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24 May 2017 description


New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.

28 Sep 2016 description

Emergency programmes to deliver nutritional and other care for vulnerable children and families

SOS Children’s Villages is working to help vulnerable families in Ethiopia and Malawi with nutritional and other emergency assistance in response to one the worst droughts to hit eastern and southern Africa in decades.

In Ethiopia, nearly 10 million people are in need of food assistance, while more than 400,000 severely malnourished children are being treated, according to the latest government and humanitarian aid report.

17 Jun 2015 description

Every day, SOS mothers, aunts, youth leaders and social workers make an impact in the lives of the children and families around them.

The three co-workers whose stories are told here are the winners of the 2015 Helmut Kutin Award, a biannual award named for a former President of SOS Children’s Villages International, which celebrates the achievements of some of our extraordinary caregivers. Finalists are selected by the Hermann Gmeiner Academy Board and then voted for by SOS Children’s Villages employees around the world.

Protecting her children from a typhoon

22 Oct 2012 description

In 2011 over 11 million people in the Horn of Africa were hit by the worst famine in 60 years. In response SOS Children’s Villages set up emergency relief programmes in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

21 Sep 2011 description

Over two thousand Somali families have recently descended on what was a quiet village in the Gode district of Ethiopia. Their arrival in Morudile has increased the local population by half as the influx of refugees continues to grow. SOS Children’s Villages is now addressing many of their needs.

24 Aug 2011 description

SOS Children's Villages' relief work in the drought areas of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya is running at full throttle. Nevertheless, the worst is yet to come for East Africans suffering from the famine. For hundreds of thousands of children, it is a matter of life and death.

Help amidst the fighting

04 Aug 2011 description

04/08/2011 - Charles Bury, SOS Children’s Villages’ strategy and management advisor and institutional partnership co-ordinator for East Africa, talks about the advantages of good long-term relationships, challenges to be dealt with and priorities that SOS Children’s Villages must address in the vast crisis in East Africa.

Although SOS Children’s Villages is - first and foremost - not an emergency relief organisation, it nevertheless has been operating in the affected countries for many years. What are the strengths of SOS Children's Villages in the overall relief effort?

04 Aug 2011 description

Political instability, infrastructural problems and the sheer scale of the crisis in East Africa are inhibiting help for the starving population. The experience and hard-won trust SOS co-workers have gained in the region are helping them to reach the refugees.

19 Jul 2011 description

14/07/2011 - Millions of people living in the Horn of Africa countries are threatened by famine, with hundreds of thousands of children in real danger. SOS Children's Villages is preparing for relief efforts in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.