Malawi
SOS child in bath in Malawi
Malawi’s newest Children's Village opened in Blantyre in September 2007. The Children’s Village cares for 150 children in 15 family homes; there is a Primary School for 320 pupils; a Social Centre for 1,000 children; and an SOS Medical and Therapy Centre for 21,000 people. … more about our charity work in Malawi

News Archive

Here, you can find a collection of past news stories about our work around the world. Read about our ongoing work providing care to the world's most vulnerable children, and learn about how we act to help those affected by humanitarian disasters. From the 2004 Asian tsunami and the 2010 Haitian earthquake, to the crisis in Syria and the conflict in the Central African Republic, we are there to help.
Community approach reduces maternal deaths in Malawi

Community approach reduces maternal deaths in Malawi

Apr 22, 2014 02:10 PM

Changes amongst rural communities in Malawi are beginning to demonstrate their effectiveness for mothers throughout the country.

How could changes in US farming policy effect people in crisis?

How could changes in US farming policy effect people in crisis?

Apr 16, 2014 11:20 AM

Reforms to farming policy in the USA could have a major positive impact on how the country provides food aid to countries in crisis.

This week governments will have a chance to renew aid cooperation

This week governments will have a chance to renew aid cooperation

Apr 15, 2014 12:30 PM

In Mexico later this week, governments from around the world will have the opportunity to renew a pledge to cooperate on aid policy. Will they take it?

Is India a developed country?

Is India a developed country?

Apr 11, 2014 04:50 PM

As India undertakes the largest exercise in democracy that the world has ever seen, Stanley Ellerby-English asks whether discussions of development in the country ultimately miss the point.

Chance to prevent natural disaster at Kariba dam

Chance to prevent natural disaster at Kariba dam

Apr 09, 2014 06:09 PM

Though disasters are usually unavoidable and difficult to predict, an overfilled dam on the Zambezi river is an exception to this rule.

Syrian children dream of a safe home

Syrian children dream of a safe home

Apr 09, 2014 10:35 AM

Of the 6.5 million people who are internally displaced in Syria, 46% of them are children. After three years of conflict, all these children want is somewhere they can grow up without fear, danger or violence. For displaced Syrian children, a safe home has become their biggest dream.

What a difference a hospital makes

What a difference a hospital makes

Apr 08, 2014 12:45 PM

According to a recent report, half of Lesotho's healthcare budget is being spent on just one hospital. The ramifications could be both national and international.

Remembering Rwanda's genocide

Remembering Rwanda's genocide

Apr 07, 2014 06:10 PM

Anne-Marie was a patient, happy girl who spent her childhood at the SOS Children’s Village in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. Like every girl, she had hopes and dreams; plans for the future. She died on 7th May, 1994. At just 20 years old, Anne-Marie was a victim of the Rwandan genocide. Two decades on, the whole nation remembers those whose lives were taken.

Crisis looms as the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon soars

Crisis looms as the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon soars

Apr 04, 2014 05:20 PM

As the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon reaches one million, more needs to be done by the international community to support the country.

Could cooperation tackle food crisis in Africa?

Could cooperation tackle food crisis in Africa?

Apr 04, 2014 04:31 PM

As many countries in sub-Saharan Africa look set to face another food shortage in the coming months, something must be done to mitigate this in the future. Stanley Ellerby-English looks at how cooperation will be key to overcoming food insecurity in the long term.

Vincent Kompany joins SOS Children as International Ambassador

Vincent Kompany joins SOS Children as International Ambassador

Apr 03, 2014 10:50 AM

“I accept with all my heart,” tweeted Vincent Kompany this morning, in response to a letter inviting him to step into the role of International Ambassador for SOS Children. Vincent is captain of Manchester City, of the Belgian national football team – and one of SOS Children’s most passionate supporters.

Protecting children as Ebola strikes Western Africa

Protecting children as Ebola strikes Western Africa

Apr 02, 2014 12:40 PM

Western Africa's outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is now thought to be affecting three countries, with confirmed and suspected cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. No suspected cases have been seen at any SOS clinics so far, and we are taking every possible precaution to ensure our Children's Villages and other facilities remain infection free.

Could Syria's polio outbreak threaten the Middle East?

Could Syria's polio outbreak threaten the Middle East?

Mar 31, 2014 09:55 AM

Fears are growing that a polio outbreak in Syria could have an impact on the wider region if it is not controlled soon.

Happy SOS Mother's Day!

Happy SOS Mother's Day!

Mar 30, 2014 06:00 AM

Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK, when we celebrate mothers and grandmothers. At SOS Children, we'd like to dedicate this day of gratitude to SOS Mothers. With their commitment and compassion, children growing up in SOS Children's Villages are nurtured into happy and healthy young people.

Hopes for better sex education in Pakistan

Hopes for better sex education in Pakistan

Mar 28, 2014 04:00 PM

Could the advent of sex education for the girls of a village in southern Pakistan be a sign of changing attitudes in the country as a whole?

Relief as more SOS families reach South Sudan capital

Relief as more SOS families reach South Sudan capital

Mar 28, 2014 10:55 AM

The final group of families from our SOS Children's Village in South Sudan has arrived safely in the capital Juba. They are recovering well from their ordeal in the rebel-held city of Malakal, where our SOS Children's Village is located.

Can good business be good for the poor?

Can good business be good for the poor?

Mar 28, 2014 12:05 AM

Some companies are addressing social ills as part of their business strategy. Others are making social change a priority, and profit a secondary benefit. Whether these approaches are successful or not can depend on who you ask. Stanley Ellerby-English looks at how business can benefit the poor.

Tackling the challenges of unsafe abortions in Burkina Faso

Tackling the challenges of unsafe abortions in Burkina Faso

Mar 26, 2014 04:10 PM

Abortions remain illegal under almost all circumstances in Burkina Faso, but many women still take the risk to end unwanted pregnancies.

Refugees find security in Ethiopia, but how long will it last?

Refugees find security in Ethiopia, but how long will it last?

Mar 26, 2014 11:45 AM

A crisis is developing as conflict in South Sudan forces hundreds of thousands of people to flee to Ethiopia.

Outrage at potential child marriage bill in Iraq

Outrage at potential child marriage bill in Iraq

Mar 25, 2014 10:20 AM

A new bill that could allow girls as young as nine to be married, has provoked condemnation from groups in and outside Iraq.

Stella McCartney's Maleficent collection will support SOS Children

Stella McCartney's Maleficent collection will support SOS Children

Mar 24, 2014 12:05 PM

We are thrilled to announce that proceeds from a new range of children's clothes, designed by Stella McCartney, will support SOS Children. The unique collection is inspired by Disney's 'Maleficent'. 10% of each item purchased in Stella McCartnery stores and online will be donated to SOS Children, and help orphaned and abandoned children to grow up in a loving home.

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