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June 2013

Emergency relief in Central African Republic, Zambian supporter Suzgo runs Edinburgh 10K for SOS Children, Millions of Syrians homeless on World Refugee Day...

Children missing out on a good education in Guinea-Bissau

Jun 04, 2013 08:49 AM

Only around 2 in every 10 children complete secondary school in Guinea-Bissau and the poor education system is now being further hampered by strikes.

Helping families in the Central African Republic

Helping families in the Central African Republic

Jun 04, 2013 10:45 AM

SOS Children is launching an emergency programme to protect children and families affected by internal conflict in the Central African Republic.

Drawing children to school through computers in Kenya

Jun 05, 2013 09:32 AM

The introduction of computers to solar-powered schools in Kenya’s Dadaab camp is bringing new ways of learning to the refugee’s children.

E-learning in Lesotho and across Africa

Jun 05, 2013 05:40 PM

A study among learners and educators in Africa reveals that stand-alone PCs are still important for learning, though many young Africans also use laptops and mobiles daily.

The battle against child malnutrition in Malawi and across the world

Jun 06, 2013 03:38 PM

Ahead of the hunger summit this month, new research suggests that malnutrition may be responsible for 45% of global deaths among children under five.

Supporting schemes in Ethiopia and worldwide which improve child nutrition

Jun 07, 2013 04:11 PM

A rally will take place this weekend to coincide with the Nutrition for Growth summit, where leaders will discuss ways to tackle child malnutrition.

SOS Children targets hunger as world discusses malnutrition ahead of G8

SOS Children targets hunger as world discusses malnutrition ahead of G8

Jun 08, 2013 07:25 PM

Speaking at today’s international summit on malnutrition, David Cameron told international delegates of his pride in Britain’s aid spending and its impact on hunger worldwide. Against this background, SOS Children is providing long-term charity support to target hunger and curb the role of malnutrition in perpetuating poverty.

How will the hunger summit help children in Malawi and across the globe?

Jun 10, 2013 12:24 PM

At the hunger summit over the weekend, commitments were made to double the funding available for the fight against worldwide child malnutrition.

Haiti three years on: Regaining the appetite for life

Haiti three years on: Regaining the appetite for life

Jun 10, 2013 04:20 PM

Alexis lost his parents in the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Three years on, Swedish journalists Michael and Paul share the story of how they found him wandering homeless in the rubble two months after the quake struck, and how their intervention ensured SOS Children could give a loving home to a boy who had lost everything.

Primary schooling progress in Ethiopia and other sub-Saharan countries threatened by cuts in international aid

Jun 11, 2013 04:05 PM

More than one in five primary aged children in sub-Saharan Africa have either never attended school or dropped out before completing their primary education.

Ending child domestic labour in Tanzania and worldwide

Jun 12, 2013 01:45 PM

An estimated 10.5 million children are working as domestic labourers across the world today, many in circumstances tantamount to slavery.

Helping child refugees from Syria overcome trauma

Jun 13, 2013 02:40 PM

As thousands of children suffer in the conflict in Syria, work goes on to support child refugees who’ve experienced trauma.

Suzgo's story: Running for SOS Children

Suzgo's story: Running for SOS Children

Jun 13, 2013 04:20 PM

Suzgo grew up in eastern Zambia, and he was overjoyed last year to hear that a new Children’s Village would be opening in his hometown of Chipata. Suzgo has admired our work for as long as he can remember, and the opening of a new Village in a place so close to his heart inspired him to raise money for our work. Running the 5K at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Suzgo came 63rd out of more than a thousand contestants, and raised well over £600 for SOS Children.

Nigeria will be at the forefront of population growth in Africa

Jun 14, 2013 04:02 PM

Out of 31 countries where the average woman has more than five children, 29 are in Africa.

Uganda shows way in addressing adolescent sexual health needs

Jun 17, 2013 04:27 PM

In humanitarian emergencies, the sexual health needs of young people are too often ignored or placed as the lowest priority.

Brazil continues to innovate in its fight against child malnutrition

Jun 18, 2013 01:34 PM

Brazil has proved that significant reductions can be achieved in the number of malnourished children through social protection and nutrition schemes.

Go that extra mile for SOS Children at the Silverstone 24!

Go that extra mile for SOS Children at the Silverstone 24!

Jun 19, 2013 03:15 PM

Unfortunately, this event could not take place due to unforeseen circumstances. SOS Children is offering a unique and exhilarating fundraising experience at the first-ever Silverstone 24 event on 14th-15th September this year!

Africa adopts ground-breaking convention for internally displaced people

Jun 19, 2013 04:23 PM

There are more than 3.6 million refugees in Africa and two-fifths of all people displaced by conflict or violence within their own country also live on the continent.

Uganda examines the cost of malnutrition in monetary terms

Jun 20, 2013 03:25 PM

In Uganda, an official report estimates that malnutrition costs the country nearly 6% in lost productivity each year.

Millions of Syrians homeless on World Refugee Day

Millions of Syrians homeless on World Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2013 05:20 PM

On World Refugee Day, we look at how the violence in Syria has forced millions of families from their homes, and what SOS Children is doing to help.

Life for mothers and children in Sierra Leone continues to be a struggle

Jun 21, 2013 02:27 PM

Nearly one in every five children born in Sierra Leone will die before their fifth birthday.

Celebrate our work on International SOS Children Day

Celebrate our work on International SOS Children Day

Jun 23, 2013 12:05 AM

To celebrate International SOS Children Day, we review some of our recent work around the world.

Debating India’s food security bill

Jun 24, 2013 05:00 PM

Four years after the new food security bill was first proposed, it is finally being debated in India’s parliament.

Child tuberculosis remains a neglected disease in Africa and worldwide

Jun 25, 2013 02:30 PM

Around half a million children are infected with tuberculosis (TB) each year and more than one in ten will die from the disease.

Nelson Mandela: Celebrating a valued friend

Nelson Mandela: Celebrating a valued friend

Jun 26, 2013 11:40 AM

We celebrate Nelson Mandela’s role as a valued and important friend of SOS Children, and wish him well following his admission to hospital earlier this month.

Botswana leads the way in eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission

Jun 26, 2013 02:40 PM

New HIV infections in children have dropped significantly in Africa thanks to a reduction in mother-to-child transmission.

Niger tops new hidden hunger index

Jun 27, 2013 02:47 PM

Worldwide, an estimated two billion people suffer from a chronic lack of essential vitamins and minerals, a condition known as ‘hidden hunger’.

Greece: Supporting families at a time of crisis

Greece: Supporting families at a time of crisis

Jun 28, 2013 12:00 PM

Vanessa and her young son Christophe are just one family which has benefited immensely as a result of the vital work we are doing for those stricken by financial hardship in Greece. Find out how we have stepped up the effort during this time of crisis and what you can do to help...

Kenya promises one laptop per child

Jun 29, 2013 12:05 AM

The new Kenyan government has promised to provide a solar-powered laptop to every class one pupil next year.