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September 2014

Pictures of the week, Mourning Ebola victims, Famine threatens in South Sudan, A mum's worst nightmare, Being an SOS mother, Swaziland news update, Musical stories from South America
The magic of music in South America

The magic of music in South America

Sep 10, 2014 11:30 AM

In our recent supporter survey, Caroline said: “I think you are a truly amazing organisation. I would like more information about your work in South America please.” Well, we like to listen to our supporters, so here are two musical stories from Peru and Ecuador!

“You gave us a home when we needed it the most”

“You gave us a home when we needed it the most”

Sep 12, 2014 08:55 AM

When disastrous flooding hit the Balkans in May, we reported on Zorica and her family, who were forced to evacuate when the deluge reached their home. After spending summer at the local Children's Village, today they are back home in the house SOS supporters helped to rebuild.

Extending our reach in wartorn Ukraine

Extending our reach in wartorn Ukraine

Sep 15, 2014 08:55 AM

With hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing conflict in eastern Ukraine, more and more families need food, shelter and medical care. Over 1,000 children are homeless in the northern districts of Lugansk province alone, and the SOS team is moving into the region to help.

Swazi stories: News and photos from SOS Swaziland

Swazi stories: News and photos from SOS Swaziland

Sep 17, 2014 08:55 AM

In our recent supporter survey, child sponsor Anne said she'd like to hear more from our Children's Villages in Swaziland. Located in southern Africa, Swaziland is one of the continent's smallest countries, but its people have some big stories to tell.

Being an SOS mother: “One of the happiest things”

Being an SOS mother: “One of the happiest things”

Sep 18, 2014 02:25 PM

Every mother knows how heartrending those first few days at school can be, that teens can be big trouble, and that parenting isn't all plane-sailing. Things are no different for Suzhen, who has spent the past 11 years caring for children at the Children's Village in Chengdu. But like most mums, Suzhen knows that the rewards of parenthood make all the hard work worthwhile.

A mum's worst nightmare

A mum's worst nightmare

Sep 23, 2014 08:55 AM

It's tough for any parent when a child falls sick. Things are even harder when you have nine other children to care for. So how did SOS mother Nguyet cope when little Chang fell prey to appendicitis and she had to spend a prolonged spell away from home to care for him in hospital?

Famine threatens children in South Sudan

Famine threatens children in South Sudan

Sep 24, 2014 09:50 AM

The escalating food crisis in South Sudan could lead to a full blown famine by early next year. At risk are thousands of malnourished children, who could die in the next few months if emergency treatment is not made available.

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