News

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

  • 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. His death was the beginning of the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, which continues to grip West African countries despite an apparent decline in the number of new cases Here’s how the Ebola outbreak 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...
  • 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...

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