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March 2013

The joy of being an SOS mother, SOS Children partner with Duke of Edinburgh's Award, 50 years in South Korea, Humanitarian problems plague war-torn Mali...

Girls in Liberia benefit from conditional aid

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.

Fighting malnutrition in Mozambique

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.

Helping to support vulnerable families and children in Syria

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.

Abandoning FGM and child marriage in Senegal

Abandoning FGM and child marriage in Senegal

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.

Tackling mistreatment of juveniles in Israel

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.

Shortcomings of India’s child services scheme

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.

Tackling child marriage in Malawi

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.

Changing attitudes towards girls in South Sudan

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.

Schoolgirls in South Africa at much greater risk of HIV/AIDS

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.

Supporting school meals and local farmers in Ghana and across Africa

Mar 15, 2013 03:15 PM

Around 25 million children go to school hungry in Africa, which has a detrimental impact on their learning.

Setting up schools for rural children in Ethiopia

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.

Encouraging children in Zambia to read

Mar 20, 2013 08:50 AM

As in many countries, more young boys in Zambia learn to read and write than girls.

Young people in Rwanda learn from a peace-building course

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.

Providing better HIV/AIDS treatment for children in Mozambique

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.

Meeting in Senegal to discuss new education MDGs

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.

Partnership with Duke of Edinburgh Award

Partnership with Duke of Edinburgh Award

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.

Celebrating 50 years of helping children in South Korea

Celebrating 50 years of helping children in South Korea

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.

Education continues to improve in India

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%.

More support for rape victims in the DR CONGO

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.

A grim situation for children in northern Mali

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.

The loss of childhood in Syria

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.