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October 2013

New Children's Village in Sri Lanka, Can governments be trusted with "big aid"?, International Day of the Girl, Children safe but Village suffers minor damage in Cyclone Phailin...
Caring for Sri Lankan children left alone by war

Caring for Sri Lankan children left alone by war

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.

The taboo of child rape in Pakistan

The taboo of child rape in Pakistan

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.

Improving nutrition in Zimbabwe

Improving nutrition in Zimbabwe

Oct 04, 2013 04:02 PM

The sight of growers selling sweet potatoes is becoming a more frequent one in Zimbabwe.

Breaking down barriers

Breaking down barriers

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.

Addressing hunger in sub-Saharan Africa and across the world

Addressing hunger in sub-Saharan Africa and across the world

Oct 07, 2013 05:35 PM

This week, international figures are meeting in Rome to discuss global food security and nutrition.

Vaccine for malaria brings new hope for children in sub-Saharan Africa

Vaccine for malaria brings new hope for children in sub-Saharan Africa

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.

“SOS Children and the UN share the same values”

“SOS Children and the UN share the same values”

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.”

Happy 'International Day of the Girl'!

Happy 'International Day of the Girl'!

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.

Cyclone emergency continues for thousands of evacuees

Cyclone emergency continues for thousands of evacuees

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.

Cyclone-hit families will need assistance in India

Cyclone-hit families will need assistance in India

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.

Girls in Laos will receive new HPV vaccine

Girls in Laos will receive new HPV vaccine

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.

Food insecurity and malnutrition affect many families in northern Mali

Food insecurity and malnutrition affect many families in northern Mali

Oct 21, 2013 11:55 AM

Households in northern Mali are struggling to rebuild their livelihoods and malnutrition is rife.

Children safe though Village sustains minor damage in Indian cyclone

Children safe though Village sustains minor damage in Indian cyclone

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.

Four million Madagascans go hungry

Four million Madagascans go hungry

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.

Girls’ education reduces underage marriage in Mozambique and worldwide

Girls’ education reduces underage marriage in Mozambique and worldwide

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.

Severe drought in Angola putting children’s lives at risk

Severe drought in Angola putting children’s lives at risk

Oct 25, 2013 06:32 PM

The drought, which is affecting southern regions of Angola, has left many families facing a food crisis.

Many Sri Lankan schools lack proper toilets

Many Sri Lankan schools lack proper toilets

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.

More children need to be protected against disease in Chad

More children need to be protected against disease in Chad

Oct 30, 2013 09:27 AM

A malaria epidemic in Chad is causing huge suffering among children.

What is it like to be an SOS Mother?

What is it like to be an SOS Mother?

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...

Hundreds of Mali children need to be back with families

Hundreds of Mali children need to be back with families

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.

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