Apr 01, 2011 11:30 AM
A child sponsorship report from Owu-Ijebu in Nigeria. Written in 2010.
Apr 01, 2011 06:24 PM
This year Bangladesh celebrates its 40th birthday. Formerly ‘East Pakistan’, Bangladesh became independent in December 1971 after a nine-month war with West Pakistan.
Apr 02, 2011 10:30 AM
A child sponsorship report from Suncheon in Korea. Written in 2010.
Apr 04, 2011 09:35 AM
Women and children are living in fear in the Ivory Coast as the United Nations starts to evacuate 200 staff from the strife-torn country.
Apr 04, 2011 09:39 AM
Channel 4 researchers travelled to the Central African country, to film footage broadcast on Friday.
Apr 04, 2011 11:25 AM
A child sponsorship report from Santiago de Los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic. Written in 2010.
Apr 04, 2011 02:50 PM
The situation in Côte d’Ivoire is becoming increasingly chaotic. Due to heavy fighting and prevailing insecurity in the surrounding area in Abidjan, children and young people have been evacuated to our SOS Children's Village Aboisso, further east in the country.
Apr 05, 2011 09:20 AM
HIV patients in Tanzania are being urged to keep taking their anti-retrovirals as thousands of people surge into the north of the country to buy a herbal miracle cure.
Apr 05, 2011 09:31 AM
In southern Thailand, flooding has struck ten provinces and killed at least 45 people. Over 2 million people have been affected across the southern region, with areas put on high alert as more rain is forecast.
Apr 05, 2011 09:36 AM
This week, a United Nations (UN) delegation has been visiting the Philippines.
Apr 05, 2011 02:27 PM
Preliminary results from Haiti’s presidential election have just been announced which indicate that musician Michel Martelly has won a majority of votes, defeating former first lady Mirlande Manigat.
Apr 06, 2011 02:35 PM
A child sponsorship report from Sheikh in Somaliland. Written in 2010.
Apr 06, 2011 03:00 PM
David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, has just visited Pakistan and spoken of the UK government’s commitment to the country.
Apr 07, 2011 09:35 AM
Throughout the world, SOS Children are supporting nearly 400,000 children and families with medical treatments and preventative care. Celestine, from Nairobi in Kenya, is one of these people whose lives have improved with support from the SOS Medical Centre and Family Strengthening Programme.
Apr 07, 2011 09:48 AM
Parents and teachers in South Africa fear a growing trend of wearing a herb, believed to improve fighting and sexual prowess, is fuelling a rise in violence among schoolchildren.
Apr 07, 2011 10:25 AM
A child sponsorship report from Cibitoke in Burundi. Written in 2010.
Apr 07, 2011 10:45 AM
On Friday 8th July 2011, the fifth annual Property Race Day will take place at Ascot Racecourse, helping to raise valuable funds in support of our work in Chipata, a deprived town in Zambia’s eastern province, where one in every six children are orphans.
Apr 07, 2011 11:55 AM
On 12 April, a new campaign 'The International Day for Street Children: Louder Together' is launched. This campaign aims to give a louder voice to the millions of vulnerable street children all around the world, so their rights cannot be ignored.
Apr 07, 2011 04:43 PM
Despite years of strong economic growth, bumper harvests and huge social care and food assistance programmes, there are still pockets in Argentina where hunger and malnutrition persist.
Apr 07, 2011 05:03 PM
As Rwanda marks the anniversary of the 1994 genocide in which almost one million people were killed, an orphanage that played a key part in protecting people is still serving its community.
Apr 08, 2011 11:10 AM
A child sponsorship report from Savannakhet in Laos. Written in 2010.
Apr 08, 2011 11:45 AM
Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children, broadcast on BBC2 in 2010, told the story of young sisters Esther and Tino and their struggle to survive. A year later, the film crew returned to make a second film charting their progress since they arrived to live at SOS Children's Village Bindura. Take a look at how Esther and Tino’s lives have dramatically changed since they came to live with SOS Children in Zimbabwe…
Apr 08, 2011 04:55 PM
At his election in June last year, Benigno Aquino the President of the Philippines promised to work towards ‘peace & prosperity’.
