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January 2013

Haiti three years on, Entrepreneurship in Bolivia, Cambridge school attempts “Walk to Chipata”, Evacuated children return home to Mogadishu, SOS Children targeting malnutrition...
Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Urumqi, China

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Urumqi, China

Jan 01, 2013 10:45 AM

A child sponsorship report from Urumqi in China. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Children could go without school lunches in Madagascar

Jan 02, 2013 04:08 PM

Of all the developing nations which provide reliable health data, Madagascar has the highest rate of stunting among children due to malnourishment.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Nairobi, Kenya

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Nairobi, Kenya

Jan 03, 2013 03:05 PM

A child sponsorship report from Nairobi in Kenya. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Byumba, Rwanda

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Byumba, Rwanda

Jan 04, 2013 10:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Byumba in Rwanda. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Top comic encourages young Kenyans to help keep 2013 elections peaceful

Jan 04, 2013 03:47 PM

In Kenya, the ‘Shujazz’ comic stories reach an estimated 5 million young people across the country.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Mbabane, Swaziland

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Mbabane, Swaziland

Jan 07, 2013 10:40 AM

A child sponsorship report from Mbabane in Swaziland. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Monaragala, Sri Lanka

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Monaragala, Sri Lanka

Jan 07, 2013 01:00 PM

A child sponsorship report from Monaragala in Sri Lanka. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Somalia welcomes back its women and children

Jan 07, 2013 04:44 PM

With increasing stability in Somalia, the country’s new president has invited Somalis to return.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Jan 08, 2013 09:55 AM

A child sponsorship report from Bahir Dar in Ethiopia. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Reducing child deaths from unclean water in Nepal

Jan 08, 2013 04:04 PM

Around 3,500 young children are hit by outbreaks of diarrhoea every year in Nepal.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Khartoum, Sudan

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Khartoum, Sudan

Jan 09, 2013 10:50 AM

A child sponsorship report from Khartoum in Sudan. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Life is better for children in northern Uganda, but can still be a struggle

Jan 09, 2013 04:58 PM

It’s been nearly a decade since the streets of northern Uganda were unsafe for children.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Bindura, Zimbabwe

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Bindura, Zimbabwe

Jan 10, 2013 11:55 AM

A child sponsorship report from Bindura in Zimbabwe. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Haiti three years on

Haiti three years on

Jan 10, 2013 02:00 PM

This month marks the three year anniversary of the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti on 12 January 2010. SOS Children provided vital emergency relief in the aftermath of the quake, and are now focusing on strengthening the resources of communities to become independent.

Seeds of hope for families and children three years on in Haiti

Jan 10, 2013 04:13 PM

In the years following the major earthquake which struck Haiti, a number of media articles have run stories about slow progress and inept recovery efforts.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from David, Panama

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from David, Panama

Jan 14, 2013 03:00 PM

A child sponsorship report from David in Panama. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Targeted aid in Sierra Leone

Jan 14, 2013 04:37 PM

In these difficult economic times, the UK government is coming under increasing pressure to review its international development budget.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Putian, China

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Putian, China

Jan 15, 2013 04:30 PM

A child sponsorship report from Putian in China. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Work to stamp out polio in Nigeria

Jan 15, 2013 04:45 PM

Globally, there were hopes that all children might be protected from the threat of polio by 2012.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Awassa, Ethiopia

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Awassa, Ethiopia

Jan 16, 2013 12:15 PM

A child sponsorship report from Awassa in Ethiopia. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Children on the streets of Somalia

Jan 17, 2013 10:04 AM

The situation for those living in Mogadishu may be improving as the new Somali government brings greater stability, but life is still bleak for the many orphans surviving as best they can in the war-torn capital.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Battambang, Cambodia

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Battambang, Cambodia

Jan 17, 2013 10:30 AM

A child sponsorship report from Battambang in Cambodia. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Improving chances for young people in Nigeria through education

Jan 18, 2013 02:52 PM

Nigeria has the largest number of primary-aged children out of school, over 10 million of them in 2010, and accounts for one in six of the world’s out-of-school children.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Juliaca, Peru

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Juliaca, Peru

Jan 21, 2013 12:25 PM

A child sponsorship report from Juliaca in Peru. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Planning for children in Somalia to go all the way in their education

Jan 21, 2013 04:51 PM

Over the last two decades, the civil war in Somalia has denied millions of children the right to an education.

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Bangpoo, Thailand

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Bangpoo, Thailand

Jan 22, 2013 10:15 AM

A child sponsorship report from Bangpoo in Thailand. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

A small step closer to protecting children in the gold regions of Mali

Jan 22, 2013 02:52 PM

Around one million children work in the artisanal gold mining sector, many of them in the poorest countries of Africa.

Children’s education improving in Zimbabwe

Jan 24, 2013 03:54 PM

After a long period of deterioration, education standards in Zimbabwe appear to be improving.

How will Chad respond to continuing child malnutrition?

Jan 25, 2013 03:06 PM

Over the last year, a whole host of international agencies have been working in Chad to reduce the number of child deaths from malnutrition.

Helping to support Syria’s children

Jan 28, 2013 01:55 PM

According to the United Nations (UN) refugee agency, UNHCR, there are over 670,000 Syrians now registered as refugees, more than half of them children.

A blow to curbing the practice of child brides in Swaziland

Jan 29, 2013 04:45 PM

In Swaziland, around 5% of girls are married before the legal age of 18. However, last year, campaigners and health officials in the country were delighted when a new law was approved aimed at preventing child marriages.

Against all odds

Against all odds

Jan 30, 2013 12:20 PM

Isabel* is a mother of four from Tarija, a city in the south of Bolivia. When her husband was attacked and hospitalised with serious injuries, Isabel struggled to afford medical costs and care for their children. After turning to the local SOS Social Centre for help, she established her own small fruit business and built a better life for the family.

Cambridge school children take the first steps towards Chipata

Cambridge school children take the first steps towards Chipata

Jan 30, 2013 12:25 PM

Pupils from William Westley Primary School in Cambridge recently stepped up to the World Orphan Week challenge to ‘Walk to Chipata’ to help raise valuable funds and awareness for SOS Children’s work in Zambia.

Returning home to SOS Children’s Village Mogadishu

Returning home to SOS Children’s Village Mogadishu

Jan 30, 2013 12:30 PM

In August 2011, during the midst of fighting and violence in Somalia, children, SOS mothers and staff were evacuated from the SOS Children’s Village in Mogadishu for their safety. Eighteen months later, SOS families have finally been able to move back into their homes.

Protecting children from malnutrition

Protecting children from malnutrition

Jan 30, 2013 12:40 PM

The launch of the ‘IF’ campaign highlights the shocking statistic that nearly 900 million – one in eight people – go to bed hungry every night. Malnourishment can affect the physical and mental development of children and make them more susceptible to disease. Across the world, a key aspect of SOS Children’s work is ensuring that all children have access to sufficient food and grow up healthy.

Going further with health developments in Ethiopia

Jan 31, 2013 03:54 PM

In the last five years, Ethiopia has made great strides in child health, reducing the number of deaths among the under-fives by over 40%.

Red Nose Day 2013 breaks new record

Red Nose Day 2013 breaks new record

Jan 23, 2013 09:25 AM

They say Christmas comes earlier every year and Comic Relief's launch with its bake off two months ahead of Red Nose Day on 15 March is even further ahead than previous years. Should we rejoice or is it possible to have too much of a good thing?

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