Oct 03, 2011 04:25 PM
An estimated 40,000 beggars take to the streets of Dhaka each day and the authorities in Bangladesh have decided to conduct a survey of them.
Oct 05, 2011 11:42 AM
In Nepal, there are an estimated 650,000 children who have lost either one or both parents (according to the United Nations Children’s Agency).
Oct 05, 2011 12:53 PM
Angelina Jolie has appealed to the world to beef up its efforts to handle the Horn of Africa food crisis, saying hundreds of thousands of lives depend on it.
Oct 05, 2011 02:32 PM
A huge bomb blast in Mogadishu yesterday killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 50.
Oct 06, 2011 09:33 AM
Thousands of children in Zimbabwe who were evicted from their homes are being deprived of a proper education, a rights group says.
Oct 06, 2011 04:43 PM
Indians are realising the long-term health of their nation is at risk because of the decreasing number of girls.
Oct 07, 2011 03:47 PM
At the National People’s Congress in March this year, China’s premier, Wen Jiabao promised the country’s ‘have-nots’ would be at the centre of development goals over the next five years.
Oct 10, 2011 09:39 AM
Thousands of families are fleeing violence in Sudan's Blue Nile state and the United Nations has opened a new refugee camp in western Ethiopia to house the arrivals.
Oct 10, 2011 10:38 AM
On his tour of three central African countries, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has moved on from Malawi, where the country was celebrating its 150th anniversary of the Anglican Church, to Zimbabwe.
Oct 10, 2011 01:35 PM
A child sponsorship report from Bhuj in India. Written in 2011.
Oct 11, 2011 01:53 PM
Girls are being abducted, raped and forced into marriage in at least 17 countries around the world, from China to Mexico to Russia to southern Africa.
Oct 12, 2011 11:45 AM
Abductions of children in Uganda for use by witch doctors in rituals have surged over the past three years.
Oct 12, 2011 12:35 PM
The worst flooding in decades across many parts of Thailand has led to the prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, to declare a national crisis.
Oct 12, 2011 01:45 PM
Over the last five months, school and university students in Chile have been holding demonstrations and boycotting classes to demand free education at university level.
Oct 12, 2011 02:40 PM
A child sponsorship report from Viet Tri in Vietnam. Written in 2011.
Oct 12, 2011 04:00 PM
In 2009, the UN formally adopted the groundbreaking Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, which SOS Children helped to develop. This week, speakers at a high-level meeting in New York have urged the international community to continue to improve the quality and standard of care for vulnerable children.
Oct 12, 2011 04:05 PM
Over the past three days, SOS Children’s projects in Mogadishu, Somalia, have come under heavy artillery fire. SOS Children have evacuated our Children’s Village and SOS Hospital in the area to ensure the safety of all of our children, SOS mothers, and staff.
Oct 13, 2011 03:01 PM
Tuberculosis rates have dropped to their lowest in a decade, says The World Health Organization.
Oct 13, 2011 04:20 PM
A number of children are now dying every day from viral encephalitis, as an outbreak brings misery to parts of the Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.
Oct 14, 2011 04:03 PM
The plight of a 10-year old girl, abducted as she was taken to school by her mother, has highlighted the problem of frequent kidnappings in Colombia.
Oct 17, 2011 10:00 AM
Today is the International Day for the Eradication or Poverty. In Georgia, poverty, in combination with unemployment, is a major problem for many families. Elena is just one of the parents SOS Children are working with to help them to find employment and support their families’ financial needs.
Oct 17, 2011 10:35 AM
Armed conflict continues to impact on international agencies' ability to carry out relief activities for Somali famine victims in Mogadishu. The situation is severely affected by drought, famine, displacement, violence and governance issues. SOS Children have been forced to abandon our projects in the area for the safety of our children and staff.
Oct 17, 2011 11:36 AM
October 17th is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and this year’s theme is ‘Only a Development That Includes Everyone is Sustainable’.
Oct 17, 2011 12:37 PM
A child sponsorship report from Chennai in India. Written in 2011.