Apr 11, 2011 10:25 AM
A child sponsorship report from Santa Tecla in El Salvador. Written in 2010.
Apr 11, 2011 10:34 AM
In his final speech to the United Nations (UN) last week, the outgoing president of Haiti, Rene Preval, spoke of the need for the UN to refocus its mission in Haiti.
Apr 11, 2011 01:40 PM
Since disputed presidential elections in late 2010, the situation in Côte d’Ivoire has been increasingly unstable and is now descending into a full-scale humanitarian crisis.
Apr 12, 2011 10:10 AM
A child sponsorship report from Daegu in South Korea. Written in 2010.
Apr 12, 2011 11:48 AM
A surge in interest among young western doctors in the world’s poorest countries is lightening the load for local health workers and leading to better care.
Apr 12, 2011 04:57 PM
Despite a growing women’s movement, girls continue to be married off at a very young age in Bangladesh.
Apr 13, 2011 10:25 AM
A child sponsorship report from Serowe in Botswana. Written in 2010.
Apr 13, 2011 04:05 PM
Results of Peru’s first-round presidential election were announced on Sunday, giving the left-wing nationalist Ollanta Humala a majority.
Apr 14, 2011 11:05 AM
A child sponsorship report from Rustenburg in South Africa. Written in 2010.
Apr 14, 2011 04:55 PM
Last week, a Bangladeshi court upheld the dismissal of Muhammad Yunus as managing director of the Grameen Bank, which he founded.
Apr 15, 2011 12:11 PM
Aid agencies risk violating, rather than protecting the rights of people in disaster zones, experts warn.
Apr 15, 2011 04:55 PM
Earlier this month a delegation from various United Nations (UN) agencies, including representatives from the Development Program (UNDP) and the Children’s Fund (UNICEF), visited the Philippines.
May 31, 2011 11:40 AM
It has now been over eight months since Pakistan was affected by devastating flooding. SOS are providing support to help families in the community to repair their homes and rebuild their lives.
Apr 18, 2011 10:15 AM
In the Belarus capital of Minsk, many families, particularly those forced to move from contaminated areas following the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, now face unemployment and a range of social problems including alcoholism and mental health issues.
Apr 18, 2011 03:10 PM
Ethiopia is one of the world’s most popular destinations for western couples hoping to adopt orphaned children.
Apr 18, 2011 04:45 PM
With the exception of Afghanistan, Nepal remains the poorest country in south Asia, with over half the population living on less than a dollar per day.
Apr 19, 2011 09:25 AM
The European Union has been criticised for wasting billions of taxpayer’s money on useless aid projects.
Apr 19, 2011 12:05 PM
A new study has been conducted by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) to assess the nation’s water supplies.
Apr 19, 2011 02:31 PM
A four-day old baby and several children are among 500 killed when rioters armed with machetes stormed villages in Nigeria.
Apr 19, 2011 02:47 PM
A child sponsorship report from Dar Bouazza in Morocco. Written in 2010.
Apr 20, 2011 03:07 PM
Aids organisations in the country with the world’s highest HIV rate are struggling to survive.
Apr 20, 2011 03:10 PM
A child sponsorship report from Jorpati in Nepal. Written in 2010.
Apr 20, 2011 04:54 PM
Though no official statistics exist, one recent study (conducted by the Democratic Women’s Association) estimated that 1000 young people die each year in India due to ‘honour killings’.
Apr 21, 2011 09:29 AM
When British children tuck into their Easter eggs on Sunday, few will know their chocolate treats have been made by African children working as modern day slaves.
Apr 21, 2011 04:38 PM
A child sponsorship report from Chengdu in China. Written in 2010.
Apr 21, 2011 04:45 PM
On Saturday, an Egyptian court ordered the dissolution of former President Hosni Mubarak’s political party, the National Democratic Party (NDP).
