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July 2015

Tackling the migrant crisis, Djibouti: New Village offers fresh start for children, Gearing up for extra demand in Greece, Ramadan: A time for family, Bosnia: Overcoming the trauma of war
Creating “greener pastures”: Tackling the migrant crisis

Creating “greener pastures”: Tackling the migrant crisis

Jul 04, 2015 09:25 AM

23-year-old Talba travelled 2,000 miles from the Gambia to Libya, braving kidnapping, disease and starvation to reach his destination. Like many young Africans, Talba was seeking passage to Europe and prosperity. The crossing cost his life.

Djibouti: New Village offers fresh start for children

Djibouti: New Village offers fresh start for children

Jul 06, 2015 09:50 AM

We’re excited to announce that we are taking child sponsorships for our Children’s Village in Tadjourah, Djibouti. The Village, which opened in 2014, has the capacity to look after 100 children. 37 vulnerable children already call it home. Tadjourah, the oldest town in Djibouti, is also located in one of the poorest regions of the country. 11 percent of children there are growing up without the care of their parents.

Gearing up for extra demand in Greece

Gearing up for extra demand in Greece

Jul 07, 2015 10:40 AM

SOS Children has been among many charities at the forefront of supporting increasingly overstretched families in Greece. As Sunday's “no” vote creates yet more uncertainty and commentators speculate about a possible exit from the Euro, our team on the ground is preparing for greater demand at our seven SOS Social Centres.

Ramadan: A time for family

Ramadan: A time for family

Jul 09, 2015 09:30 AM

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is synonymous with faith, abstinence, prayer and sense of community for Muslim’s across the globe. At SOS Children’s Villages, the month is also about appreciating family and strengthening the love and ties that bind families, and communities, together. This article takes a look at how the children from SOS Children's Villages Lahore celebrate.

Bosnia: Overcoming the trauma of war

Bosnia: Overcoming the trauma of war

Jul 10, 2015 08:25 AM

As Europe marks the 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the Bosnian War continues to cast a long shadow. The conflict which dominated Eastern Europe from 1992-1995 was an ugly one, fought along ethnic lines between Bosnian Serbs, Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats. An estimated 110,000 people were killed, although the final toll is expected to be much higher. Bodies are still being found today.

World Youth Skills Day: Equipping young people with the skills to be successful

World Youth Skills Day: Equipping young people with the skills to be successful

Jul 15, 2015 11:55 AM

Today is the first-ever World Youth Skills Day! Last year, we helped approximately 134,700 children, young people and adults attend school. Here, we take a look at two young people–one from Zambia and another from Malawi–who have undergone skills training with the help of SOS Children.

Time to celebrate!

Time to celebrate!

Jul 16, 2015 08:15 AM

If you ask the children of SOS Children’s Village Sarajevo what their favourite time of year is, you’re almost guaranteed that the answer will be Ramadan Bayram! Ramadan Bayram is another name for the traditional Eid al-Fitr celebrations that mark the end of the Ramadan period. The Ramadan Bayram celebrations last for three whole days and involve much eating and spending time with friends.

Virtual doctors: Telemedicine kits in Benin

Virtual doctors: Telemedicine kits in Benin

Jul 21, 2015 03:55 PM

Elias was nine when he became ill. He was very weak, always thirsty and lost a lot of weight. His situation was desperate but his parents weren’t able to get him to the hospital, a two day walk away. This is often the reality for people living in remote communities. But things are changing thanks to increasing investment in ICT4D – the use of information communication technologies, such as the internet and mobile technology for development.

Knitting communities together with love in Peru

Knitting communities together with love in Peru

Jul 23, 2015 03:30 PM

SOS Children is assisting a group of women from an impoverished region in Peru to raise funds for their community through a weaving and knitting initiative. Our family strengthening programmes works to support vulnerable communities so children can grow up in an environment in which they can thrive.

An uncertain future for Burundians

An uncertain future for Burundians

Jul 24, 2015 08:25 AM

Burundi is facing a tense wait for the results of the controversial Presidential election held earlier this week. Blasts and gunfire were heard in the small hours of Election Day and reports of three people killed quickly filtered through. Episodes of violence have become an all-to-regular occurrence in the country since April, when President Nkurunziza’s announced that he would be standing for a third term - a move not allowed by the constitution.

Nepal 100 days on: “From the beginning, SOS helped me”

Nepal 100 days on: “From the beginning, SOS helped me”

Jul 28, 2015 04:17 PM

Aakash was out in the open when disaster struck Nepal on April 25th. When he returned to look for his family, he found that home had been reduced to rubble by the earthquake.

Mobile technology empowers women in Sri Lanka

Mobile technology empowers women in Sri Lanka

Jul 29, 2015 02:50 PM

SOS Children is empowering women in Sri Lanka through mobile technology. The programme aims to teach women who are a part of the SOS Family Strengthening Programmes about child protection.

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