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February 2012

SOS Children projects unaffected by Philippines earthquake, Zambia makes African Cup of Nations final, Drive from London to Cape Town, This month's child sponsorship reports...
Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Morelia, Mexico

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Morelia, Mexico

Feb 01, 2012 10:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Morelia in Mexico. This report was written in 2011.

The battle to rid Chad’s children of polio

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.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Tijuana, Mexico

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Tijuana, Mexico

Feb 02, 2012 10:35 AM

A child sponsorship report from Tijuana in Mexico. This report was written in 2011.

Action needed to save mothers and children in Somaliland

Feb 03, 2012 11:49 AM

Despite its comparative stability, Somaliland still faces huge development battles, particularly in health.

Extra support needed for typhoon-affected families in the Philippines

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.

 SOS Children projects unaffected following earthquake in the Philippines

SOS Children projects unaffected following earthquake 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.

Niger struggling to feed refugees

Feb 07, 2012 12:20 PM

Over recent weeks, an estimated 12,000 people have fled fighting in northern regions of Mali.

Treating India’s blind or visually-impaired children

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.

Rejoicing in Zambia as country makes Africa Cup of Nations final

Rejoicing in Zambia as country makes Africa Cup of Nations final

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...

Small-scale methods for treating sewage and providing safe water in Nepal

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.

Solar energy changes lives in Burkina Faso and Mali

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.

The working children of Nepal

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.

Poverty levels rise in Nigeria

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.

Effects of malnutrition on the world’s children

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.

Giving a face to India’s poor and hungry

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.

Using Brazil’s experience to improve nutrition worldwide

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.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Ibarra, Ecuador

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Ibarra, Ecuador

Feb 20, 2012 10:14 AM

A child sponsorship report from Ibarra, Ecuador. Written in 2011.

Protecting the people of Jamaica

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”.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Angkor-Siem Reap, Cambodia

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Angkor-Siem Reap, Cambodia

Feb 21, 2012 10:35 AM

A child sponsorship report from Angkor-Siem Reap in Cambodia. Written in 2011.

Drawing children away from the mining industry in Kenya

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.

Deaths of children in the gold mining areas of Nigeria

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.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Feb 22, 2012 11:10 AM

A child sponsorship report from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Written in 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Asiakwa, Ghana

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Asiakwa, Ghana

Feb 23, 2012 10:35 AM

A child sponsorship report from Asiakwa in Ghana. Written in 2011.

Working to ensure Madagascan children grow tall

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).

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Conakry, Guinea

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Conakry, Guinea

Feb 24, 2012 11:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Conakry in Guinea. Written in 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Juah Town, Liberia

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Juah Town, Liberia

Feb 27, 2012 11:10 AM

A child sponsorship report from Juah Town in Liberia. Written in 2011.

Angelina Jolie donating 'Blood and Honey' soundtrack proceeds to SOS Children in Bosnia

Angelina Jolie donating 'Blood and Honey' soundtrack proceeds to SOS Children in Bosnia

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.

‘Save My Mother’: SOS Children preventing cervical cancer in Zambia

‘Save My Mother’: SOS Children preventing cervical cancer in Zambia

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.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Kita, Mali

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Kita, Mali

Feb 28, 2012 10:10 AM

A child sponsorship report from Kita in Mali. Written in 2011.

Epic drive from London to Cape Town in support of SOS Children!

Epic drive from London to Cape Town in support of SOS Children!

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.

Teaching the youngsters of El Salvador all about climate risks

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.

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