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September 2012

Difficulties of delivering aid, Social enterprise profits Zambian children, Rebuilding families in Benin, Refugees stuck between countries, Case study: Cambodian girl succeeds thanks to SOS education...
Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Borovljany, Belarus

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Borovljany, Belarus

Sep 03, 2012 10:12 AM

A child sponsorship report from Borovljany in Belarus. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

New Millennium Village in Ghana aims to show it doesn’t cost much to raise children and their families out of poverty

Sep 03, 2012 04:04 PM

A new Millennium Village has been created in northern Ghana to help assess how effectively a range of low-cost initiatives can lift people out of poverty.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Dren, Bulgaria

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Dren, Bulgaria

Sep 04, 2012 11:47 AM

A child sponsorship report from Dren in Bulgaria. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Battambang, Cambodia

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Battambang, Cambodia

Sep 05, 2012 10:30 AM

A child sponsorship report from Battambang in Cambodia. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

The desperate need for education in South Sudan

Sep 05, 2012 04:58 PM

The long civil war in South Sudan disrupted education across the country, with the result that just 2% of the population have completed primary school.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Vilnius, Lithuania

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Vilnius, Lithuania

Sep 06, 2012 03:44 PM

A child sponsorship report from Vilnius in Lithuania. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Abandoned and missing children slip through the net in Bangladesh

Sep 06, 2012 04:26 PM

Over recent years, Bangladesh has made progress in registering births using online data, but the country still has no effective and integrated systems which monitor children as they grow older.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Puducherry, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Puducherry, India

Sep 07, 2012 11:10 AM

A child sponsorship report from Puducherry in India. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Young men receive support in The Gambia

Sep 08, 2012 09:06 AM

Unemployment is high in The Gambia and many young men decide to leave the country illegally to search for work in Europe. But the voyage can be extremely dangerous and in the past more than 200 young Gambians have died trying to cross the seas.

Reproductive bill seen as crucial to reducing teenage pregnancies and maternal deaths in the Philippines

Sep 11, 2012 09:26 AM

In the Philippines, around a third of pregnancies occur in women between 15 and 24 years, with young women in the poorest sectors of society most likely to have had a child before the age of 18.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

Sep 11, 2012 11:50 AM

A child sponsorship report from Bethlehem in the Palestinian Territories. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Cash transfer scheme in Kenya helps reduce risks for orphans and vulnerable children

Sep 12, 2012 04:55 PM

A new study conducted in Kenya suggests that cash transfer programmes may reduce the likelihood of HIV infection among young people from poor or vulnerable backgrounds.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Varanasi, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Varanasi, India

Sep 13, 2012 12:20 PM

A child sponsorship report from Varanasi in India. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Juliaca, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Juliaca, Peru

Sep 14, 2012 09:25 AM

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

Road traffic risks for children and young people in Zambia

Sep 14, 2012 03:22 PM

Africa has the highest rates of road traffic deaths in the world, many of them children.

Children’s Charity battles to safeguard the vulnerable as Syria’s bloody battle worsens

Children’s Charity battles to safeguard the vulnerable as Syria’s bloody battle worsens

Sep 14, 2012 03:30 PM

The situation in Syria has become more difficult. As the bloody battle continues between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule, children and innocent civilians are caught up in the fighting, suffering the real plight of this war.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Bhimtal, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Bhimtal, India

Sep 15, 2012 10:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Bhimtal in India. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Lavrovo, Russia

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Lavrovo, Russia

Sep 16, 2012 02:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Lavrovo in Russia. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Blantyre, Malawi

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Blantyre, Malawi

Sep 17, 2012 09:53 AM

A child sponsorship report from Blantyre in Malawi. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Meeting targets on child mortality in Malawi

Sep 17, 2012 03:42 PM

Across the world, deaths of children under five have fallen by almost a half, from 12 million in 1990 to 6.9 million in 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Rourkela, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Rourkela, India

Sep 18, 2012 10:20 AM

A child sponsorship report from Rourkela in India. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Trichur, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Trichur, India

Sep 18, 2012 04:23 PM

A child sponsorship report from Trichur in India. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Kangaroo-style care cuts infant mortality in Colombia

Sep 20, 2012 09:31 AM

In Colombia, 16 infants die before the age of one for every 1,000 live births (according to World Health Organization data for 2009) and premature babies are especially at risk.