Oct 18, 2011 12:06 PM
This October, the SOS Schools in Santo and Cap Haïtien opened their doors to welcome hundreds of children back for a new school year. In Santo alone, an extra 500 children now have access to a free education, and we are building another school to give even more young people the opportunity for a better start in life.
Oct 19, 2011 04:50 PM
Tonight on BBC One, Panorama investigates 'Britain's Child Beggars'. The programme takes a look at the sad reality of children, some as young as four, who live and beg on the streets of the UK, sometimes making up to £500 a day for their minders.
Oct 20, 2011 10:09 AM
The size of the humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa remains massive, says a British politician.
Oct 24, 2011 09:17 AM
About 800,000 children have been caught up in some of Thailand’s worst flooding in half a century, aid workers estimate.
Oct 26, 2011 09:45 AM
An estimated 300,000 people in El Salvador are in urgent need of help after heavy rains caused widespread flooding across Central America.
Oct 26, 2011 10:22 AM
So far this year, only one case of polio has been reported in India, leading the country’s health minister to declare on World Polio Day that India has “never been closer” to eradicating the disease.
Oct 26, 2011 12:05 PM
“We are learning in school how to protect ourselves during storms and earthquakes,” says a child from SOS Children’s Village Port-au-Prince in Haiti. “I wish we could have learned that earlier, so we would have been safer and better prepared at the time of the earthquake.”
Oct 27, 2011 10:27 AM
This week, the United Nations (UN) and other aid organisations have launched an emergency appeal to raise 15.7 million dollars for El Salvador.
Oct 27, 2011 10:45 AM
A child sponsorship report from Colon in Panama. Written in 2011.
Oct 28, 2011 12:25 PM
Earlier this month, the medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) issued a statement that it had stopped diagnosing new cases of Chagas disease in Paraguay.
Oct 28, 2011 01:45 PM
Despite a fast-growing economy, nearly a third of young people (aged 15-24 years) in the Dominican Republic are unemployed and the situation is exacerbating social problems in the country.
Oct 28, 2011 03:30 PM
Continuous heavy rain has not dampened the spirit of thousands of Somalis who are now leaving crowded refugee camps and returning home after being displaced by East Africa’s worst drought in decades.
Oct 31, 2011 12:10 PM
Up to 80 million people in India have a disability. Children with physical and mental disabilities are amongst the most socially excluded and disadvantaged in the country. Against this background, SOS Children’s Village Khajuri Kalan provides a home, an education and medical care for disabled children with no one else to care for them.
Oct 31, 2011 12:30 PM
In Tadjourah, the oldest town in Djibouti, 11 percent of children under the age of 14 are growing up without parental care. SOS Children are establishing new projects in the country, to give a home to orphaned and abandoned children, and to support vulnerable families in the community.
Oct 31, 2011 12:40 PM
For the 16th time in our history, SOS Children International were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, an honour which recognises our work helping orphaned and abandoned children worldwide. Although we didn't win this year's prize, we were very grateful for the awareness the nomination generated for our cause.
Oct 31, 2011 12:45 PM
Florence Phiri is the National Director of SOS Children in Zambia. Recently, she visited our office in the UK to discuss the development of new SOS Children’s projects in Chipata, in the country’s Eastern Province, which are currently being built thanks to the support of UK donors.
Oct 31, 2011 12:50 PM
For the first time since SOS Children began working in Mogadishu in 1985, all of our facilities have had to be totally evacuated due to ongoing fighting.
Oct 31, 2011 01:34 PM
The Indian government has recently announced it will withdraw drastic security laws in parts of the Himalayan region of Kashmir due to an improvement in the situation there.
Oct 31, 2011 03:25 PM
A child sponsorship report from Huehuetoca, Mexico. Written in 2011.
Oct 31, 2011 03:29 PM
Schoolchildren in the most cut-off parts of rural Africa are learning their lessons in hard-wearing mobile classrooms kitted out with laptops, video cameras and an electronic blackboard.