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June 2012

Phil Spencer takes on Million Pound Drop, TV & Radio Industries Club honours SOS Children, Greater Manchester Marathon, Legacy Club, SOS child to SOS nurse, SOS Children in Gambia wins award...

School in Kenya helps protect the environment with some very special toilets

Jun 01, 2012 04:35 PM

Saving trees in Kenya has become an urgent issue, since massive deforestation has led to increasingly severe droughts.

Making South Africa’s roads safer for children

Jun 07, 2012 10:07 AM

Nine out of every ten deaths from road traffic accidents occur in low- and middle-income nations and in certain countries, such as South Africa, traffic fatalities are particularly high.

Raising the profile of the hunger crisis in The Gambia

Jun 07, 2012 03:28 PM

Many countries across the Sahel region of Africa are facing massive food shortages this year and in the Gambia, the agriculture minister warned in March that more than two-thirds of crops had failed during the last growing season.

Stepping up fight against pneumonia and diarrhoea in Ethiopia and worldwide

Jun 08, 2012 03:03 PM

Across the world, pneumonia and diarrhoea account for nearly nearly one third of deaths among children under five, claiming more than 2 million lives each year.

Improving the reliability of water sources in Kenya and other countries

Jun 11, 2012 11:50 AM

In Kenya, only around half of people living in rural areas have safe drinking-water sources and even then, these sources can easily fall out of use, leading to a greater risk of illness, particularly among children, from contaminated water. However, new technology could be the answer to ensuring that water sources are reliably maintained.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Tirana, Albania

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Tirana, Albania

Jun 12, 2012 11:12 AM

A child sponsorship report from Tirana in Albania. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Mbalmayo, Cameroon

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Mbalmayo, Cameroon

Jun 12, 2012 03:45 PM

A child sponsorship report from Mbalmayo in Cameroon. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Chosica, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Chosica, Peru

Jun 13, 2012 10:40 AM

A child sponsorship report from Chosica in Peru. This charity report is from the end of 2011 and covers SOS Children's Villages Esperanza and Rio Hondo.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Bangpoo, Thailand

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Bangpoo, Thailand

Jun 13, 2012 03:35 PM

A child sponsorship report from Bangpoo in Thailand. This charity report is from the end of 2011, when a flood disaster caused an emergency in Thailand.

Pledge to achieve zero hunger in Niger

Jun 13, 2012 04:47 PM

At a talk in London yesterday, the president of Niger voiced his commitment to eradicating hunger in his drought-stricken country, where currently over 4 million people are in need of food assistance.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Jun 14, 2012 09:25 AM

A child sponsorship report from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Phil Spencer takes on Million Pound Drop for SOS Children

Phil Spencer takes on Million Pound Drop for SOS Children

Jun 14, 2012 12:05 PM

On Friday 15th June, SOS Ambassador and property expert Phil Spencer competed in the famous ‘Million Pound Drop’ game show, live on Channel 4, raising over £30,000 to support our work.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Mai Dich, Vietnam

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Mai Dich, Vietnam

Jun 14, 2012 02:30 PM

A child sponsorship report from Mai Dich in Vietnam. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Kayonza, Rwanda

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Kayonza, Rwanda

Jun 15, 2012 10:10 AM

A child sponsorship report from the new SOS Children's Village Kayonza in Rwanda. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Educating more girls in Bangladesh and lifting families out of poverty

Jun 15, 2012 11:26 AM

This week, the Department for International Development (DfID) announced a strategic partnership agreement with the largest non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Bangladesh to help the country meet its millennium development goals (MDGs).

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Tarija, Bolivia

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Tarija, Bolivia

Jun 18, 2012 10:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Tarija in Bolivia. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Dar Bouazza, Morocco

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Dar Bouazza, Morocco

Jun 18, 2012 04:10 PM

A child sponsorship report from Dar Bouazza in Morocco. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Attitudes on child marriage slow to change in Nepal

Jun 18, 2012 04:13 PM

Over half of women in Nepal are married by the age of 18 and a significant proportion of these are married before they are 15, though this is illegal.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Isolo, Nigeria

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Isolo, Nigeria

Jun 19, 2012 10:30 AM

A child sponsorship report from Isolo in Nigeria. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Tema, Ghana

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Tema, Ghana

Jun 20, 2012 11:45 AM

A child sponsorship report from Tema in Ghana. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Small environmental steps in Senegal as large ones fail at Rio+20

