Oct 02, 2013 12:05 AM
Since Sri Lanka's civil war ended in May 2009, SOS Children has been caring for children left alone in the chaos of conflict. At the end of August, the first children moved into our new Village in Jaffna.
Oct 02, 2013 08:00 AM
Cases of child rape are massively under-reported in Pakistan, but there is some evidence attitudes may be changing.
Oct 04, 2013 04:02 PM
The sight of growers selling sweet potatoes is becoming a more frequent one in Zimbabwe.
Nov 06, 2013 12:00 PM
Even when school is free, hidden hurdles can still get in the way. Here we find out how SOS Children is overcoming the obstacles to help more children finish their education.
Oct 07, 2013 05:35 PM
This week, international figures are meeting in Rome to discuss global food security and nutrition.
Oct 08, 2013 11:50 AM
Approval is now being sought for a new vaccine, which could halve the number of malaria cases in young children.
Oct 09, 2013 03:05 PM
Last week, the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, visited an SOS Children’s Village in South Africa. He said that, “SOS Children and the UN share the same values and goals, empowering young people. SOS Children does impressive work - work worth supporting.”
Oct 11, 2013 03:50 PM
To celebrate Day of the Girl, we look back at news stories from the past year which highlight the risks and opportunities facing girls growing up in the world today.
Oct 14, 2013 03:15 PM
Last weekend, India’s worst storm for fourteen years destroyed homes and infrastructure, and ruined livelihoods. Steps taken by local authorities have limited loss of life in Cyclone Phailin. However, as families seek refuge in temporary shelters, many are at risk from diseases such as dysentery and diarrhoea. As ever, children are particularly vulnerable.
Oct 15, 2013 09:30 AM
The recent mass evacuation in India has saved thousands of lives, but many families are returning home to count the cost in other ways.
Oct 16, 2013 09:22 AM
Laos has become one of the latest developing nations to vaccinate its girls against the virus which causes cervical cancer.
Oct 21, 2013 11:55 AM
Households in northern Mali are struggling to rebuild their livelihoods and malnutrition is rife.
Oct 21, 2013 12:00 PM
Following last week’s news that no one from our Children’s Villages was hurt in the cyclone which hit India last week, we have received a further update from our Village in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
Oct 22, 2013 09:33 AM
Plagues of locusts, poor rains and cyclone damage have left around 4 million people in Madagascar facing serious hunger.
Oct 23, 2013 05:04 PM
In Mozambique, more than half of girls are married before the age of 18 and the effects of child marriage can be devastating.
Oct 25, 2013 06:32 PM
The drought, which is affecting southern regions of Angola, has left many families facing a food crisis.
Oct 28, 2013 04:34 PM
The majority of the population in Sri Lanka now have improved sanitation, but nearly a million children go without safe sanitation at school.
Oct 30, 2013 09:27 AM
A malaria epidemic in Chad is causing huge suffering among children.
Oct 30, 2013 04:15 PM
At SOS Children's Villages live some extraordinary women. SOS Mothers care for a group of children, and together they live as a family. When Divya and Lydia from our UK office visited a Village in Zambia they spoke to Carol, an SOS Mother there, to find out what's involved...
Oct 11, 2013 03:45 PM
Following the recent conflict in Mali, hundreds of children are estimated to be on their own after being caught up in the fighting.