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June 2014

Effect of poverty on psychological development, Sherine from Palestine plays for national football side, See Children's Villages on Google Maps, Children at crossroads: 2013 annual report, Cecilia's Village visit tops trip to Rio, Ukraine fighting forces SOS families to evacuate Lugansk
Poverty and psychological development

Poverty and psychological development

Jun 03, 2014 04:20 PM

New research suggests that experiences of poverty as a child could have an even more profound effect than was previously thought.

Spring fundraising round-up

Spring fundraising round-up

Jun 04, 2014 12:00 AM

In every edition of Family Matters, we like to take time to thank our supporters for the amazing work they have done to raise money for the world's most vulnerable children. And for those of you ready to get involved, we've got all the details on the biggest fundraising events of the summer.

Spotlight on our communities

Spotlight on our communities

Jun 04, 2014 12:00 AM

Reflecting India’s huge regional diversity, the services and support we offer at each community are tailored to best meet the needs of local children.

Our impact in India

Our impact in India

Jun 04, 2014 12:00 AM

A country of contrasts with multiple languages, cultures and religions, India is the world’s seventh-largest nation and, with 1.2 billion people, the second most populous.

News from around the world

News from around the world

Jun 04, 2014 12:00 AM

This edition of Family Matters has a special focus on India, but we have lots of other stories to tell you about our work around the world. Here, we bring you some of the biggest headlines of the last six months.

Welcome from our new chief executive

Welcome from our new chief executive

Jun 04, 2014 12:00 AM

“As some of you may know, I took over as the chief executive of SOS Children’s Villages UK in November 2013 after 30 years in the British Army. I have seen how the SOS Children’s Villages ‘model’ is the best for helping vulnerable children – which is why I am so very proud to have been selected to lead the UK team.

Coping with climate change

Coping with climate change

Jun 04, 2014 12:00 AM

Communities in India, as across the world, need to adapt to climate change. A recent World Bank report suggests that the nation is set to experience more extreme, unpredictable weather. For families already stretched to their limits, monsoons, floods and drought add to the immense strain of survival. Extreme weather also increases competition for natural resources and food, which tends to disadvantage girls even more and put education further out of reach – which perpetuates poverty.

Women in India

Women in India

Jun 04, 2014 12:00 AM

From business to politics, life in India today offers women more opportunities than ever. But it remains a largely male-dominated society. Discrimination, domestic abuse, sexual harassment and other forms of gender-based violence remain all too prevalent – as evidenced by the mass rape and murder of a young woman on a Delhi bus in December 2012.

Quick aid a must for vulnerable females, says report

Quick aid a must for vulnerable females, says report

Jun 06, 2014 05:29 PM

In crisis situations, women and girls often need sanitary products and household items as a matter of urgency, says a new report. Currently, they are not always treated as a priority. Why must this change?

Zimbabwean children let down by HIV/ AIDS initiatives

Zimbabwean children let down by HIV/ AIDS initiatives

Jun 11, 2014 09:55 AM

New research suggests that young sufferers of HIV are not getting the treatment and care they need to fight the disease.

Meet Sherine - the football star at SOS Children's Village Bethlehem

Meet Sherine - the football star at SOS Children's Village Bethlehem

Jun 12, 2014 09:00 AM

SOS Children's Villages are home to talented and aspiring young people, eager to show their potential to the world. As the 2014 World Cup kicks off, we're boasting about a football star growing up in our Village in Bethlehem. Sherine's footie skills have taken her across three continents. Yet despite her natural talent on the pitch, her dream job is not to be a footballer...

See your Village on Google Maps

See your Village on Google Maps

Jun 17, 2014 05:25 PM

From the suburbs of bustling Brasília, Brazil’s capital city, to the isolated Tunisian coastal town of Mahrès, our supporters help provide a loving home for vulnerable children worldwide. Now, a new feature of Google Maps lets you see exactly where you're making an impact.

Ukraine violence forces SOS families from home

Ukraine violence forces SOS families from home

Jun 18, 2014 03:40 PM

The conflict in Ukraine has been overshadowed by events in the Middle East in recent weeks. However, fighting has become so intense in eastern parts that SOS families have been forced to abandon their homes in the city of Lugansk.

Worries grow over the futures of children fleeing Central African Republic

Worries grow over the futures of children fleeing Central African Republic

Jun 19, 2014 10:05 AM

Children fleeing the Central African Republic (CAR) alone face uncertainty and danger. Getting their lives back on track will be a priority for the government and NGOs.

Changes in US trade regulation could hit Swaziland's economy

Changes in US trade regulation could hit Swaziland's economy

Jun 21, 2014 12:00 AM

The lack of democratic governance in Swaziland could now be directly impacting on the country's trade prospects.

New report shines a light on Syrian child soldier recruitment

New report shines a light on Syrian child soldier recruitment

Jun 24, 2014 04:55 PM

New research raises further concerns about the impact that the Syrian civil war is having on the lives of children.

Tackling rural poverty and urban migration in Zimbabwe

Tackling rural poverty and urban migration in Zimbabwe

Jun 26, 2014 04:40 PM

A project that focuses on local empowerment has shown promising results in tackling rural poverty in Zimbabwe. But what are the next steps?

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