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January 2016

Severe flooding in South America causes thousands to flee, Narrowing the gender gap in Cambodia's schools, SOS Children involved in Madaya relief effort, Ebola back hours after WHO declares outbreak over, Syria crisis: "There are people there, but there is no life"
Severe flooding in South America causes thousands to flee

Severe flooding in South America causes thousands to flee

Jan 04, 2016 02:30 PM

Heavy rain in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay has forced thousands from their homes. A state of emergency is in force in Paraguay with some 130,000 displaced in the country. The rising river levels have affected several of our programmes in Paraguay.

Narrowing the gender gap in Cambodia’s schools

Narrowing the gender gap in Cambodia’s schools

Jan 08, 2016 11:30 AM

The gender gap in Cambodian schools is quickly narrowing as more girls are enrolling in school. Chanthou is one of 108 scholarship students at the SOS Secondary School in Battambang, Cambodia.

SOS Children involved in Madaya relief effort

SOS Children involved in Madaya relief effort

Jan 12, 2016 03:05 PM

SOS Children’s Villages was among the aid organisations queuing with trucks full of food and medical supplies outside the besieged Syrian town of Madaya yesterday. The increasingly desperate situation in the town, and surrounding villages, has been widely reported in recent days with images of skeletal children and starving adults dominating the news.

Ebola back hours after WHO declares outbreak over

Ebola back hours after WHO declares outbreak over

Jan 16, 2016 07:35 AM

Just after the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola outbreak over, Sierra Leone officials have confirmed another death from the deadly virus. SOS Children is continuing to help affected countries, including providing support to Ebola orphans.

Syria crisis: "There are people there, but there is no life"

Syria crisis: "There are people there, but there is no life"

Jan 16, 2016 05:15 PM

Yesterday, the emergency response team from SOS Children's Villages Syria were finally allowed to enter the besieged town of Madaya in Syria. In this harrowing interview, Abeer Pamuk - a member of the team - tells of people left with no option but to eat grass to survive and children forced to make treacherous journeys through mine-fields to escape.

Five years on: Impacts of Arab Spring still being felt

Five years on: Impacts of Arab Spring still being felt

Jan 20, 2016 11:45 AM

January 2011 is a month Tunisians will never forget. Five years ago, on 14 January 2011, their President, Ben Ali, stepped down, giving Tunisia’s citizens – and people across the Arab world - a real sense of hope for a brighter, and more democratic, future. Today, despite initial democratic gains, much of this initial hopefulness in Tunisia has evaporated. The country continues to struggle with political turmoil, high unemployment, poverty and a lagging economy.

Charity partnership announced with Ryanair

Charity partnership announced with Ryanair

Jan 21, 2016 01:05 PM

SOS Children’s Villages UK is pleased to announce that we are the official charity partner of Ryanair for 2016. The partnership will involve a donation of over £100,000 to help to transform the lives of vulnerable children in Europe.

Double the love in Bulawayo

Double the love in Bulawayo

Jan 22, 2016 11:57 AM

SOS Children saved two sets of infant twins in Zimbabwe who were on the verge of becoming very ill from malnutrition. Both sets of twins have since found a loving home at SOS Children’s Villages in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where their child rights are met and protected.

Law passes in Zimbabwe to prevent child marriage

Law passes in Zimbabwe to prevent child marriage

Jan 25, 2016 02:20 PM

Last week, a historic law passed in Zimbabwe which set the legal age of marriage to 18 in an effort to prevent child marriage.

Learning how to take a tumble

Learning how to take a tumble

Jan 27, 2016 12:30 PM

Something exciting is happening at our Children’s Village Huehuetoca, Mexico – the houses are empty and the children are outside twirling brightly coloured batons, balancing plates on sticks and tossing bean-bags into the bright blue sky. Can you guess what’s going on?! That’s right, the circus is in town!

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