These are the latest stories from places in Africa where SOS Children's Villages is working to help children and families in need.

  • With the help of SOS Children’s Villages hospital in Mogadishu, a young mother gives birth to twins

    07.07.2017 - Hawa’s twin daughters are not yet a year old, yet there is already reason to celebrate. Born prematurely and weighing barely a kilogram each at birth, their survival was uncertain. More 
  • "I have been equipped with the necessary skills I need"

    29.06.2017 - In an interview, Masresha Esayas speaks about how her childhood at the SOS Children’s Village in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, has laid the foundation for her future and about the importance of education and encouragement. More 
  • International Day of the African Child

    16.06.2017 - Children in Africa are particularly vulnerable to falling behind in the global development agenda laid out by the Sustainable Development Goals. If global inequality is not urgently addressed and the rights of children in Africa are not upheld and guaranteed, the lives and the future of these children are at risk. More 
  • Photo essay: Families struggle for survival in drought-stricken northern Kenya

    07.06.2017 - SOS Children’s Villages has mobilised emergency relief programmes to address the needs of children and families in four East African countries who are struggling with drought and food insecurity. More 
  • Young family in Tanzania gets a new start on life

    24.05.2017 - When families are suddenly confronted with multiple challenges, they may see their long-term well-being and their children’s development, education or health at risk. In Tanzania, SOS Children’s Villages works with parents like Judith, whose husband died and whose son requires special medical treatment, to strengthen families. More 
  • Creating a home for children in South Sudan

    04.05.2017 - SOS parents play a central role in creating emotionally stable and resilient relationships and a secure and nurturing home for children who have lost parental care. In this video, Mary Gwang, an SOS mother in South Sudan, shares how she cares for her SOS family in Juba every day. More 
  • YouthCan! - Launching the new global partnership for youth employability

    01.03.2017 - On 1 March, SOS Children’s Villages launched the new global partnership YouthCan! in Johannesburg, South Africa. YouthCan! helps to empower young people to successfully manage the transition into independent life and the job market. More 
  • SOS Children's Villages' vocational training centre in Lilongwe, Malawi

    Malawi: Training brings change

    21.02.2017 - In Malawi, SOS Children's Villages is working with a partner organisation to empower sexually exploited girls and young women through vocational training, giving them the opportunity to have an alternative and independent way to earn a living. More 
  • Built to last: SOS Children’s Villages keeps children safe against natural disaster

    31.01.2017 - Recent emergencies in Philippines, Nepal and Haiti show the value of sound construction. More 
  • Empowering vulnerable families in Cape Verde

    17.01.2017 - When parents find themselves trapped in difficult living conditions, their families may be at risk of breakdown and separation. With assistance from SOS Children’s Villages, Margarida, a single mother from Cape Verde, has defied unemployment and poverty and is building a better future for her children. More