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September 2013

Helping families in the slums of Mombasa, Getting Syrian children back to school, Tartan Army visit Children's Village in Macedonia, Illiteracy infographic, Child labour and illiteracy...
Experiences of child brides in Nigeria

Experiences of child brides in Nigeria

Sep 03, 2013 02:05 PM

In Nigeria, nearly four out of every ten girls are married before the age of 18, even though child marriage is illegal.

South Africa's school-age mothers struggle to stay in education

South Africa's school-age mothers struggle to stay in education

Sep 03, 2013 06:20 PM

More than 180,000 girls fall pregnant each year in South Africa and it’s often a struggle for them to stay in education.

Protecting girls from harmful practices in The Gambia

Protecting girls from harmful practices in The Gambia

Sep 05, 2013 08:05 AM

In The Gambia, age-old practices continue to put the health of girls at risk and affect women their throughout their life.

Food crisis looms in Zimbabwe

Food crisis looms in Zimbabwe

Sep 06, 2013 10:10 AM

The United Nations predicts a quarter of Zimbabwe’s rural population will be in need of food aid by early next year.

Why it is not enough for a girl to be gifted in Somaliland

Why it is not enough for a girl to be gifted in Somaliland

Sep 06, 2013 12:35 PM

In Somaliland, quality of life often depends on access to primary education. For many girls, however, a life of housework and caregiving begins early. Samia was taken out of school to care for her family when her father fell ill. SOS Children gave her back her education.

Somalia wants more of its children in school

Somalia wants more of its children in school

Sep 06, 2013 06:05 PM

Somalia plans to bring one million children into school over the next three years.

Too many low-birth-weight children born in Pakistan

Too many low-birth-weight children born in Pakistan

Sep 09, 2013 05:42 PM

In Pakistan, around a third of babies are born with a low birth weight.

Providing opportunities for young people in the slums of Kenya

Providing opportunities for young people in the slums of Kenya

Sep 11, 2013 10:35 AM

Around 60% of Nairobi’s inhabitants live in slums and in some slum areas, half of young men and four-fifths of young women have no income-generating activities.

Addressing the issue of HIV positive children in Kenya

Addressing the issue of HIV positive children in Kenya

Sep 12, 2013 11:33 AM

Nearly 1% of Kenyan children are HIV positive but most are not receiving treatment.

Scotland vs. Macedonia: Football fans at SOS Children Skopje

Scotland vs. Macedonia: Football fans at SOS Children Skopje

Sep 12, 2013 12:35 PM

Scottish football fans visit the SOS Children's Village Skopje, in Macedonia, for a game of footie and to present a generous donation.

New meningitis vaccine saves lives in Chad

New meningitis vaccine saves lives in Chad

Sep 13, 2013 08:49 AM

In 2012, there were nearly 4,000 cases of meningitis in Chad, but a new vaccine is bringing hope this number could be significantly reduced in future.

Ethiopia reaches Millennium Development Goal to reduce child mortality

Ethiopia reaches Millennium Development Goal to reduce child mortality

Sep 13, 2013 05:30 PM

Ethiopia is one of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to reduce its under-five mortality rate by at least two-thirds.

Declining literacy rates in Madagascar

Declining literacy rates in Madagascar

Sep 16, 2013 04:20 PM

Literacy rates look set to decline in Madagascar, with 1.5 million children currently out of education.

Giving hope to young people in Guinea

Giving hope to young people in Guinea

Sep 17, 2013 03:18 PM

Young people under 24 make up nearly two-thirds of Guinea’s population, but there is no coordinated strategy to improve their prospects of employment.

Global success begins in a Children's Village

Global success begins in a Children's Village

Sep 18, 2013 03:10 PM

Three young people who grew up with SOS Children have started their own non-profit, devoted to enabling students and communities to build economic development through the cooperative movement.

Improving newborn survival rates in South Africa

Improving newborn survival rates in South Africa

Sep 19, 2013 09:11 AM

In South Africa, under-five mortality rates are still high for a middle-income nation, but one rural hospital shows it doesn’t have to be this way.

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest proportion of child labourers

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest proportion of child labourers

Sep 23, 2013 04:57 PM

Across the world, the number of child labourers has dropped by a third since 2000, though Sub-Saharan Africa still has the highest incidence of child labour.

Fighting for girls’ education in Pakistan

Fighting for girls’ education in Pakistan

Sep 25, 2013 10:40 AM

Many girls in Pakistan are prevented from attending school, but women are increasingly speaking out publicly to change social attitudes.

Global Fund helps Cameroon to protect every family from malaria

Global Fund helps Cameroon to protect every family from malaria

Sep 25, 2013 04:20 PM

With support from the Global Fund, Cameroon aims to provide every family with an insecticide-treated net for protection against malaria.

Mother determined to improve her family's life

Mother determined to improve her family's life

Sep 26, 2013 04:20 PM

“I found a family in SOS”, says Dina, as she holds in her lap her 9-year old disabled daughter, Elizabeth. Dina and her seven children live in a slum in the coastal town of Mombasa, a bustling and vibrant city on the Kenyan coast. Thanks to our family support work, Dina is now determined to create a better life for her family.

Bio-fortified crops addressing hidden hunger in Senegal and across Africa

Bio-fortified crops addressing hidden hunger in Senegal and across Africa

Sep 27, 2013 05:00 PM

Bio-fortified crops have been identified as one of the top ways to meet the challenge of malnutrition.

Helping child labourers save money in Bangladesh

Helping child labourers save money in Bangladesh

Sep 30, 2013 08:30 PM

Around one in five of children living in Dhaka’s crowded slums are engaged in child labour.

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