Feb 01, 2012 10:15 AM
A child sponsorship report from Morelia in Mexico. This report was written in 2011.
Feb 01, 2012 04:29 PM
Chad is one of three countries in Africa (along with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola), where an imported wild strain of the polio virus has managed to re-establish itself.
Feb 02, 2012 10:35 AM
A child sponsorship report from Tijuana in Mexico. This report was written in 2011.
Feb 03, 2012 11:49 AM
Despite its comparative stability, Somaliland still faces huge development battles, particularly in health.
Feb 03, 2012 04:01 PM
The United Nations (UN) has this week asked for more money as part of its emergency appeal to support those affected by typhoon Washi in the Philippines.
Feb 06, 2012 02:23 PM
More than 13 people, including two children, have been killed by a severe earthquake in the southern-central region of the Philippines.
Feb 07, 2012 12:20 PM
Over recent weeks, an estimated 12,000 people have fled fighting in northern regions of Mali.
Feb 08, 2012 04:00 PM
According to the World Health Organization, 39 million people around the globe are blind and health experts estimate nearly two-fifths of these live in India.
Feb 09, 2012 04:17 PM
Director of Fundraising Meryl Davies explains why she'll be supporting Zambia in the Africa Cup of Nations final...
Feb 10, 2012 09:29 AM
In Nepal, less than a third of people have access to proper sanitation and water-borne diseases represent the biggest threat to children.
Feb 10, 2012 04:55 PM
People in the West like to think they’re up-to-date with the latest technology, but many will never have heard of a solar cooker, while for communities in Mali and Burkina Faso, these ingenious devices are nothing new.
Feb 13, 2012 04:03 PM
Over a third of all children in Nepal (aged 5-14 years) are estimated to be involved in some form of child labour, according to a recent United Nations Children’s Agency (UNICEF) report.
Feb 14, 2012 10:37 AM
After the recent strikes and wave of bombings, Nigerians could do with some good news; instead, the latest government poverty figures present a bleak picture.
Feb 15, 2012 12:00 PM
In a new report released by Save the Children – ‘A Life Free from Hunger’ – the organisation highlights the stark facts about malnutrition among children.
Feb 16, 2012 04:46 PM
Facts about India’s huge numbers of poor and malnourished people are frequently in the news; in its latest report, ‘A Life Free from Hunger’, Save The Children reminds us that around half of all Indian children are stunted.
Feb 17, 2012 03:23 PM
At a time when one billion people across the world don’t have enough food and a further one billion lack the essential nutrients in their diet to be healthy, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is working to shift the international approach to tackling hunger. The organization is now headed by José Graziano da Silva, a Brazilian who was in charge of his country’s Fome Zero (‘zero hunger’) campaign.
Feb 20, 2012 10:14 AM
A child sponsorship report from Ibarra, Ecuador. Written in 2011.
Feb 20, 2012 05:12 PM
On being sworn in as Jamaica’s President last month, Portia Simpson-Miller pledged to ease poverty, boost the economy, reduce joblessness and create a country of “brothers and sisters, not of rivals and victims”.
Feb 21, 2012 10:35 AM
A child sponsorship report from Angkor-Siem Reap in Cambodia. Written in 2011.
Feb 21, 2012 11:51 AM
Artisanal mining is common in Africa, especially in hard-to-reach locations, and children frequently work alongside adults in this most hazardous of all industry sectors.
Feb 22, 2012 10:48 AM
As in many countries of Africa, artisanal mining is common in Nigeria, but rights groups are warning about the continuing cost in the lives of children.
Feb 22, 2012 11:10 AM
A child sponsorship report from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Written in 2011.
Feb 23, 2012 10:35 AM
A child sponsorship report from Asiakwa in Ghana. Written in 2011.
Feb 24, 2012 09:20 AM
Madagascar has one of the highest rates of stunting in the world, with over half of children having stunted growth (according to the Madagascar Demographic Health Survey 2008-2009).
Feb 24, 2012 11:15 AM
A child sponsorship report from Conakry in Guinea. Written in 2011.
Feb 27, 2012 11:10 AM
A child sponsorship report from Juah Town in Liberia. Written in 2011.
Feb 28, 2012 09:55 AM
Angelina Jolie has announced that she will donate some of the proceeds from her new film In The Land of Blood and Honey's soundtrack to SOS Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Feb 28, 2012 10:03 AM
In countries such as Zambia, a lack of testing facilities and knowledge of cervical cancer has contributed to a high infection rate. Delays in diagnosis often prevent women from receiving treatment until it is too late. SOS Children have recently launched “Save My Mother”, a programme designed to raise awareness and reduce mortality from the disease.
Feb 28, 2012 10:10 AM
A child sponsorship report from Kita in Mali. Written in 2011.
Feb 28, 2012 10:20 AM
Friends Rachel Vestey and Suzy Harvey recently completed the remarkable challenge of rally driving from London to Cape Town. Covering a distance of 14,000 kilometres, the route passed through three continents, 14 countries and one SOS Children’s Village, all in aid of our charity.
Feb 28, 2012 10:23 AM
El Salvador is rated by the World Bank as the the 4th worst place in the world (by land area) for being exposed to multiple natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, droughts, river flooding and landslides.