Jun 20, 2012 11:45 AM

At the Rio+20 summit this week, country negotiators have watered down many of the proposed agreements in order to have an agreed text for world leaders on global consumption, environmental protection and sustainable development.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011: Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau

Child Sponsorship Report 2011: Canchungo, Guinea-Bissau

Jun 22, 2012 12:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Canchungo in Guinea-Bissau. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Saving lives and promoting growth by controlling malaria in Ghana and Africa

Jun 22, 2012 01:53 PM

In 2010, an estimated 655,000 people died worldwide from malaria, over four fifths of them children under the age of five.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Cebu, Philippines

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Cebu, Philippines

Jun 25, 2012 09:43 AM

A child sponsorship report from Cebu in the Philippines. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Continuing aid support for African countries following the example of Ghana

Jun 25, 2012 11:57 AM

“We know how difficult the situation is in much of the world in terms of environment and poverty, and [world leaders] did not show the leadership we needed.” This was the assessment of the chief executive of Oxfam UK, who was speaking to the BBC about the perceived failure of the Rio+20 summit.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Jun 25, 2012 02:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Freetown in Sierra Leone. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Ksarnaba, Lebanon

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Ksarnaba, Lebanon

Jun 26, 2012 12:38 PM

A child sponsorship report from Ksarnaba in Lebanon. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

New food weapon for fighting malnutrition in Vietnam

Jun 27, 2012 05:08 PM

Malnutrition can blight a nation, causing higher illness and death rates among children, as well as inflicting irreversible damage on those who survive into adulthood.

A considered approach to fundraising: SOS Children’s choice not to use ‘chuggers’

A considered approach to fundraising: SOS Children’s choice not to use ‘chuggers’

Jun 28, 2012 02:10 PM

A recent article in the Telegraph highlights a new investigation which has revealed that some street charity fundraisers - known as 'chuggers' - are failing to follow guidelines governing their conduct. For many years, SOS Children UK has chosen not to use face-to-face fundraisers as we believe that street fundraising is not the right way to let people know about the work that we do.

The Television and Radio Industries Club honour SOS Children

The Television and Radio Industries Club honour SOS Children

Jun 28, 2012 02:13 PM

SOS Children have been chosen as one of the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) charities at their annual lunch. The award of £5,000 was presented by Eamonn Holmes and recognises our work helping vulnerable children around the world.

Many school children leave northern Mali

Jun 28, 2012 02:17 PM

Since Tuareg rebels joined with Islamists to take control of northern Mali, tensions between the two groups have been rising and the town of Gao is now under the control of Islamist forces after violent clashes with the Tuaregs.

The motivation to go the extra mile

The motivation to go the extra mile

Jun 29, 2012 01:45 PM

Ed Roberts first got involved with SOS Children whilst studying at the University of Manchester in 2007. After volunteering at our SOS Children’s Villages and seeing first-hand the difference fundraising makes to our projects, he continues to support us and recently took on the Greater Manchester Marathon to raise money for our work!

SOS Children ‘Legacy Club’ celebrates first event

SOS Children ‘Legacy Club’ celebrates first event

Jun 29, 2012 01:50 PM

Members of the newly-established SOS Children Legacy Club, who have each committed to leave a gift to our charity in their will, recently got together for their first group event, a private visit to the gardens of Clare College in Cambridge.

From SOS child to SOS nurse: Rama awarded for dedication to helping disabled children

From SOS child to SOS nurse: Rama awarded for dedication to helping disabled children

Jun 29, 2012 01:55 PM

The Hermann Gmeiner award, presented in honour of the founder of SOS Children to exceptional young people who grew up in SOS Children’s Villages, has just been awarded to Rama Karki. Rama grew up in SOS Children’s Village Jorpati in Nepal and now works in the same Village as a nurse, empowering children with severe disabilities.

SOS Children in The Gambia presented with national award

SOS Children in The Gambia presented with national award

Jun 29, 2012 02:00 PM

SOS Children in The Gambia were recently presented with the prestigious award 'Insignia of Member of the National Order of the Republic of The Gambia' by the country’s President, Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh. We have been working in The Gambia for 30 years and the award recognises our commitment to the country’s development.

Chocolate companies must do more about child labour in Ivory Coast

Jun 29, 2012 04:58 PM

A new independent report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) has found “serious violations” of company codes of practice with the use of child labour in the supply of cocoa from the Ivory Coast.

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