Jul 02, 2013 08:15 AM
Early pregnancies and marriage are common in Uganda, which has the second highest fertility rate of all countries.
Jul 02, 2013 12:26 PM
Adequate care for children in Uganda with nodding syndrome is still lacking as government-run centres run low on supplies.
Jul 03, 2013 12:10 PM
This weekend, a group of cyclists from communications company Avanti are challenging themselves to a 300-mile bike ride from their Goonhilly satellite facility in Cornwall to their headquarters in London to raise money for SOS Children. As if that wasn’t gruelling enough, they plan to do it in 24 hours!
Jul 03, 2013 02:58 PM
As the worldwide community continues the battle to eradicate polio, the former prime minister of Canada calls for all remaining obstacles to be tackled with energy and commitment.
Jul 03, 2013 11:55 PM
When Dembe* was just 16, she was kidnapped by a militia group in northern Uganda. When she finally escaped after years of sexual exploitation, she had two young children to care for. Through her own determination to start again and with the help of SOS Children, Dembe has started her own business and begun to create a new life for herself and her children. Remarkably, she can now look back on her days in captivity with dignity and even forgiveness.
Jul 04, 2013 01:35 PM
Colombia is one of the most mine-scarred countries in the world and unexploded devices have killed or maimed more than 1,000 children in the last two decades.
Jul 04, 2013 04:00 PM
SOS Children is a truly international charity. In addition to our many Villages in developing countries around the globe, we also care for vulnerable families in the developed world, where life can be just as difficult for some children. We take a look at our Children's Village in Chicago, where all students graduated successfully from high school last year!
Jul 07, 2013 08:00 AM
This week, the UN’s child agency (UNICEF), has highlighted the “deepening misery” of the situation facing children in the Central African Republic.
Jul 08, 2013 03:10 PM
Young people (under 25) make up 60% of the unemployed in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jul 09, 2013 01:50 PM
In June 2012, the Rio +20 conference met to discuss sustainable development in the coming years as the Millennium Development Goals approached their 2015 deadline. One year on, the UN’s Major Group for Children and Youth met with Member States to address the children’s needs in the context of the post-2015 development agenda. In attendance was SOS Children’s Advocacy Advisor on Post-2015, Sofia Garcia.
Jul 09, 2013 02:01 PM
Across the Sahel region of Africa, around 1.5 million under-fives are acutely malnourished.
Jul 10, 2013 01:59 PM
Yesterday marked the second anniversary of South Sudan’s creation, but many of its people still battle hunger, disease and extreme poverty.
Jul 12, 2013 09:00 AM
Today, on her 16th birthday, Malala Yousafzai is set to address the United Nations, but already her example is helping girls in Pakistan.
Jul 12, 2013 04:48 PM
A week after the UN’s child agency, UNICEF, warned about “deepening misery” in the Central African Republic, the European Union (EU) has increased its aid.
Jul 15, 2013 12:38 PM
Poor harvests in Malawi have left many rural families low on food stocks and last week the UK government announced a new package of aid to address the crisis.
Jul 16, 2013 09:20 AM
Mekidem’s story is a remarkable one. His experiences at our SOS school in the town of Awassa inspired him to aim for the very highest prize, and his efforts have been rewarded with a hard-won place at Harvard University. As he prepares to leave Ethiopia and head for the US, Mekidem considers how he will use his success to change yet more lives...
Jul 16, 2013 03:52 PM
China has over 80 million people with disabilities, yet discrimination against children with special needs is still common.
Jul 17, 2013 05:26 PM
A new report on humanitarian assistance worldwide shows that Somalia remains one of the largest recipients of international aid.
Jul 18, 2013 03:35 PM
Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) held an open training session yesterday at Durban’s famous Moses Mabhida Stadium, which was attended by starstruck children from our SOS Children’s Village in nearby Pietermaritzburg.
Jul 19, 2013 08:24 AM
In Bihar, the death of more than 20 children due to poisoning from their school lunch has drawn attention to the shocking state of school meals in India.
Jul 19, 2013 11:49 AM
As a spate of conflicts affect neighbouring countries, Chad is struggling to deal with an influx of returnees, many of them children.
Jul 20, 2013 11:00 AM
Earlier this month, renowned travel writer Richard Meredith journeyed many thousands of miles by plane, train and bus to Nepal to attend the 10th anniversary of our SOS Children’s Village in Bharatpur.
Jul 22, 2013 10:55 AM
If you’re a follower of life in the literary world, you may have heard of Michael Anthony’s novel The Wind That Blows Before the Rains. Perhaps you didn’t realise, however, that all proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards SOS Children’s work in Zimbabwe, where the novel is set.
Jul 26, 2013 09:00 AM
Last Sunday, Mali went to the polls for the first time since the military coup in 2012. Coinciding with this critical event in Malian politics is the homecoming of evacuated children to our SOS Children’s Village in Socoura.
Jul 29, 2013 02:13 PM
In June this year, the World Health Organisation issued new treatment guidelines for adults and children with HIV.
Jul 30, 2013 03:16 PM
This year, SOS Children celebrates 50 years of working in the South American country of Ecuador. Earlier this month, children from all our Children’s Villages, SOS mothers past and present, SOS staff, and child protection workers joined together with figures from government and representatives from other NGOs to mark this milestone.
Jul 30, 2013 05:10 PM
The role of family planning in development is now more widely discussed and acknowledged, even in religiously conservative nations such as the Philippines.
Inventions helping mothers to be around for their babies in Bangladesh and other developing countries
Jul 31, 2013 04:29 PM
In developing countries childbirth can be a dangerous affair; in Bangladesh, for every 100,000 births, more than 190 mothers never get to raise their babies.