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Here you'll find topical blog entries from SOS Children's Villages staff and supporters around the world as they share their opinions, insights and experiences.

We like to get you thinking with original comment and reflection from a variety of voices. Each blog expresses the views of its writer, and does not represent the position of SOS Children's Villages.

The trip of a lifetime: stories from a Village visit

The trip of a lifetime: stories from a Village visit

In June, Helen Carr and five of her colleagues from J.Marr (Seafoods) Limited travelled to Ghana to see how their fundraising efforts have been making an impact at the SOS Children’s Village in Tema. Below, she tells us about their trip.

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Supporting vulnerable children through cycling

Supporting vulnerable children through cycling

On 1 June, 2016, Peter Ganczakowski set off on a 26-year-old bicycle from Land’s End in Cornwall, to cycle the length of Great Britain in support of SOS Children’s Villages UK. Peter journeyed to John O’Groats, Scotland, and fundraised £1,040 – approximately £1 for every mile cycled. Below, he shares his experience cycling to support vulnerable children.

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The supply and demand for child labour

The supply and demand for child labour

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child specifically recognises the rights of a child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing work that is dangerous or that disrupts the child’s education, or that is otherwise harmful to the child’s development and well-being. In this guest blog, Isabelle looks at why, given these rights, there are currently 168 million children worldwide engaged in child labour.

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What's life inside Syria really like?

What's life inside Syria really like?

Until recently, Abeer Pamuk worked for SOS Children’s Villages in Syria, now she works as the emergency communications advisor for our Middle East and North Africa Regional Office in Casablanca. We sat down with her to talk about her experience of living and working in Syria.

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What's it like working at a refugee camp?

What's it like working at a refugee camp?

As refugees continue to arrive on Europe’s shores we are stepping up our efforts to provide safe places, care, and support to vulnerable children and their families. We interviewed Sanja Ugrinovska who works at the SOS Child-Friendly Space at the Tabanovce refugee transit centre in Macedonia to find out what working at a refugee camp is really like.

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A year after the earthquake: An emotional return to Nepal

A year after the earthquake: An emotional return to Nepal

In April 2015, Elitsa Dincheva who works for SOS Children’s Villages in Germany, was on the climbing trip of a lifetime in Nepal when the earthquakes struck. One year on, she returned to the country to see the impact of SOS Children’s Villages relief work.

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Chernobyl nuclear disaster: 30 years on

Chernobyl nuclear disaster: 30 years on

On April 26th 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's reactor number four blew up after errors in a safety test. What followed was an environmental disaster of huge proportions. In this guest blog, Jennifer looks back at the devastating human impact of the world's worst nuclear disaster to date.

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Can we really eradicate malaria?

Can we really eradicate malaria?

Despite much progress when it comes to the treatment and prevention of malaria, hundreds of thousands of children across the developing world die from the disease every year. This World Malaria Day, guest blogger Isabelle asks whether the World Health Organisation's goal of ending malaria for good is really feasible.

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