Jan 01, 2011 11:05 AM
A child sponsorship report from Gode, Ethiopia. Written in 2010.
Jan 04, 2011 09:18 AM
The United Nations has said it will do everything it can to investigate alleged killings and human rights abuses in The Ivory Coast as African leaders try to persuade the country's incumbent president to stand down.
Jan 04, 2011 12:00 PM
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has stepped up provision of emergency aid to the many thousands of Colombians affected by the country’s devastating floods. Heavy rain has caused severe problems across 28 of Colombia’s 32 provinces, damaging buildings, closing schools and displacing families from their homes.
Jan 04, 2011 12:13 PM
Women in south Sudan have been targeted in a string of abusive attacks by police cracking down on Western clothes.
Jan 04, 2011 12:46 PM
A child sponsorship report from Bogotá in Colombia. Written in 2010.
Jan 04, 2011 01:05 PM
A child sponsorship report from Nanchang in China. Written in 2010.
Jan 05, 2011 02:26 PM
In the north-western city of Gonaïves last Saturday, celebrations were held in Haiti to mark independence day.
Jan 05, 2011 02:32 PM
In December, a new round of Middle East peace talks ground to a halt, leaving the US Secretary of State no choice but to change policy and return to indirect talks with the two sides. Now a group of students have vented their frustration and anger with all those in authority on every side of the conflict.
Jan 05, 2011 05:04 PM
Bangladesh has the highest per capita rate of human deaths from rabies than any other country in the world. According to government statistics, 100,000 people were bitten by a dog in 2009, resulting in at least 2,000 deaths from rabies.
Jan 05, 2011 05:06 PM
Vaccines have become a common tool to prevent infections, with many deadly diseases kept under control by a programme of childhood immunisation.
Jan 06, 2011 09:35 AM
World food prices last month climbed to their highest ever levels, said the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation.
Jan 06, 2011 04:15 PM
A child sponsorship report from Lumbini in Nepal. Written in 2010.
Jan 06, 2011 04:32 PM
Nearly a quarter of Cambodia’s population (over 14 million people) now live in urban areas. The country’s economic growth and increasing urbanization bring benefits for people who migrate to the towns and cities, including easier access to services and health care. However, in Phnom Penh, residents face increasing danger from the overcrowded streets and surfeit of cars and bikes.
Jan 06, 2011 04:46 PM
After last year’s fresh scandal over melamine-laced milk powder for babies, today reports are emerging from China of another case of child poisoning.
Jan 07, 2011 09:42 AM
Teenage sex workers in Zimbabwe are being blamed for a spike in the number of HIV/Aids infections by failing to use condoms.
Jan 07, 2011 03:08 PM
Cases of trachoma, the main cause of preventable blindness from infection have been decreasing, with Vietnam a leading example in tackling the disease.
Jan 10, 2011 10:45 AM
A child sponsorship report from Bindura in Zimbabwe. Written in 2010.
Jan 10, 2011 10:55 AM
A child sponsorship report from Nelspruit in South Africa. Written in 2010.
Jan 10, 2011 03:21 PM
It is now just under one year ago since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti on January 12th 2010, killing over 220,000 people and leaving more than a million homeless.
Jan 11, 2011 09:26 AM
In Cambodia, more than 80,000 residents living along the Mekong River are estimated to be at risk of schistosomiasis.
Jan 11, 2011 10:15 AM
A child sponsorship report from Isolo in Nigeria. Written in 2010.
Jan 11, 2011 10:30 AM
A child sponsorship report from Sferai in Lebanon. Written in 2010.
Jan 11, 2011 03:40 PM
A year on and the population of Haiti is still suffering. More than one million people are marking the anniversary of the quake still living in refugee camps. BBC Radio 4 recently asked - quite rightly - how can that be when Haiti has attracted billions of dollars in donations and aid pledges?
Jan 11, 2011 04:42 PM
Last May, a shocking a video was posted on the internet showing a toddler in Indonesia who had become a tourist attraction for his chain smoking.
Jan 12, 2011 09:29 AM
On a dusty football pitch near Cite Soleil, the largest slum area in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, two teams of young footballers were training for a match.
