Mar 01, 2013 04:16 PM
Though the giving of conditional aid does not find universal favour, girls in Liberia are currently benefiting from this kind of selective investment.
Mar 04, 2013 03:55 PM
Over two-fifths of children are stunted in Mozambique, despite the country’s significant economic growth over the last two decades.
Mar 05, 2013 03:50 PM
In its latest report on Syria, the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that food aid reached around 1.1 million people in February. With the worsening food security situation, UN agencies are planning to try to reach even more people over the coming months.
Mar 07, 2013 02:55 PM
This week, Britain has pledged 35 million pounds towards the campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM) within a generation.
Mar 07, 2013 05:18 PM
A new report by the United Nations child agency, UNICEF, says that children in Israeli military detention centres are still suffering ill-treatment.
Mar 08, 2013 02:28 PM
A new audit of India’s state-run programme to feed children has found that almost four decades after its launch, services and facilities remain totally inadequate.
Mar 11, 2013 03:42 PM
In Malawi, half of all girls are married before the age of 18, many of them forced into unions at a very young age. Now, the government of Malawi is making efforts to tackle the issue by seeking to increase the legal age of marriage from 15 to 18.
Mar 12, 2013 02:46 PM
In South Sudan, only around half of children are enrolled in primary school and among these pupils, boys still outnumber girls by almost two to one.
Mar 14, 2013 04:17 PM
Worldwide, young women aged 15-24 are the group most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, with infection rates currently twice as high as those for young men.
Mar 15, 2013 03:15 PM
Around 25 million children go to school hungry in Africa, which has a detrimental impact on their learning.
Mar 18, 2013 03:50 PM
In Ethiopia, school drop-out rates are high and less than half of young children complete their primary school education.
Mar 20, 2013 08:50 AM
As in many countries, more young boys in Zambia learn to read and write than girls.
Mar 20, 2013 02:45 PM
The genocide in Rwanda took place nearly two decades ago, but it’s still vital that the country’s young people understand what happened.
Mar 22, 2013 03:32 PM
More than 9 out of every 10 children who are newly infected with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mar 25, 2013 04:34 PM
Experts met in Senegal this week to discuss how any new framework for Millennium Development Goals will assess education after 2015.
Mar 26, 2013 03:00 PM
SOS Children and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award have been working together to enable over 1,000 young people in Tanzania and Uganda to complete the internationally-recognised Award. Through the Award, they have developed valuable life skills and improved their prospects for the future.
Mar 26, 2013 03:55 PM
In 1963, the founder of SOS Children, Hermann Gmeiner, travelled to South Korea and met children who had been orphaned as a result of the Korean War in desperate need. As a result, he established the first SOS Children’s Village in the country. Fifty years later, we have three SOS Villages and community projects giving hope to hundreds of vulnerable children.
Mar 26, 2013 04:30 PM
In 2009, India passed its ‘Right to Education Act’ guaranteeing a free and compulsory education for all children aged 6-14 years and enrolment figures stand at around 98%.
Mar 27, 2013 04:40 PM
The UK government has announced 180 million pounds of new funding will be made available to boost the care received by women and young girls in the DR Congo who have been the victims of rape.
Mar 27, 2013 04:51 PM
According to humanitarian workers in northern Mali, many parents are cutting back on their own meals in order to feed their children.
Mar 13, 2013 04:10 PM
Two major new reports published on the second anniversary of the conflict in Syria warn of the suffering being endured by over two million children, both inside and outside the country.