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February 2016

Transforming attitudes in Liberia, Suleyman's story: Safe at last, Putting down the knife: A world without Female Genital Mutilation, A really wild day out in Kenya, Life-saving mother and baby care in Somalia
Life-saving mother and baby care in Somalia

Life-saving mother and baby care in Somalia

Feb 02, 2016 08:30 AM

When Asia gave birth to her eighth child at home in rural Somalia, she knew something was terribly wrong. The baby was healthy but Asia’s stomach remained abnormally large and she was crippled by severe pain. The nearest hospital was 55 miles away.

A really wild day out in Kenya

A really wild day out in Kenya

Feb 05, 2016 10:05 AM

With its lengthy neck, four rangy legs and hundreds of spots, giraffes are fascinating especially to youngsters. Children from our Nairobi Village had the pleasure of learning how to feed the world’s tallest animal at the Nairobi Giraffe Centre.

Putting down the knife: A world without female genital mutilation

Putting down the knife: A world without female genital mutilation

Feb 06, 2016 07:00 AM

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is a day when the world comes together to condemn the continuation of a procedure that severely damages the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and girls every year and clearly violates their human rights.

Suleyman's story: Safe at last

Suleyman's story: Safe at last

Feb 09, 2016 08:30 AM

Suleyman was just two years old when he was abandoned by his mother. Left alone with a family friend who beat and abused him, his childhood was over before it had even begun. One day, after having boiling water poured over him, Suleyman ran away and sought shelter on the streets of Khartoum.

Transforming attitudes in Liberia

Transforming attitudes in Liberia

Feb 12, 2016 09:00 AM

Residents of Juah Town in Liberia have historically suffered from a lack of socio-economic resources and children in the community have not benefited from knowledge of their rights. At SOS Children, we are committed to the realisation of child rights. Our presences in the town has encouraged people to change their behavior and attitudes towards children.

Supporting self-sufficiency in Swaziland

Supporting self-sufficiency in Swaziland

Feb 18, 2016 09:50 AM

At 68 years old, most people are thinking about retiring and slowing down. But not Nester. At the age of 68, Nester is ‘mum’ to her six grandsons. She cooks, cleans and looks after them, all whilst working long days to put food on the table.

What you need to know about the Zika virus

What you need to know about the Zika virus

Feb 19, 2016 11:30 AM

SOS Children is protecting vulnerable children from the Zika virus with prevention and control programmes in affected countries.

Violence in Palestine takes toll on children

Violence in Palestine takes toll on children

Feb 20, 2016 09:00 AM

Heightened violence in the occupied West Bank is affecting school children in the SOS Palestine Family Strengthening Programme. Children in the area have been injured by rubber bullets and tear gas, and can no longer attend school safely.

Anglia Ruskin students to host black-tie dinner for SOS Children

Anglia Ruskin students to host black-tie dinner for SOS Children

Feb 25, 2016 10:55 AM

We are excited to announce that students from the Lord Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University are organising a black tie dinner and charity auction in aid of SOS Children’s Villages UK.

Inspiring innovative minds in Rwanda

Inspiring innovative minds in Rwanda

Feb 27, 2016 09:25 AM

In Rwanda, the SOS Vocational Training Centre is empowering young people to break the cycle of poverty. Meet Alian, a 23-year-old graduate from the Vocational Training Centre in Kigali. He owns his own web firm and aspires to be the chief executive of a global tech one day.

"Being a mum makes me feel fulfilled"

"Being a mum makes me feel fulfilled"

Feb 29, 2016 07:05 AM

In the run up to Mother’s Day on 6 March, we’re highlighting the work of our amazing SOS mothers around the world, because we believe that Mums really matter! SOS mothers have a hugely positive impact on the lives of the children they love and care for and they are at the heart of what we do as a charity.

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