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April 2014

Ebola strikes Western Africa, Vincent Kompany becomes International Ambassador, Remembering Rwanda's genocide, Syrian children dream of a safe home, Boats for Philippines fishermen, Could you swim the Atlantic?
Vincent Kompany: new SOS Children International Ambassador

Vincent Kompany: new SOS Children International Ambassador

Apr 03, 2014 10:50 AM

“I accept with all my heart,” tweeted Vincent Kompany this morning, in response to a letter inviting him to step into the role of International Ambassador for SOS Children. Vincent is captain of Manchester City, of the Belgian national football team – and one of SOS Children’s most passionate supporters.

Crisis looms as the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon soars

Crisis looms as the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon soars

Apr 04, 2014 05:20 PM

As the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon reaches one million, more needs to be done by the international community to support the country.

Remembering Rwanda's genocide

Remembering Rwanda's genocide

Apr 07, 2014 06:10 PM

Anne-Marie was a patient, happy girl who spent her childhood at the SOS Children’s Village in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. Like every girl, she had hopes and dreams; plans for the future. She died on 7th May, 1994. At just 20 years old, Anne-Marie was a victim of the Rwandan genocide. Two decades on, the whole nation remembers those whose lives were taken.

What a difference a hospital makes

What a difference a hospital makes

Apr 08, 2014 12:45 PM

According to a recent report, half of Lesotho's healthcare budget is being spent on just one hospital. The ramifications could be both national and international.

Chance to prevent natural disaster at Kariba dam

Chance to prevent natural disaster at Kariba dam

Apr 09, 2014 06:09 PM

Though disasters are usually unavoidable and difficult to predict, an overfilled dam on the Zambezi river is an exception to this rule.

This week governments will have a chance to renew aid cooperation

This week governments will have a chance to renew aid cooperation

Apr 15, 2014 12:30 PM

In Mexico later this week, governments from around the world will have the opportunity to renew a pledge to cooperate on aid policy. Will they take it?

US farming policy: implications for aid

US farming policy: implications for aid

Apr 16, 2014 11:20 AM

Reforms to farming policy in the USA could have a major positive impact on how the country provides food aid to countries in crisis.

Community approach reduces maternal deaths in Malawi

Community approach reduces maternal deaths in Malawi

Apr 22, 2014 02:10 PM

Changes amongst rural communities in Malawi are beginning to demonstrate their effectiveness for mothers throughout the country.

More help needed for refugees in Nigeria

More help needed for refugees in Nigeria

Apr 24, 2014 11:50 AM

A humanitarian crisis is developing in north-eastern Nigeria, as the conflict between the government and Boko Haram displaces thousands.

Could you swim across the Atlantic Ocean?

Could you swim across the Atlantic Ocean?

Apr 24, 2014 11:55 AM

For most of us, it is a feat that is hard to imagine, let alone complete; swim 2000 miles from Senegal in West Africa to Brazil in South America. Yet this is what Ben Hooper will attempt next year - raising funds for SOS Children along the way. Ben is deep in training for his swim across the Atlantic Ocean, and is asking for your support.

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