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February 2013

Mongolian cancer group partner with SOS Children, Supporter raises £700 on Walk to Chipata, SOS child from Nepal champions disability rights...

Registering and monitoring the health of children in Zambia

Feb 01, 2013 04:06 PM

Each year, the births of around 40 million children across the globe go unregistered, representing around two-thirds of the world’s total.

Extra support for children and adults in Somalia

Feb 04, 2013 04:25 PM

Today, as the Somali president visits London, the UK government announced that Somalia will receive a further 3 million pounds in aid.

How twins in Malawi may help in the fight against malnutrition

Feb 05, 2013 02:32 PM

Across the world, one in four children are stunted, which means they fail to develop properly both mentally and physically.

The importance of immunisation in Uganda

Feb 06, 2013 03:00 PM

The importance of increasing immunisation among Uganda’s children

Tackling inequality in Asia and China

Feb 07, 2013 03:04 PM

The development sector has recognised for some time that in growing economies, poor families still get left behind. Now this understanding is having more of an influence on the kind of projects which will receive funding.

Child health trials will not prove a failure in the long term

Feb 08, 2013 03:16 PM

This week, hopes were dashed about the possibility of using a new vaccine to protect children from tuberculosis (TB).

Supporting students in Kenya and other developing countries

Feb 11, 2013 04:05 PM

Around 30,000 young Kenyans leave each year to study overseas and after three or four years away, many do not return.

Emergency aid in Guatemala

Feb 12, 2013 04:35 PM

Emergency state aid of nearly 14 million dollars is being made available in Guatemala to help small farmers cope with a blight devastating coffee crops.

More assistance on the way for Mali

Feb 14, 2013 10:29 AM

Development aid from the European Union (EU) amounting to 250 million euros will now be restored to Mali after it was frozen following the coup last March.

Typhoon causes child hunger in the Philippines

Feb 15, 2013 10:16 AM

A new report issued by the United Nations (UN) is warning of a rise in child hunger after last year’s severe typhoon in the Philippines

School children in northern Uganda to lose meals

Feb 18, 2013 09:58 AM

Around 100,000 children in the Karamoja region of northern Uganda look set to lose their school meals for a large part of this year.

Building resilience to reduce child malnutrition in Chad

Feb 19, 2013 04:13 PM

Over half of all children in Chad are stunted from existing on a diet with too few calories or not enough variety, or both.

Helping girls caught up in the violence of the DR Congo

Feb 20, 2013 02:25 PM

Over the last nine months, around three million people have left their homes due to the conflict in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Clamping down on primary school fees in Swaziland

Clamping down on primary school fees in Swaziland

Feb 21, 2013 02:25 PM

Over one in ten children in Swaziland drop out of education before the final grade of primary school. This means there are more than 50,000 out-of-school children in the country (UNESCO data 2010).

Reducing the risk of violence for women and girls in Kenya’s slums

Feb 22, 2013 04:05 PM

Over half the world’s population now lives in cities and this urbanisation has meant an increased risk of violence for women and girls.

Personal experience helps women with cancer

Personal experience helps women with cancer

Feb 25, 2013 02:25 PM

Before single mother Oyuntsetseg from Mongolia was diagnosed with cancer, her family were already struggling to survive. With strong willpower, she fought the disease and was inspired to establish a local support group for women with cancer. The group now works in partnership with SOS Children to reach out to more families in need.

The challenge of creating jobs for young Kenyans

Feb 27, 2013 09:10 AM

As Kenya’s election looms, presidential candidates are keen to show their concern about youth unemployment, which affects over 1.8 million young Kenyans.

Supporting vulnerable children in Lesotho

Feb 27, 2013 02:46 PM

This week, Prince Harry is visiting Lesotho, where he has helped to set up a charity which supports vulnerable children.

Joining the journey to Chipata

Joining the journey to Chipata

Feb 27, 2013 03:30 PM

Supporter Sue Higginbotham recently decided to take on SOS Children’s challenge to ‘Walk to Chipata’ to improve the lives of vulnerable children growing up in Zambia. To help complete the 9,000 miles between the UK and Zambia, she committed to a 100-mile sponsored swim over three months and has already raised nearly £700.

Challenging perceptions of disability in Nepal

Challenging perceptions of disability in Nepal

Feb 27, 2013 03:40 PM

When she was just three years old, Amrita Gyawali lost her entire family in a devastating traffic accident and was left severely disabled. Following the accident, she came into the care of SOS Children’s Village Jorpati in Nepal. Now 24, with the support from her SOS family, she has become the first wheelchair model in the country and is raising awareness of disability rights.

New Midwife Scholarship Program launches in Ethiopia

New Midwife Scholarship Program launches in Ethiopia

Feb 27, 2013 03:50 PM

In Ethiopia, there is a lack of health facilities and trained health workers. As a result, UNICEF estimates that 60 women die every day in the country from complications related to childbirth. In partnership with Johnson & Johnson, we have introduced a new scholarship programme to train up midwives and nurses who will raise the standard of healthcare in their communities.

Measles remains a significant threat in the DR Congo

Feb 28, 2013 03:15 PM

Measles is one of the main causes of preventable death among children. Therefore the disease is one of the top targets for health programmes which have global support, such as the Measles & Rubella Initiative.