Apr 25, 2011 09:25 AM
Elena Parhimovich, 50, and her son Maxim, 23, live in Bobruisk, a small town in the district of Mogilev, one of Belarus's most severely contaminated areas by the radioactive fall-out from the worst nuclear accident in history at Chernobyl. Here, they tell their story...
Apr 25, 2011 10:10 AM
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, professional photographer Gail Ward is holding an exhibition at The Link Gallery in Winchester from 19 April until 26 May 2011 illustrating the effect that the nuclear fallout is still having on children and families in Belarus.
Apr 26, 2011 08:55 AM
SOS Children have recently opened a new SOS Children’s Village in Ghana, the third in the country, and the first Village to be located in central Ghana.
Apr 26, 2011 09:00 AM
Burkina Faso, a poor landlocked country in West Africa, has been severely affected by ongoing unrest both by the country’s population and in neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire. We have received the good news that all of our programmes in Burkina Faso are safe and unaffected by the violence.
Apr 26, 2011 09:05 AM
"An advantage for the disadvantaged" is how one parent recently described the new class now available for children with special needs at SOS Primary School Blantyre in Malawi.
Apr 26, 2011 09:10 AM
After massive landslides destroyed entire neighbourhoods of Bolivia’s capital La Paz in late February 2011, SOS Children set up five Emergency Childcare Centres in the areas affected most by the disaster.
Apr 26, 2011 09:15 AM
Nearly one in every five Indonesian children under the age of five is underweight. Not only can malnutrition be fatal; it causes significant long-term health problems in those who survive. Since early 2011, SOS have been organising programmes in Indonesia to help to reduce the number of malnourished children.
Apr 26, 2011 09:20 AM
Children and staff have finally returned to the SOS Children’s Village in Malakal, which they had to flee due to deadly clashes on site on 12 March.
Dec 15, 2011 09:40 AM
Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, plans to build a brand new SOS Children’s Village, Family Strengthening Programme and education facilities in Les Cayes in the south of the country are underway.
Apr 26, 2011 09:40 AM
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. The nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine in 1986 emitted radiation over a territory the size of Germany and was a human tragedy, resulting in large-scale displacement of populations, the contamination of vast areas of land, and the loss of livelihoods. It is estimated that at least 4,000 deaths are attributable to the accident, whilst thousands more continue to endure health problems as a direct result of radiation.
Apr 26, 2011 09:45 AM
In a crowded room on the second floor of a state-owned high rise block in the small town of Borovljany, just outside Minsk, single mother Olga, begins to recount her story of her troublesome childhood and her struggle to provide for her three children.
Apr 26, 2011 09:55 AM
Sitting in his office on the outskirts of Minsk, Alex Nesterenko, Director of the Belarus Institute of Radiation, looks worried: ‘25years after Chernobyl, we have not learnt anything. It’s happening all over again [in Japan]. It’s déjà vu.’
Apr 26, 2011 02:50 PM
A cholera outbreak in west Africa could kill hundreds of people a day, without urgent aid to stop the disease spreading, a charity has warned.
Apr 26, 2011 05:05 PM
The president-elect of Haiti, Michel Martelly, has been in Washington and spoken about the pressing needs of his ravaged country.
Apr 27, 2011 01:37 PM
Sierra Leone should move forward from its troubled past and look to the future, its president said today as the country marks 50 years of independence from British rule.
Apr 27, 2011 03:22 PM
Over the next five years, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) expects to spend a significant part of its aid budget for Pakistan on education.
Apr 28, 2011 09:45 AM
Madonna has launched her legal case against a group of sacked workers after her plans to build a girls' school in the country were scrapped.
Apr 28, 2011 03:20 PM
The World Health Organisation (WHO) this week published its first worldwide report on non-communicable diseases.
Apr 28, 2011 04:24 PM
A child sponsorship report from Imzouren in Morocco. Written in 2010.