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10 Jun 2016 description

The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.

The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.

19 Jun 2014 description
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New report calls for concerted action to improve care standards for children in Africa

A newly published research report highlights how eight African countries have failed to implement UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children; lack of leadership, resources and information cited.

18 June 2014 - LILONGWE, MALAWI – Five years after the UN adopted the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, key aspects of the global standards have yet to be implemented, according to a report authored by policy experts and released today.

16 Mar 2011 description

16/03/2011 - Following an ultimatum posed by the African Union to president Gbagbo, the situation in Côte d'Ivoire has become so threatening that SOS Children's Villages Côte d'Ivoire has decided to evacuate the children in its care to the safety of Togo.

A total of 250 children and 70 youths from the SOS Children's Village Aboisso and the SOS Children's Village Abobo will be evacuated to SOS Children's Villages Togo by the end of this week. They will be travelling to Togo on two rented buses and be accomodated in SOS facilities there.

11 May 2005 description

After the violent riots which followed the presidential elections, the situation in the Togolese capital of Lomé has been normalised for the time being. Also the SOS children, SOS mothers and other SOS Children's Village employees can go on with their day to day activities, despite a few precautionary measures.

All publicly and privately-run schools and kindergartens which have been closed since 26 March opened on 9 May, and the children from the SOS Children's Village in Lomé can also start attending class again.

27 Apr 2005 description

Last Sunday's presidential elections have created an atmosphere of tension in the country's capital Lomé. The local SOS Children's Village is taking precautionary measures should the situation get worse.

Already since the passing of long-term president Gnassingbe Eyadema in February this year, Togo's capital has seen repeated mass demonstrations and violent clashes.