the corner. SOS Children's Village Uvira in the Democratic Republic of Congo is also getting ready for the festive season. Preparations are underway to offer the children a good Christmas.
Dec 15, 2010 09:05 AM
On Tuesday this week, the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) has been celebrating its 60th anniversary in offices around the world.
Dec 15, 2010 09:47 AM
A child sponsorship report from Natitingou in Benin. Written in 2010.
Dec 15, 2010 10:30 AM
Children and mothers at SOS Children's Village Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, are gettign ready for Christmas.
Dec 15, 2010 10:35 AM
Pupils from SOS Primary School Bindura in Zimbabwe share their Christmas thoughts...
Dec 15, 2010 11:25 AM
The village of Wahat al-Salam/ Neve Shalom (WAS-NS) lies between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Jaffa. As its two names in Arabic and Hebrew suggest, the village is a place where both Jewish and Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel live side by side.
Dec 15, 2010 03:59 PM
A recent report by economists suggests that people living in medieval Britain had a more prosperous existence than those living in the poorest parts of the world today.
Dec 16, 2010 08:20 AM
Malaria deaths could be stopped by 2015, the World Health Organisation says in a new report.
Dec 16, 2010 08:30 AM
A child sponsorship report from Draria in Algeria. Written in 2010.
Dec 16, 2010 08:42 AM
A child sponsorship report from Cordoba in Argentina. Written in 2010.
Dec 16, 2010 09:42 AM
A child sponsorship report from Marina Gorka in Belarus. Written in 2010.
Dec 16, 2010 11:16 AM
A child sponsorship report from Luján in Argentina. Written in 2010.
Dec 16, 2010 02:09 PM
A child sponsorship report from Tianjin in China. Written in 2010.
Dec 16, 2010 03:23 PM
According to government figures, the torrential rains which have hit Colombia over the past few months have now affected nearly 2 million people.
Dec 17, 2010 09:13 AM
Some social commentators are worried Micro Finance Initiative's may be lending to people who are unable to repay their loans, leading to a growing number of premature deaths and suicides.
Dec 17, 2010 12:15 PM
A christmas letter to Santa by a child from SOS Children in Albania
Dec 17, 2010 12:45 PM
Police were out in the Ivory Coast’s economic capital today after as many as 30 people were killed in protests yesterday sparking fears of civil war.
Dec 17, 2010 02:12 PM
Aid groups say more needs to be done to prevent mass killings by Africa’s most brutal rebel army at Christmas.
Dec 17, 2010 03:55 PM
Violent protests have erupted in areas of Buenos Aires over the last week, which have shocked Argentina’s population.
Dec 17, 2010 04:04 PM
Each year 8 million newborns and young children die of preventable causes worldwide and over 350,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth.
Dec 20, 2010 08:57 AM
SOS Children's Villages Venezuela helps flood-affected families
Dec 20, 2010 08:00 AM
Update on the Emergency Programme for Flood Relief in Pakistan by Souriya Anwar, President of SOS Children's Villages Pakistan, 14 December 2010
Dec 20, 2010 11:55 AM
The children from SOS Children's Village Lekenik, Croatia, share their Santa mailings this Christmas.
Dec 20, 2010 02:22 PM
A child sponsorship report from Coyanco in Chile. Written in 2010.
Dec 20, 2010 04:04 PM
South Sudan is experiencing an epidemic of Kala Azar disease, the worst to hit the region in eight years.
Dec 20, 2010 04:06 PM
2010 has been a testing year for Indonesia, particularly the last few months.
Dec 20, 2010 04:39 PM
A child sponsorship report from N'Djamena in Chad. Written in 2010.
Dec 21, 2010 09:30 AM
Christmas means many different things to people. 14-year-old Zandalee from SOS Children's Village Cape Town lets us know what it means to her …
Dec 21, 2010 09:55 AM
A child sponsorship report from Sarajevo in Bosnia. Written in 2010.
Dec 21, 2010 12:17 PM
In June this year, Benigno Aquino was voted as the new president of the Philippines. Son of President Cory Aquino (who brought an end to the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986), Mr Aquino spoke at his inauguration of his parents wish to bring ‘democracy, peace and prosperity’ to the Philippines.
Dec 21, 2010 03:20 PM
We are currently building Pakistan’s ninth SOS Children’s Village in Pakistan, in Quetta, the largest city and the capital of the Balochistan Province on the Western Coast of the country, bordering Afghanistan.
Dec 21, 2010 03:25 PM
Children from our SOS Children’s Village Benguela in Angola recently had the opportunity to experience the Seven Seas, located in the port of Lobito, Angola. The visit was kindly arranged by our corporate partner, Subsea 7.
Dec 22, 2010 10:20 AM
A child sponsorship report from Puerto Varas in Chile. Written in 2010.
Dec 22, 2010 12:22 PM
Two neighbouring countries in West Africa have recently held elections – Ivory Coast and Guinea. Both countries were once havens of peace and prosperity in a troubled region, but over the last decades both have experienced turmoil and instability leading to paralysis, lack of investment in infrastructure and deepening poverty.
Dec 22, 2010 01:45 PM
A child sponsorship report from Benguela in Angola. Written in 2010.
Dec 22, 2010 03:31 PM
This month a special exhibition can be seen in Dhaka and the southern city of Barisal in Bangladesh. Called ‘Living in the Urban Jungle’, the exhibition is a collection of photos taken by a group of 20 disadvantaged children.
Dec 23, 2010 02:12 PM
In Zambia, the legal age for marriage is 18 and teenagers of 16 or 17 can be married with their parents’ consent. It is illegal for anyone of 15 years or younger to be married and ‘defilement of a minor’ is a criminal offence, carrying sentences of imprisonment up to 25 years. Despite the law, the practice of marrying off young girls is still common.
Dec 23, 2010 03:28 PM
Last week, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon announced an independent panel will be set up to investigate the cholera epidemic which has afflicted more than 91,000 people and killed over 2,500 in Haiti.
Dec 23, 2010 03:45 PM
A child sponsorship report from Tlokweng in Botswana. Written in 2010.
Dec 24, 2010 10:55 AM
A child sponsorship report from Yantai in China. Written in 2010.
Dec 24, 2010 04:15 PM
A child sponsorship report from Douala, Cameroon. Written in 2010.
Dec 25, 2010 12:45 PM
A child sponsorship report from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Written in 2010.
Dec 26, 2010 10:30 AM
A child sponsorship report from Limón, Costa Rica. Written in 2010.
Dec 27, 2010 02:10 PM
A child sponsorship report from Keila, Estonia. Written in Summer 2010.
Dec 28, 2010 10:25 AM
A child sponsorship report from Bangui, Central African Republic. Written in 2010.
Dec 28, 2010 01:35 PM
A child sponsorship report from Muyinga in Burundi. Written in 2010.
Dec 30, 2010 11:25 AM
A child sponsorship report from Kaifeng in China. Written in 2010.
Dec 30, 2010 02:10 PM
A child sponsorship report from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Written in 2010
Dec 31, 2010 11:15 AM
A child sponsorship report from Makalle in Ethiopia. Written in 2010.