News

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

  • Response to massive earthquake in Nepal

    25.04.2015 - A powerful earthquake struck west of the Nepali capital Kathmandu on Saturday, 25 April, causing extensive damage at the epicentre. SOS Children’s Villages is assessing the situation and plans to provide support to affected children as part of the global humanitarian response. More 
  • SOS Children's Villages: Europe must work to protect child migrants

    23.04.2015 - After the latest loss at sea of hundreds of desperate adults and children attempting to migrate to Europe, SOS Children's Villages International asks European governments to act together to prevent further such tragedies and protect child migrants. More 
  • Advocacy success: Child protection and care system reforms passed in Lithuania

    03.04.2015 - Through the Care for ME! campaign, SOS Children's Villages Lithuania has successfully advocated for child protection and care system reforms to better protect and promote the rights of Lithuanian children who have lost, or risk losing, parental care. More 
  • Bringing the voices of children to the United Nations

    26.03.2015 - 14-year-old Rodrigo, who currently lives with an SOS family in Chile, spoke in front of global leaders at an event in the United Nations More 
  • Syria’s ‘lost generation’ of children now suffering year 5 of war

    20.03.2015 - As the brutal conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, over 12.2 million people there need life-saving humanitarian assistance. Almost half of them are children who now face a fifth year of being denied their rights to safety, education, health care and protection. More 
  • Ebola in West Africa: One Year after the Outbreak

    19.02.2015 - In December 2013 a two-year-old boy from Guinea died of strange symptoms. His case was later identified by researchers as the first case of Ebola in West Africa since 2012. It was the beginning of the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak. Here’s how it unfolded, and where we are today. More 
  • New report proposes steps for protecting children in alternative care

    18.02.2015 - New research from the University of Bedfordshire and SOS Children's Villages provides practitioners and policy-makers with recommendations for how to protect children in alternative care from violence. More 
  • Hope for a better life in Kosovo

    11.02.2015 - Sali Gashi is one of the thousands of Kosovar Albanians who sees illegal immigration as the only way out of a life of deep poverty and unemployment. SOS Children's Villages is working to show him and others another way. More 
  • SOS Malawi: Children, parents cut-off by floods

    10.02.2015 - Thousands of children in flood-stricken Malawi are separated from their parents, as homes have collapsed. SOS Children´s Villages teams respond to president´s call for help. More...
  • After Ebola: Orphaned children find home at SOS Children's Villages Sierra Leone

    04.02.2015 - For the first time since June 2014 new cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone have fallen below 100 per week. As the outbreak slows, focus shifts to how to care for the thousands of children left orphaned by Ebola. More...

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