Jan 12, 2011 10:30 AM
Schools and universities were closed after at least 50 people died in Tunisia during days of youth protests against high unemployment and rising food costs.
Jan 12, 2011 12:02 PM
‘Stick to truth and we shall succeed. Fifty centuries are looking on you; the future of India depends on you. Work on...’ These are words spoken by the revered Indian philosopher Swami Vivekananda and on the 12th January each year, India commemorates his birth with ‘National Youth Day’.
Jan 12, 2011 03:57 PM
Yesterday Haiti’s President, Rene Preval, launched two days of remembrance by laying a wreath on a hill just north of the capital Port-au-Prince.
Jan 13, 2011 10:05 AM
A new outbreak of violence is likely in The Ivory Coast after the disputed election, rights activists warned last night (Wed) as some of the worst armed clashes to date erupted in the former capital.
Jan 13, 2011 04:46 PM
The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation has announced that worldwide food prices have hit a record high, outstripping levels reached during 2008.
Jan 13, 2011 04:54 PM
A new HIV prevention programme for Muslims in Uganda should push condom use, women have said.
Jan 14, 2011 02:17 PM
A vaccine that almost cuts in half a person’s chance of catching malaria could save hundreds of thousands of people a year, say scientists.
Jan 14, 2011 04:45 PM
Last month the head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), António Guterres, visited Colombia to see for himself the plight of rural Colombians displaced by violent gangs.
Jan 17, 2011 11:53 AM
The new President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has described flooding and landslides in the South East as the country’s worst natural disaster in several decades.
Jan 17, 2011 03:50 PM
The torrential rains which have hit Colombia over the past few months have now affected nearly 2 million people. More than 240 people have died and hundreds of thousands have had to flee their homes in the worst flooding seen in the country in over three decades.
Jan 17, 2011 04:36 PM
After announcing food prices had reached record levels last week, the United Nation’s (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is now trying to play down concerns about shortages.
Jan 14, 2011 02:10 PM
Update: Unfortunately the trip has been cancelled – Brian Clarke's vision was to raise money for SOS Children by driving his Morris Minor from the UK to South Africa.
Jan 18, 2011 09:24 AM
As many news reports concentrated on the dramatic flooding in Australia, a larger disaster has been unfolding in Sri Lanka.
Jan 18, 2011 09:45 AM
A child sponsorship report from Choluteca in Honduras. Written in 2010.
Jan 18, 2011 04:05 PM
New research findings show that many communities in Vietnam are still at risk from high levels of arsenic in their drinking water.
Jan 18, 2011 04:33 PM
Talks are being held with both political factions in the current standoff in Ivory Coast. However, African mediators say progress is slow.
Jan 19, 2011 04:36 PM
Early reports issued today from Juba suggest that the people of South Sudan have voted overwhelmingly for independence.
Jan 20, 2011 11:28 AM
A child sponsorship report from Hampolol in Mexico. Written in 2010.
Jan 20, 2011 11:34 AM
A child sponsorship report from Iloilo in the Philippines. Written in 2010.
Jan 20, 2011 11:53 AM
A child sponsorship report from St Petersburg, Russia. Written in 2010.
Jan 20, 2011 12:32 PM
A child sponsorship report from Kakiri in Uganda. Written in 2010.
Jan 20, 2011 04:30 PM
In the state of Gujarat, health authorities have begun screening thousands of villagers since a deadly virus killed three people.
Jan 21, 2011 09:22 AM
Unseasonal rains in the Philippines have brought misery to large areas of the eastern coast, causing flooding and landslides in more than 170 towns and 17 cities.
Jan 21, 2011 10:01 AM
A child sponsorship report from Gabu in Guinea-Bissau. Written in 2010.
Feb 28, 2011 09:55 AM
Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children, broadcast on BBC2 last year, told the story of young sisters Esther and Tino and their struggle to survive. Now the film crew have returned to make a second film charting their progress since they arrived to live at SOS Children's Village Bindura. The second documentary is due to be aired on 17 March at 11.20pm on BBC2.
Jan 21, 2011 03:08 PM
The interim government in Tunisia has called for three days of national mourning to honour the dead from the last few weeks of unrest.
