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February 2014

What can WWI teach us about parental care?, Long-term support after Philippines disaster, Helping in India's desperately poor Rourkela, Innovating in Austria and Finland, Is it right to cut aid to India?, South Sudan SOS Village affected by violence, Viral video on Syria crisis, Helping Indian children with disabilities in Khajuri Kalan...
Children in northern Nigeria and across the Sahel face severe malnourishment

Children in northern Nigeria and across the Sahel face severe malnourishment

Feb 05, 2014 09:30 AM

This week the United Nations has appealed for two billion dollars to feed a record 20 million people across the Sahel belt, including an alarming number of malnourished children in northern Nigeria.

Maasai girls still suffer female genital mutilation in Kenya

Maasai girls still suffer female genital mutilation in Kenya

Feb 07, 2014 05:55 PM

The UN’s child agency estimates that over the next ten years 30 million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) across the world.

How solar-powered wells are transforming family life in Pakistan

How solar-powered wells are transforming family life in Pakistan

Feb 11, 2014 08:00 AM

As large parts of the UK remained submerged by water, it’s easy to forget that many communities suffer from never having enough.

Helping vulnerable families in Rourkela, India

Helping vulnerable families in Rourkela, India

Feb 14, 2014 03:20 PM

Despite its natural resources, Orissa (also known as Odisha) is the poorest state in India. Two-thirds of people here live in extreme poverty. And in 1999, a super cyclone brought devastation to the area. Many children were orphaned by the disaster and so in 2001, SOS Children built a second Village in Orissa , at Rourkela.

The struggle for food in the Central African Republic

The struggle for food in the Central African Republic

Feb 17, 2014 05:25 PM

As violence and unrest continue to plague the Central African Republic (CAR), the French are deploying more troops to combat the crisis.

Innovating in Austria and Finland

Innovating in Austria and Finland

Feb 18, 2014 02:15 PM

SOS Children cares for vulnerable children all over the world. But not everybody knows that we run Children’s Villages in Western Europe. In Austria and Finland, we are adapting the way we work to keep up with the ever-changing needs of the children we support. Here, we take a look at how the future may look for SOS Children’s Villages.

Keeping the lights on at schools in India

Keeping the lights on at schools in India

Feb 18, 2014 03:25 PM

In the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, new technology is allowing children to stay on after school to study.

South Sudan fighting affects SOS Village in Malakal

South Sudan fighting affects SOS Village in Malakal

Feb 20, 2014 11:45 AM

Fighting has resumed in the South Sudanese city of Malakal, home to our only SOS Children's Village in the country. Though some SOS families remain in the Village, we have moved some children to safety elsewhere. Today, we are working to establish the best course of action for the long-term welfare of all of our families.

A visit to our Children's Village in Bhuj, India

A visit to our Children's Village in Bhuj, India

Feb 25, 2014 12:00 AM

When Elizabeth visited Gujarat, she knew she was in for the holiday of a lifetime. What she didn't know, however, was that a trip to our SOS Village in the town of Bhuj would be the highlight of her tour. Seeing the love and devotion lavished on our children in Bhuj inspired her to become a long-term supporter of our work. Here, she tells her story.

SOS families safe as Ukraine crisis continues

SOS families safe as Ukraine crisis continues

Feb 25, 2014 04:25 PM

Uncertainty continues in Ukraine following the departure of former president Viktor Yanukovych. Despite the recent violence, families from our Children's Villages and community programmes are safe.

Helping children with special needs in Khajuri Kalan, India

Helping children with special needs in Khajuri Kalan, India

Feb 28, 2014 04:50 PM

In India, there are around 40–60 million people with mental and physical disabilities and they frequently face discrimination. Now a new parliamentary bill aims to give disabled people legal redress against discrimination, as well as equal rights to education and employment. At our Children's Village in Khajuri Kalan, we ensure children with disabilities have the support they need to thrive.

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