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November 2013

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New solar-powered mosquito trap lowers risk of malaria in Kenya

New solar-powered mosquito trap lowers risk of malaria in Kenya

Nov 04, 2013 08:00 PM

A new solar-powered trap for mosquitoes is being trialled in western Kenya as a way to reduce cases of malaria in families.

Safer cooking stoves key to saving lives and reducing pollution

Safer cooking stoves key to saving lives and reducing pollution

Nov 06, 2013 06:00 AM

A new report from the World Bank aims to highlight the dangers posed by traditional cooking stoves to the health of the planet and its people.

From learning to earning

From learning to earning

Nov 06, 2013 12:00 PM

Across the world the transition to adulthood is challenging for all young people. But those without qualifications are particularly vulnerable to unemployment, which is why vocational training is such an important gateway to financial independence.

Still different for girls

Still different for girls

Nov 06, 2013 12:00 PM

How would it feel to be denied an education simply because you were a girl? In some parts of the world this is still the norm, despite the many benefits that educating girls brings to families, communities and wider society.

Spotlight on supporters

Spotlight on supporters

Nov 06, 2013 12:00 PM

We take a look at the fantastic things our supporters have done to help for vulnerable children and families around the world.

Thanks for your fantastic effort

Thanks for your fantastic effort

Nov 06, 2013 12:00 PM

People from all walks of life have been doing fantastic things to raise funds for SOS Children. However you have helped, we are extremely grateful.

Autumn 2013 Family Matters magazine

Nov 06, 2013 12:00 PM

Our new Autumn edition of Family Matters focuses on education and its power to transform lives. Take a look inside to learn about the barriers to learning faced by numerous children around the world, and find out what we are doing to help.

News from around the world in 2013

News from around the world in 2013

Nov 06, 2013 12:00 PM

Here, we present a round-up of SOS news stories from the last six months. Read on to find out how SOS Children has been helping children and families around the world.

Bringing learning to life

Bringing learning to life

Nov 06, 2013 12:00 PM

Can you imagine how tough it is to get by in today’s world if you can’t read or write?

Waterlogged schools in Bangladesh

Waterlogged schools in Bangladesh

Nov 06, 2013 03:00 PM

In certain regions of Bangladesh, flooded schools are a regular feature of the annual timetable.

How chickens have changed a family's life

How chickens have changed a family's life

Nov 07, 2013 04:45 PM

The ultimate aim of development projects is not to be needed any more. When individuals have been empowered to the extent that they no longer require external support, it's a sign of a successful initiative. With this in mind, we look at our family strengthening programme in Taïba, Dakar, which is about to come to an end...

20 million Syrian children to receive polio vaccination

20 million Syrian children to receive polio vaccination

Nov 08, 2013 03:40 PM

A mass vaccination campaign has begun to protect more than 20 million Syrian children from the threat of polio.

Tackling adolescent pregnancy in Madagascar and worldwide

Tackling adolescent pregnancy in Madagascar and worldwide

Nov 13, 2013 03:55 PM

Every day, 20,000 girls below the age of 18 give birth in developing countries, becoming mothers while they are still children themselves.

Encouraging girls to stay on at school in Laos

Encouraging girls to stay on at school in Laos

Nov 14, 2013 11:38 AM

Girls under the age of 15 account for around 2 million births each year in developing countries.

Investing in South Sudan’s future

Investing in South Sudan’s future

Nov 19, 2013 09:45 AM

This week, the humanitarian community launches a new appeal to provide support to South Sudan.

Adoptions from Africa are on the rise

Adoptions from Africa are on the rise

Nov 20, 2013 12:21 PM

Globally, international adoption rates have fallen over the past decade, but inter-country adoptions from Africa have seen a huge rise.

SOS Children welcomes new CEO

SOS Children welcomes new CEO

Nov 21, 2013 06:00 AM

We are happy to announce that Simon Etherington has been appointed as CEO at SOS Children UK. Simon brings with him a wealth of experience supporting communities across the world. Here he reflects on how his previous experiences allow him to be a powerful advocate for SOS Children's work.

Bangladesh sets an example with improved healthcare

Bangladesh sets an example with improved healthcare

Nov 22, 2013 05:04 PM

Recently, Professor Hans Rosling picked Bangladesh as an example of change and progress in a developing nation.

Entire population of the Central African Republic affected by ongoing violence

Entire population of the Central African Republic affected by ongoing violence

Nov 25, 2013 05:04 PM

Almost the entire population of the Central African Republic (CAR) has now been affected by the ongoing violence and instability, according to a recent assessment from the UN Office for Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Supporting victims of sexual violence in the DR Congo and Uganda

Supporting victims of sexual violence in the DR Congo and Uganda

Nov 26, 2013 11:01 AM

Rehabilitation programmes are key to enabling women and girl survivors of sexual violence to resume a normal life.

"Complete chaos" in the Central African Republic: SOS Villages safe

"Complete chaos" in the Central African Republic: SOS Villages safe

Nov 29, 2013 11:45 AM

After a military coup in March 2013, the Central African Republic is in a state of insecurity, conflict and "complete chaos", says the UN Deputy Secretary-General. 10% of the population has been displaced, and the need for humanitarian assistance is growing. Children living in SOS Villages in Bangui and Bouar have been psychologically affected, but not physically harmed.

Typhoon Haiyan: SOS families and staff safe

Typhoon Haiyan: SOS families and staff safe

Nov 08, 2013 11:50 AM

The Philippines is in the grip of one of the worst storms ever recorded, Typhoon Haiyan. Though two SOS Children's Villages fall within the affected area, and a further two are in the typhoon's path, all SOS families and staff are reported to be safe. We are also providing shelter to local people in Calbayog.

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