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

  • 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...
  • Turning 25: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

    07.11.2014 - The UNCRC is now a quarter century old, but has it come of age? Are children’s rights being fulfilled? We look at the differences the UNCRC has made, and the work that's still to be done. Plus, download our youth-friendly poster about child rights! More...
  • ‘I thought computers are for rich people, but I was wrong': ICT4D in Tanzania

    04.11.2014 - At the Hermann Gmeiner School in Arusha, Tanzania, teachers, students and co-workers are learning how to make computing work for them. It's part of SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania’s latest project in ICT4D. More...
  • Sustainable help one year after Typhoon Haiyan

    30.10.2014 - “We’ve already gone past the relief stage,” says Oscar Garol, Village Director of SOS Children’s Village Tacloban. “Right now, we’re focusing on giving help that goes beyond dole-outs, to giving help that can really make an impact for the people of Tacloban.” More...
  • Syria: War has denied children their right to education

    21.10.2014 - Three years of brutal conflict in Syria have reversed more than a decade of progress in children’s education. Today over two million of Syria's 4.8 million school-aged children are not in school and are missing out on their right to an education. More...
  • 2014 Hermann Gmeiner Award winners honoured in Innsbruck

    20.10.2014 - She’s helping children from some of India’s poorest families and communities stay in school. He’s pioneering the creation of barrier-free architecture and awareness in Nepal. On Friday, they were honoured by the SOS Children's Villages Senate. sos-int.more
  • CAR: SOS child killed by stray bullet in Bengui

    15.10.2014 - With deep sadness we report the shooting death of an SOS child in the war-torn Central African Republic. The 11-year-old boy was caught in the crossfire of rival militias in Bangui. More...
  • 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

    10.10.2014 - Our heartfelt congratulations go to this year’s winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. SOS Children’s Villages offers them our deepest thanks for their tireless efforts on behalf of the world’s children. More...
  • SOS Medical Centre Monrovia: A clinic that won’t give up

    06.10.2014 - Ever since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia, getting admission into any health care facility has become a major challenge. Most health facilities are reluctant to accept patients due to their fear of the deadly Ebola virus. More...
  • Liberia SOS Medical Centre Ebola death

    26.09.2014 - The SOS Children’s Villages community has suffered a second, tragic loss as a result of the Ebola virus. Monrovia medical centre was closed for one week as precaution; closest co-workers remain under observation. More...

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