Mar 01, 2012 10:09 AM
The United Nations (UN) this week highlighted the ongoing emergency in Pakistan, where at least 2.5 million people require help six months after floods left devastation across the south.
Mar 01, 2012 04:21 PM
On wasteland near Cite Soleil, a slum area of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, one of the country’s former football stars runs a youth sports and education centre called L'Athletique d'Haiti.
Mar 02, 2012 11:30 AM
A child sponsorship report from Gode in Ethiopia. Written in 2011.
Mar 02, 2012 03:48 PM
This week’s court case surrounding the murder of a fifteen year-old boy, Kristy Bamu, in London, has once again highlighted the problem of children being accused of witchcraft, a phenomenon which has been growing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Mar 05, 2012 10:35 AM
A child sponsorship report from Vientiane in Laos. Written in 2011.
Mar 05, 2012 05:02 PM
In Zambia, 15% of deaths among under-fives are caused by diarrhoea (according to World Health Organization data), making it one of the main child killers.
Mar 06, 2012 10:35 AM
A child sponsorship report from Bucharest in Romania. Written in 2011.
Mar 07, 2012 09:44 AM
Following the Durban talks in December on tackling climate change, the foreign minister of Bangladesh criticised developed countries for failing to distribute funds aimed at helping poorer countries adapt to environmental change.
Mar 07, 2012 11:04 AM
This week, ambassadors from the five permanent Security Council members of the United Nations (UN) – Britain, China, France, Russia and the USA – along with Morocco, are holding meetings to try and agree a new draft resolution on Syria.
Mar 07, 2012 01:35 PM
A child sponsorship report from El Jadida in Morocco. Written in 2011.
Mar 08, 2012 10:05 AM
Fatumah, Ayesha, Hamdi and Ardi are all women living in the Somali region of Ethiopia. Poverty-stricken, marginalised and suffering under extreme weather conditions, the Somali region is a hard place to survive, especially for rural people.
Mar 08, 2013 02:10 PM
In Niger, only 17% of women are able to read and write, hindering not only their employment prospects but also their ability to participate in their communities. As part of the Family Strengthening Programme in Niamey, SOS Children have established a programme to provide literacy education for vulnerable women, to help them to improve their family’s prospects for the future.
Mar 08, 2012 10:25 AM
A child sponsorship report from Khartoum in Sudan. Written in 2011.
Mar 08, 2012 04:54 PM
Next week, world delegates will be exploring this year’s theme for International Women’s Day – “Empower rural women, end poverty and hunger.” The ‘Global Conference on Women in Agriculture’ will take place in India on the 13-15th March.
Mar 09, 2012 07:25 AM
Editorial by Helen Elmerstig, Education Coordinator.
Mar 09, 2012 08:10 AM
Two of the three SOS Children's Villages in Greece will soon be available to receive international SOS Village sponsorships, a new development reflecting the needs of that nation’s children during economic crisis.
Mar 12, 2012 11:16 AM
This month, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reported new attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) causing thousands of people in the northern Orientale province to flee their homes.
Mar 12, 2012 04:55 PM
In the central northern districts of Uganda (Lamwo, Kitgum and Pader), over 3000 children have been struck down by a fatal illness called nodding disease.
Mar 14, 2012 02:25 PM
In the first international trial to focus on the use of child soldiers, a warlord from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been found guilty by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Mar 15, 2012 04:55 PM
A number of schools in the Kibaha district of Tanzania, north-west of the capital, have implemented a system where pupils living with HIV identify themselves with a red ribbon.
Mar 19, 2012 02:35 PM
A child sponsorship report from Benguela in Angola. Written in 2011.
Mar 19, 2012 03:58 PM
High rates of acute malnutrition are not uncommon in Chad, particularly in the western Kanem region along the border with Niger, where over the past decade rates of malnutrition have only dipped once below the World Health Organization’s emergency threshold of 15%.
Mar 20, 2012 05:15 PM
Two new reports focus on the issue of how to improve education among Arab youngsters in the Middle East.
Mar 21, 2012 12:25 PM
A child sponsorship report from Gikongoro in Rwanda. Written in 2011.
Mar 22, 2012 09:32 AM
After the flooding disasters of 2010 and 2011, many poor families in the Sindh province of Pakistan have become so desperate they are selling their children to traffickers.
Mar 22, 2012 02:00 PM
SOS Children’s new website ‘Our Africa’ is in the running for a major award.
Mar 22, 2012 03:40 PM
A child sponsorship report from Fort Portal in Uganda. Written in 2011.
Mar 23, 2012 09:43 AM
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that the detention of children can only be used “as a measure of last resort” and “for the shortest appropriate period of time” and yet the children of migrant workers and asylum seekers are regularly held for long periods, sometimes for many years.
Mar 23, 2012 04:20 PM
A child sponsorship report from Cibitoke in Burundi. Written in 2011.
Mar 23, 2012 04:37 PM
Bangladesh is one of many developing countries where there are high smoking rates among men and adolescent boys, with nearly half of all males smoking and almost one in ten teenage boys (aged 13-15) adopting the habit, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Mar 26, 2012 03:58 PM
A child sponsorship report from Callao in Peru. Written in 2011.
Mar 27, 2012 09:32 AM
Tuberculosis (TB) is an illness which is not often associated with children, but each year up to 70,000 youngsters die from this curable disease.
Mar 28, 2012 03:38 PM
In some northern regions of Nigeria, over three-quarters of people live below the poverty line and with unemployment high, young men are easily attracted into the ranks of militant groups.
Mar 30, 2012 10:30 AM
As the sun rises across Mogadishu, the Somali capital's air is fresh and the call to prayer signals the beginning of another day. The sound of radio talk shows can then be heard from battery-operated transistors placed on the ground outside the entrances of homes where food preparation takes place.
Mar 30, 2012 10:35 AM
Students from The University of Manchester have recently established an SOS Children supporters group, to raise awareness and vital funds for SOS Children’s projects supporting children in the deprived town of Chipata in Zambia.
Mar 30, 2012 11:10 AM
In Bosnia-Herzegovina families are faced with many challenges. Approximately 18% of children grow up in poverty and unaffordable health insurance has left families in desperate situations. SOS Children are working through our Family Strengthening Programmes (FSPs), supporting families in all aspects of their lives to provide a better future for their children.
Mar 30, 2012 11:15 AM
In South Africa, SOS Children have set up new form of community-based foster care, in an area with a high number of orphaned and abandoned children. Emma is just one of the foster mothers who have taken vulnerable children into their homes and provided them with long-term care.
Mar 30, 2012 11:25 AM
The popular children’s BBC news programme, Newsround, recently aired an episode featuring SOS Children's project ‘Our Africa’.
Mar 30, 2012 11:35 AM
Tottenham Hotspur football club have recently announced that they are backing Mums Matter, our campaign to raise awareness of the role that over 5,000 SOS Mothers play in improving the lives of thousands of orphaned and abandoned children around the world.
Mar 30, 2012 03:03 PM
In Estonia, the growing use of fentanyl as a recreational drug is causing a spate of deaths among young people.