When aid does not help

When aid does not help

Sep 20, 2012 10:34 AM

Villas for company managers, tents for the victims of earthquakes: support often misses the mark because those affected by disasters are not consulted. This is an interview with Dr. Wilfried Vyslozil, managing director of the German Association of SOS Children's Villages.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Rafah, Palestinian Territories

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Rafah, Palestinian Territories

Sep 20, 2012 11:50 AM

A child sponsorship report from Rafah in Palestinian Territories. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Helping the young of Bosnia and Herzegovina find work

Sep 20, 2012 02:38 PM

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 60% of young people are currently unemployed.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Shillong, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Shillong, India

Sep 21, 2012 09:40 AM

A child sponsorship report from Shillong in India. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Schools try to create a protective environment for children in Syria

Sep 21, 2012 02:25 PM

Many children have started back to school in Syria, but the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates around one in ten schools across the country are shut.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Xiengkhouang, Laos

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Xiengkhouang, Laos

Sep 24, 2012 10:25 AM

A child sponsorship report from Xiengkhouang in Laos. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Child mortality rates improve significantly in Niger

Sep 24, 2012 04:55 PM

Over the last two decades, the death rate for under-fives in Niger has nearly halved. In 1998, there were 226 deaths among young children for every 1,000 live births; by 2009, this had dropped to 128 deaths.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Hojai, India

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Hojai, India

Sep 25, 2012 11:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Hojai in India. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

“Smiles all round!” Social enterprise donates profits to children in Zambia

“Smiles all round!” Social enterprise donates profits to children in Zambia

Sep 27, 2012 11:35 AM

'from babies with love' is a social enterprise which sells organic baby clothes online and donates 100% of their profits to SOS Children. Cecilia Crossley, Chief Executive, explains the development of the business and why she is looking forward to the opening of SOS Children’s new projects in Chipata, Zambia on October 10th. Watch a video of Cecilia below.

Rebuilding family life with support from SOS Children

Rebuilding family life with support from SOS Children

Sep 27, 2012 11:40 AM

After the death of her husband, Aimee, a mother of three from Dassa-Zoumé in Southern Benin, struggled to provide for her children and was building up unmanageable debts. With the support of the SOS Family Strengthening Programme she has been able to turn her life around. Now graduated from the programme, Aimee runs her own business selling food and textiles and is building a better future for her children.

Helping young refugees stuck between countries

Helping young refugees stuck between countries

Sep 27, 2012 11:45 AM

Since November 2004, SOS Children have been meeting the needs of unaccompanied young refugees in Austria. From countries around the world and with limited legal rights, at the flat-sharing community BIWAK, SOS social workers ensure that young people stay safe and can get back on their feet.

En Siev Eng builds a better life through education

En Siev Eng builds a better life through education

Sep 27, 2012 11:50 AM

In Cambodia, the quality and availability of primary education is poor. With the support of SOS Children, En Siev Eng, an 11-year-old girl from Battambang, has been given the opportunity to go to school, where she is looking towards her future.

Niger starts to repair schools and homes damaged by flooding

Sep 27, 2012 05:02 PM

As parts of England and Wales begin clearing up after the most intense September storm in three decades, people in Niger are also trying to get back to normal after the worst flooding to hit the West African nation for nearly a century.

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Luang Prabang, Laos

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Luang Prabang, Laos

Sep 28, 2012 10:23 AM

A child sponsorship report from Luang Prabang in Laos. This charity report is from the end of 2011.

Sustainable ways to light up homes in Kenya and reduce child deaths

Sep 28, 2012 03:02 PM

The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has called for every household across the world to have access to a modern energy supply by 2030.

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