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July 2012

Witch children in Tanzania, Duo drive 10,000 miles for SOS Children, SOS families in Uzbekistan, Young people carry Olympic Torch, South Sudan children succeed...
Witch children in Tanzania

Witch children in Tanzania

Jul 02, 2012 02:25 PM

A documentary on BBC4 at 10pm tonight (Monday 2 July 2012) will highlight the situation for children growing up with albinism on the Ukerewe Island, a part of Tanzania. A higher-than-average number of people on the island have albinism, and children living with the condition often face accusations of witchcraft. As a result, they are at risk of severe violence and even death.

Trafficking or modern slavery threatens Lesotho’s young people

Jul 03, 2012 03:20 PM

Last month, the US state department published its latest report on human trafficking, which estimates there are 20.9 million victims of ‘modern slavery’ around the world at any one time.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Zárate, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Zárate, Peru

Jul 03, 2012 03:50 PM

A child sponsorship report from Zárate in Peru. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Too many children out of school in Nigeria and across the world

Jul 03, 2012 04:45 PM

New statistics released last month reveal that 61 million primary school age children around the world were not in education during 2010.

China makes new plans for tackling the trafficking of women and children

Jul 06, 2012 01:40 PM

This week officials in China have reported breaking up two major gangs of child traffickers and freeing over 180 children.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Kumasi, Ghana

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Kumasi, Ghana

Jul 16, 2012 10:20 AM

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

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Monrovia, Liberia

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Monrovia, Liberia

Jul 16, 2012 04:20 PM

A child sponsorship report from Monrovia in Liberia. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Jul 18, 2012 09:59 AM

A child sponsorship report from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Assomada, Cape Verde

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Assomada, Cape Verde

Jul 18, 2012 02:35 PM

A child sponsorship report from Assomada in Cape Verde. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Muyinga, Burundi

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Muyinga, Burundi

Jul 19, 2012 04:05 PM

A child sponsorship report from Muyinga in Burundi. This charity report comes from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Cisnadie, Romania

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Cisnadie, Romania

Jul 23, 2012 09:46 AM

A child sponsorship report from Cisnadie in Romania. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Health risks among obese children in Tanzania and worldwide

Jul 25, 2012 03:12 PM

A new study conducted in the Netherlands has found that the hearts of severely obese children could be in danger even at primary school age.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Jul 25, 2012 04:37 PM

A child sponsorship report from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Saving lives and energy in Nepal

Jul 26, 2012 05:02 PM

Across the world, nearly 2 million people die each year from illnesses such as pneumonia, lung cancer or tuberculosis, where the inhalation of smoke from cooking is an underlying cause.

Reducing HIV infections among newborns in Malawi and worldwide

Jul 27, 2012 04:11 PM

Despite the availability of treatments to prevent the transmission of HIV from infected mothers to their babies, hundreds of thousands of children are still being born with HIV according to a senior adviser on HIV/AIDs at UNICEF.

Supporting the educational needs of pastoralist children in Burkina Faso

Jul 31, 2012 10:41 AM

In the northern regions of Burkina Faso, many families still lead a nomadic life grazing herds across large areas to find fresh pasture.

‘Team Toe’ duo drive 10,000 miles to Mongolia for SOS Children

‘Team Toe’ duo drive 10,000 miles to Mongolia for SOS Children

Jul 31, 2012 10:45 AM

When friends Joe and Tom graduated from University last year, they decided to plan an adventure of a lifetime. The pair signed up to take on the Mongol Rally, a 10,000 mile drive across 21 countries, all in aid of their chosen charities.

SOS School in Malawi provides an education for disabled children

SOS School in Malawi provides an education for disabled children

Jul 31, 2012 10:50 AM

Disabled children in Malawi are often discriminated against and denied access to an education. The SOS School in Lilongwe, Malawi, incorporates a special needs school, which teaches, nurtures and encourages 120 children with special needs. James* is one of the students at the school, who has made tremendous progress to overcome his physical and learning disabilities.

SOS mothers and fathers in the community in Uzbekistan

SOS mothers and fathers in the community in Uzbekistan

Jul 31, 2012 10:54 AM

One year ago, we opened new SOS Children projects in Urgench, western Uzbekistan, to provide long-term family care for vulnerable children. The pilot initiative involved six families headed by SOS couples living in the community. Twelve months later, the scheme has had positive results and children have settled in well to their new homes.

Inspiring SOS young people carry Olympic Torch

Inspiring SOS young people carry Olympic Torch

Jul 31, 2012 11:00 AM

Three gifted young people from SOS Children's Villages in Europe carried the Olympic torch through UK cities earlier this month. Read Zita, Linda and Mirle's stories.

South Sudan: A child of the future

South Sudan: A child of the future

Jul 31, 2012 11:05 AM

Due to limited medical facilities, when mothers give birth to twins in South Sudan there are often complications that can result in death of the mother or babies. Two-year-old Buth was lucky to survive and is now growing up safely at SOS Children’s Village Malakal.

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