Guatemala is the country with the highest rate of chronic malnutrition in Latin America, and among the six countries with the highest rates world-wide. Almost half (46.5%) of all Guatemalan children under the age of five are affected.
Additionally, high levels of inequality and poverty put many families in Guatemala in a situation of acute vulnerability. Two-thirds of the country’s population of around 16.5 million lives on less than 2 USD/day. The indigenous population is disproportionately affected by a lack of resources as are women and girls, children and young people.
Nearly 40 children whose families lost their homes in the earthquake and tsunami in Palu are being cared for by SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia.
A team of experts has established a Child Care Space (CCS) in the area of Tumbelaka where children are now receiving psychological and social support.
“It is feared that there are close to 70,000 internally displaced people, therefore there is an urgent need for having more Child Care Spaces,” says Gregor Hadi Nitihardjo, National Director of SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia.
As the death toll continues to rise and the search for the missing continues, SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia has sent a team of specialists to Palu, a city devastated by the earthquake and tsunami on 28 September.
Children face the risk of abuse, abandonment and exploitation as more Venezuelans leave for neighbouring countries
SOS Children’s Villages has started emergency programmes in two countries directly affected by the situation in Venezuela, but more help is needed to address the needs of children, says Fabiola Flores, International Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Region of SOS Children’s Villages.
Weeks after the collapse of a dam in south-east Laos, SOS Children’s Villages is helping children whose families were displaced by the disaster and heavy monsoon rains.
As one of the first organisations to respond following the 23 July collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam, SOS Laos is providing food as well as recreational and educational activities at two child-care spaces in southern Attapeu Province.
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The mission of the SOS Children´s Villages International Representative (CVI Representative) is to be the link between the General Secretariat (GSC) and the Member Associations (MAs) in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, ensuring positive interaction and supporting these MAs in all areas, especially in organisational development and good governance. This person will also act as Head of Office and oversee a small team in the branch office based in Casablanca
REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND BRAND ADVISOR / IOR ESAF
(Job Ref: SOS/18/9)**
Regional Communications and Brand Advisor
Position title: Regional Communications and Brand Advisor
Working location: Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Supervisor: Regional Director of Fund Development and Communications
Region: East and Southern Africa (IOR ESAF)
The humanitarian impact of the Syria crisis continues to reverberate across the country and the wider region. Most immediately, the crisis has left millions of people facing a daily struggle to survive amidst pervasive threats to their lives, security, well-being, and dignity. Overall vulnerabilities continue to deepen, disproportionately affecting children and leading to strong violations of their rights.