News & stories

  • Courage Under Fire In South Sudan

    10.04.2014 - When armed rebels attacked the SOS Children´s Village in Malakal, South Sudan, in December 2013, youth leader Isaac James led over 30 children on an epic journey to safety hundreds of kilometres away. More
  • Children Living In War: Three Snapshots from Syria

    10.04.2014 - A newborn baby rescued from the street; refugee kids making the best of life in rough shelters; a girl with nothing but the clothes on her back trying to stay warm through the cold winter – these are just three stories recorded by SOS Children´s Villages staff in Syria. More
  • Photo: © Rasha Muhrez

    Homeless children in Syria: Two little girls´story

    10.04.2014 - Little Alaa and Aya, living alone on the streets of Damascus, knew their own names, but had no identity papers and no idea what happened to their parents. A good samaritan noticed and took action. More
  • Boatloads of Help: Fishing Boats Help Philippine Families Revive Lost Livelihoods

    09.04.2014 - Families in communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan are finally getting back on their feet with the gift of new fishing boats provided by SOS Children´s Villages and partners More
  • Securing Children´s Rights: A Guide

    Securing the rights of children in care: Guide launched by the Council of Europe and SOS Children’s Villages

    04.04.2014 - SOS Children’s Villages and the Council of Europe have teamed up again to advocate for the rights of children in alternative care with the launch of a new guide for care professionals. More
  • Vincent Kompany in Congo

    Vincent Kompany becomes International Ambassador

    04.04.2014 - Vincent Kompany, captain of Manchester City and Belgian national football teams, has become an International Ambassador for SOS Children's Villages, the world's largest organisation dedicated to providing a loving home for every child in need. More
  • Stella McCartney teams up with SOS Children’s Villages

    24.03.2014 - Stella McCartney has partnered with SOS Children’s Villages to give 10% of the proceeds from the sale of each item from her new ‘Maleficent’ children’s collection to the organisation. More
  • EU social affairs update

    20.03.2014 - On 10 March, the social affairs ministers of EU member states met to discuss the EU’s social priorities for 2014. SOS Children’s Villages welcomes the ministers’ prioritisation of investment in children and young people, as EU member states seek to achieve inclusive growth More
  • Finding safety and a new home in the Central African Republic: One child’s story

    20.03.2014 - Four year old Marc was found at a camp for internally displaced persons at Bangui airport, in the Central African Republic capital. He had lost his parents and had been taken in by another family which mistreated him. He has now been taken in by the SOS Children’s Village Bangui, which is hoping to locate his parents. More
  • SOS children and mothers on way to new home

    SOS Families Evacuated From Malakal

    17.03.2014 - More than a hundred SOS children, SOS mothers and staff members were evacuated on 13 March from Malakal, South Sudan, where a military conflict has escalated in recent weeks. More

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