Jan 21, 2011 03:11 PM
With more than 80 per cent of the referendum votes counted, interim results from south Sudan are showing 98.6 per cent of voters in favour of secession from the north.
Jan 24, 2011 01:05 PM
A child sponsorship report from the Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire). Written in 2010.
Jan 24, 2011 04:23 PM
Nearly a fifth of wheat-growing areas in China are suffering from a long spell of dry weather, with some provinces in the north and centre of the country experiencing their worst drought in over 60 years.
Jan 25, 2011 09:39 AM
It is now over a month since clashes began after the disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast.
Jan 25, 2011 04:20 PM
A child sponsorship report from Juah Town in Liberia. Written in 2010.
Jan 25, 2011 04:32 PM
Next week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Mexico to talk about the growing danger from drugs gangs.
Jan 25, 2011 05:10 PM
SuperSport United, Tottenham Hotspur's South African Club Partners, made a special delivery on behalf of the Club to the SOS Children's Village in Rustenburg, South Africa, earlier this month.
Jan 26, 2011 03:45 PM
When devastating floods struck Pakistan in July last year, an estimated 20 million people were affected by the disaster, which damaged or destroyed 1.7 million homes.
Jan 26, 2011 03:50 PM
In a recent interview, Bill Gates publicised the view of leading experts that polio could be eradicated throughout the world (bar possibly one country) within the next three years.
Jan 28, 2011 09:40 AM
According to the latest report from the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Swaziland has the highest adult HIV prevalence in the world. 26 per cent of adults (aged 15-49) are infected with the virus, which is the major cause of mortality.
Jan 28, 2011 09:52 AM
Two more agencies – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Oxfam – have spoken about the situation in Pakistan six months after the floods.
Jan 28, 2011 12:05 PM
A child sponsorship report from Tsumeb in Namibia. Written in 2010.
Jan 28, 2011 03:23 PM
In a recent update by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) - ‘An Analysis of the Situation of Children in VietNam 2010’ – the country is reported to have made huge progress in improving the lives of its children.
Jan 29, 2011 12:20 PM
A child sponsorship report from Nhlangano, Swaziland. Written in 2010.
Jan 30, 2011 08:30 AM
A child sponsorship report from Varanasi in India. Written in 2010.
Jan 31, 2011 09:05 AM
We are delighted to announce that SOS Children has been chosen as an Associate Charity of the 2011 MBNA Chester Marathon taking place on Sunday October 9th 2011.
Jan 31, 2011 09:35 AM
Since President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali stepped down and fled Tunisia, weeks of anti-government protests and clashes with police have followed in the usually peaceful North African nation.
Jan 31, 2011 09:45 AM
In Côte d'Ivoire, the post-election deadlock has meant the quality of life for many people in the main city of Abidjan and its surrounding cities has deteriorated. Sourcing food for the children living in the SOS Children's Village in Abobo-Gare, 15 km outside Abidjan, is becoming difficult and many SOS facilities have been forced to close.
Jan 31, 2011 09:50 AM
Nathalie Nozile, who grew up in the SOS Children’s Village in Santo, Haiti, has been selected as the first ever Jolie Legal Fellow.
Jan 31, 2011 10:05 AM
A child sponsorship report from Tashkent in Uzbekistan. Written in 2010.
Jan 31, 2011 10:10 AM
Following heavy rains in south-eastern Brazil, authorities have appointed SOS Children the temporary guardians of all unaccompanied children. More than 800 people have died in the country's worst natural disaster for several decades, and thousands more have been made homeless.
Jan 31, 2011 03:30 PM
Egypt is currently in a state of civil unrest, as protestors opposing President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule have taken to the streets to demonstrate against his government.
Jan 31, 2011 03:50 PM
Following a peaceful vote, results from South Sudan’s referendum have now been declared showing an overwhelming 99.57 per cent majority in favour of secession from the North.
Jan 31, 2011 03:51 PM
The US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, is this week visiting Haiti. Shortly after landing at the capital’s airport, she was asked whether the US would cut off aid over ongoing political uncertainty in Haiti.