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January 2015

Haiti earthquake timeline and images, 2004 tsunami timeline and images, Ben Cheek's legacy to Pakistan, Hermann Gmeiner Awards, Malawi flood disasters leaves communities in crisis
Haiti earthquake 2010: A timeline

Haiti earthquake 2010: A timeline

Jan 12, 2015 12:00 AM

Five years ago today, Haiti was struck by one of the most devastating earthquakes in modern times. Hundreds of thousands lost their lives and more than 3 million were affected. Among the hardest hit were the thousands of children who were separated from their parents.

Haiti earthquake 2010: Survivors' stories

Haiti earthquake 2010: Survivors' stories

Jan 13, 2015 12:00 AM

On 12th January 2010, a massive earthquake erupted close to the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. In the days that followed, the death toll rose to over 230,000. 300,000 were injured and 1.5 million made homeless. With two SOS Children's Villages in Haiti before 2010, we were well placed to immediately support survivors, particularly children. Hear their survivor stories.

And the winners are...

And the winners are...

Jan 15, 2015 03:50 PM

After growing up in an SOS Children's Village, many young people go on to become inspiring role models in their communities. The Hermann Gmeiner Award recognises the incredible achievements of former SOS children, and is presented to one man and one women every two years. Here, meet Maya and Deepak, winners of the Hermann Gmeiner Award 2014.

A lasting legacy in Pakistan

A lasting legacy in Pakistan

Jan 19, 2015 12:50 PM

In July 2008, Ben Cheek tragically went missing while mountaineering in northern Pakistan. In his memory, friends and family have been generously donating to build a new Children's Village in Rawalakot, Pakistan. The first buildings, SOS Youth Homes, are near complete and will provide vulnerable teenagers with a safe and secure home.

Floods hit southern Malawi, SOS families safe

Floods hit southern Malawi, SOS families safe

Jan 20, 2015 12:55 PM

Malawi is suffering some of its worst flooding in recorded history, with large parts of the country's south underwater. Thousands have been forced to flee their homes, but SOS families currently remain safe.

Mozambique and Malawi stricken by floods

Mozambique and Malawi stricken by floods

Jan 23, 2015 12:30 PM

Families in Mozambique and Malawi are fleeing their homes as heavy rains persist. In Mozambique, we have been forced to evacuate our Children's Village in Pemba, and SOS-supported community families have been hit hard in both countries. Forecasts suggest that no let up is imminent, with rainfall set to continue for weeks.

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