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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.

15 Oct 2015 description

The first World Humanitarian Summit, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2016, will bring together governments, humanitarian organisations, and people affected by humanitarian crises to propose solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. In the months leading up to the Summit, ensuring that children’s voices are heard in these discussions is a key priority for Plan International.

03 Jan 2012 description

03/01/2012 - On 12 January 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti claiming the lives of more than 230,000 people and affecting three million others. Significant progress has been made in reconstructing Haiti. Nevertheless, the country remains closer to a state of emergency and not close enough to a path of stability and a future that offers opportunities. In 2011, SOS Children's Villages helped to address the problem and began constructing new schools and expanded long-term social programmes for children and families.

31 Dec 2011 description

Deprived of love and laughter, children globally are afflicted by war, violence, disease, exploitation, neglect and other devastating circumstances. Progress has been made in strengthening their families of origin and preventing child abandonment, but much remains to be done.

05 Jan 2011 description

After a year of providing emergency aid for the victims of the devastating earthquake, SOS Children's Villages in Haiti wants to take an active part in a proper reconstruction process. A massive challenge, for the situation is problematic, and many things are not going as quickly as anticipated.

27 Jan 2010 description

The emergency relief effort by SOS Children's Villages is reaching more and more children. Several SOS community centres have been reactivated and new ones are being opened to provide care and basic supplies for children during the day. 28 unaccompanied children are currently receiving care directly at the SOS Children's Village in Santo, and more are coming every day.

Admission of unaccompanied children to the SOS Children's Village in Santo is up and running.

20 Jan 2010 description

20/01/2010 - SOS Children's Villages calls for all emergency relief actors in Haiti to put children first and work in accordance with the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

Children are consistently one of the most vulnerable groups in emergency situations.

17 Jan 2010 description

17/01/2010 - A team of co-workers and volunteers from the Dominican Republic and Costa arrived at the SOS Children's Village in Santo on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince yesterday. Today a first shipment of ten tons of food, water, medicine, tents and fuel will follow.

On the 4th day after the earthquake, a first SOS team of 14 co-workers and volunteers from Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic was able to reach the SOS Children's Village in Santo on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. Up to now it was not possible to get into contact with them.