News

The following news items highlight the facts, evolving issues and developments that impact the people we help across the globe.

  • ICT job prospects for young people in Africa's Horn

    14.01.2015 - A new e-Learning centre recently opened in Djibouti with the help of SOS Children’s Villages and German partners is giving disadvantaged young people the chance to learn in-demand ICT job skills and escape from a life of poverty. More...
  • Ebola survivors take lead in caring for abandoned children

    12.01.2015 - Children left parentless by the Ebola epidemic are now receiving quality care and counseling from Ebola survivors. More...
  • Remembering the Indian Ocean tsunami - 10 years on

    24.12.2014 - On 26 December 2004 the Indian Ocean tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters in human history, snatched away over 230,000 lives in 14 countries. Ten years on, SOS Children's Villages remembers the disaster and pays tribute to the brave children and adults who persevered, helped each other through, and rebuilt their lives after the tragedy. More...
  • Shot by snipers: A Syrian Boy's Story

    23.12.2014 - NBC News and SOS Children's Villages share the story of Wael, a 9-year-old Syrian boy bravely fighting to recover from the sniper attack that disfigured his face. More...
  • Haiti gets its third SOS Children's Village

    21.12.2014 - Five years after the earthquake that devastated the country, SOS Children's Villages' support for Haiti continues with the inauguration of a third Children’s Village to provide families and homes for children who lost parental care. More...
  • Education inequalities in 'the two Haitis'

    20.12.2014 - In a country where nearly half the population is under 18, and poverty is extreme, educational reforms are key to sustainable social development. More...
  • How Haiti's earthquake made strong families

    19.12.2014 - When Haiti suffered a catastrophic earthquake on 12 January 2010, thousands of children were orphaned or separated from parents. SOS mothers in Santo opened their arms to hundreds of children in need of love, care and security. Here are three SOS mothers' stories of growing through disaster. More...
  • In Liberia, slowdown in Ebola infection rate poses new dangers

    04.12.2014 - It is still too early to claim that the infection rate has declined in the West African country worst-hit by the Ebola outbreak, says Mr George Kordahi, national director for SOS Children’s Villages Liberia. Claiming early victories may lead to Liberians becoming relaxed about safety precautions while the disease continues to spread in neighbouring Sierra Leone. More...
  • Help for children displaced by violence in Eastern Ukraine

    26.11.2014 - Violence in Eastern Ukraine has forced thousands to seek safety in other communities and leave home, job, school and friends behind. They struggle to survive, while their arrival in large numbers is straining resources in their new communities. Here is how SOS Children’s Villages is working to help internally displaced children and families in Ukraine. More...
  • International organisations challenge leaders to strengthen child rights

    20.11.2014 - In joint statement, on 25th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, major child-focused NGOs tell how progress has been made in child welfare, but not equally for all children. More...

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