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2011 saw the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, unrest across the Middle East, independence for South Sudan and the tsunami which devastated vast swathes of eastern Japan. Click on a month to find out about our work amid these events.

January 2011

Former SOS child named first Jolie Legal Fellow, Côte d’Ivoire unrest results in project closure, Tunisia unrest: SOS projects safe, SOS to feature in BBC2 documentary, Colombia update: Emergency Relief for flood victims, NGO problems rebuilding in Haiti: a year on...

February 2011

Evacuation of SOS Children's Village Abobo-Gare, Côte d'Ivoire, Sudan: Families in dire need of food, SOS facilities in Sri Lanka affected by flooding, Austria, Marevie celebrates a special birthday, Catching up with 'orphans' reunited with their families

March 2011

Sudan: Rebels move out of SOS Village, Haiti: SOS tent school is transformed!, Sudan: Children evacuated after rebels storm Village, Japan tsunami: SOS Children projects safe, Egypt: Villages safe and schools have now reopened

April 2011

Haiti: SOS to build a new Children’s Village in Les Cayes, Chernobyl 25th anniversary: Living in the shadow of Chernobyl, Haiti two years on: SOS to build a new Children’s Village in Les Cayes, South Sudan: Children return home to SOS Children’s Village, A new Village for Ghana!

May 2011

Côte d'Ivoire crisis: SOS supporting Ivorian refugees in Liberia, Ivorian Refugees: Woko, Touego and Kapeu tell their stories, Helping Belinda grow up safely, Peace through theatre for Sudan's children, Building a better future: SOS supporting families in Urgench to become independent

June 2011

Steps towards gender equality in Guatemala, SOS “book bikes” provide a valuable service for Indonesian Children, Giving children a chance: Kim visits her sponsored child in Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka: A new Village for displaced children, Saving lives through disease prevention

July 2011

Rebuilding lives: New homes for 2010 Pakistan flood victims, SOS committed to the children of South Sudan, SOS Primary School in Basse receives School of the Year Award!, I belong: The importance of quality in alternative care, The first SOS Village for the children of Somaliland

August 2011

SOS Children launches 'Our Africa' web project, SOS Children's nutritional programme gives Thao a new start in life, "We're the lucky ones:" Young people reflect on growing up in an SOS Children’s Village, SOS Children reaches out to single mothers, International Youth Day: SOS Children helps to prevent youth unemployment

September 2011

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Arusha, Tanzania, A house of new beginnings: the Babies’ Transit Home in Bakoteh, Gabriela rebuilds her livelihood with help from SOS Children, Pakistan Kashmir earthquake - six years on, A marathon a month for SOS Children, Bakello's story: “How SOS Children shaped my life”

October 2011

Somalia: Working in the world's most dangerous city, SOS Children nominated for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, SOS Children to set up projects in Djibouti, A home for every child at SOS Children’s Village Khajuri Kalan, Hope restored as Somalis plant next year’s harvest

November 2011

Life after death: SOS Children launch its first ever Mobile Medical Clinic, An amazing journey: From SOS child to UK trainee surgeon, Christmas in SOS Children’s Villages around the world, SOS women's shelter in Belarus helps victims of domestic violence, Advocating for Children's Rights in Jordan

December 2011

Spurs remember kids at Christmas, First ever SOS mother dies aged 92, Making a difference with every mile, Haiti two years on: Elene builds a new life for her family, Sponsor a child for Christmas, World AIDS day: Learning to live with AIDS