Jan 03, 2012 01:57 PM
In Kenya, Shujaaz is a monthly comic and daily radio show aimed at young people. It is designed as a fun vehicle to carry educational and inspirational messages for its target audience, who are mostly aged between 16 and 25 years.
Jan 04, 2012 05:06 PM
As well as the misery of leaving many thousands homeless, the recent devastating floods in the south of Pakistan have led to even higher food prices in some parts of the country.
Jan 05, 2012 03:35 PM
Wildfires have been raging for several days across parts of central and southern Chile. At least one person has died and more than 160 houses have been engulfed.
Jan 06, 2012 10:43 AM
As part of the international SOS Children team in Haiti, Max Lamesch is in charge of institutional donor services. In this interview he shares some insights about challenges NGOs such as SOS Children are faced with in Haiti, two years after the earthquake.
Jan 06, 2012 04:45 PM
In Sub Saharan Africa, half of all hospital beds are likely to be taken by patients who are ill because of dirty water or bad sanitation and aid experts in Zimbabwe are concerned numbers in the country are rising.
Jan 09, 2012 04:34 PM
After the unrest of 2011, the new government of Ivory Coast introduced free healthcare.
Jan 10, 2012 03:50 PM
More than 1,250 Filipinos are now known to have died during Typhoon Washi and over 100 are still missing.
Jan 11, 2012 12:05 PM
Five years after the Asian tsunami constituted one of the world’s worst natural catastrophes, killing 230,000 people around the Indian Ocean, a large earthquake has struck near the northern region of Sumatra in Indonesia.
Jan 11, 2012 02:50 PM
Today is the two year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. SOS Children, in partnership with other NGOs, are calling on the international community to prioritise the needs of children and families in Haiti.
Jan 11, 2012 03:00 PM
Today is the second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. In the aftermath of the devastating disaster on 12 January 2010, which killed 220,000 people and left more than one million homeless, SOS Children stepped in to provide Emergency Relief for children and families most affected. Now, nearly two years on, our plans to contribute to Haiti’s long-term recovery are well underway.
Jan 12, 2012 04:44 PM
The Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, has called the level of malnutrition among the country’s children a “national shame”.
Jan 13, 2012 09:10 AM
Two years after the unthinkable 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, significant progress has been made in reconstructing the country. Even so, Haiti is still very much in a state of emergency and it is affecting children the most.
Jan 13, 2012 04:54 PM
In the past, food crises in Niger have escalated to a point where the situation has become a desperate emergency.
Jan 16, 2012 04:56 PM
The President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, today announced a change in policy over planned petrol price changes.
Jan 17, 2012 09:43 AM
A child sponsorship report from Los Mina in Dominican Republic. Written in 2011.
Jan 17, 2012 05:05 PM
There are over 700 million food-insecure people in India, despite the country’s 22 programmes to alleviate hunger and poverty.
Jan 18, 2012 10:21 AM
The Horn of Africa drought killed between 50,000-100,000 people in five months (between April and August 2011), more than half of them children under five, and according to a frank report from aid agencies, many of these deaths would have been avoided by a quicker response from the international community.
Jan 18, 2012 10:35 AM
A child sponsorship report from Los Jardines Del Norte in Dominican Republic. Written in 2011.
Jan 19, 2012 09:32 AM
Following the severe drought of 2011, an estimated 385,000 Ethiopian school children need “emergency education assistance” according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Jan 19, 2012 10:50 AM
A child sponsorship report from Louga in Senegal. Written in 2011.
Jan 20, 2012 10:25 AM
A child sponsorship report from Douala in Cameroon. Written in 2011.
Jan 20, 2012 03:29 PM
Last week saw the shocking incident of a woman trampled to death outside South Africa’s University of Johannesburg, when thousands of young people pushed forward to sign up for last-minute places.
Jan 23, 2012 10:20 AM
A child sponsorship report from Bharatpur in Nepal. Written in 2011.
Jan 23, 2012 04:51 PM
Having launched a nationwide immunization programme at the beginning of January, Bangladesh is now using mobile health workers to reach around 560,000 children across the country who have yet to be vaccinated against polio.
Jan 24, 2012 01:32 PM
Despite efforts to end the practice of using child soldiers, up to 300,000 children worldwide are caught up in fighting each year, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Jan 25, 2012 04:56 PM
There are an estimated 215 million child workers worldwide and nearly two-thirds of those (aged 5-17 years) work in agriculture, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Jan 27, 2012 09:23 AM
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is the world’s largest provider of financial investment in health services and this week marks its 10th anniversary.
Jan 27, 2012 04:30 PM
A child sponsorship report from Meru in Kenya. Written in 2011.
Jan 30, 2012 04:51 PM
Child labour remains common in West Africa, where poverty increasingly results in the movement of children from poorer nations to work in wealthier ones.
Jan 31, 2012 10:00 AM
A child sponsorship report from Megadim, Migdal Haemek, in Israel. This report was written in 2011.
Jan 31, 2012 10:05 AM
When SOS Children Supporter Christina Lowe paid a visit to our SOS Social Centres in Colombia, she had the chance to see first-hand the impact of the projects. Here, she describes her trip and her impressions of how we are helping disadvantaged families.
Jan 31, 2012 10:05 AM
2012 is SOS Children’s 30th year of working in South Africa. Dressed in a pretty pink sweater and curled on a couch in her home at SOS Children’s Village Ennerdale, Johannesburg, Maria is proof of the good that SOS Children continues to do in the country.
Jan 31, 2012 10:10 AM
Victor Ofosu attended the SOS Primary and Junior School in Tema, Ghana from the age of six. Here, he describes his experiences at the SOS School and why he believes the education he received gave him the confidence for his achievements later in life.
Jan 31, 2012 10:20 AM
The economic crisis in Greece is forcing families to seek help from SOS Children -– and in many cases ask if their children could be taken into care.
Jan 28, 2012 03:50 PM
Former SOS child 18 year-old Adeline Gouenon is currently studying English and Sports Development at Loughborough College, and, as an Ivorian athletics champion, has just been selected by her country for trials to run in the 2012 London Olympics.