Twenty-one humanitarian and human rights organizations respond with dismay to the Dutch Parliament’s approval of the EU’s new asylum plans to offshore asylum protection. With a joint appeal, they ask the government for a humane asylum policy, in line with international law.
A new SOS Children’s Villages programme will improve livelihoods and gender relations between host communities and the growing number of refugees
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda will launch a programme to help the surging number of refugees in the country’s southwest, with a focus on vulnerable local and refugee families.
Two months after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake in south-east Mexico, SOS Children’s Villages is considering establishing a Child Friendly Space to provide support for children still affected by the devastation.
None of the more than 40 children at SOS Children’s Village Tehuacán were hurt during the 19 September earthquake and there was no major damage to the village. Families in the surrounding community programmes were also reported unharmed.
SOS Children’s Villages-Columbia University tap scientific knowledge and on-the-ground experience to keep children safe.
SOS Children’s Villages has launched a collaboration between its Global Emergency Response team and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. The focus of the partnership is a joint effort to improve global disaster preparedness and management, focusing in particular on the risk-management tool Resilience360.
A year after a devastating hurricane hit southern Haiti, SOS Children’s Villages Haiti has restored livelihoods both within an SOS village and the surrounding community.
SOS Haiti stands by to help families affected by wind and rain damage in vulnerable northeast communities.
SOS Children’s Villages Haiti is carrying out assessments in communities affected by Hurricane Irma, which spared much of the country and caused only minor damage to an SOS Children’s Village property.
SOS Children’s Villages supports families ‘in places where pharmacies closed, where there are no jobs’
Since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014, SOS Children’s Villages has played a vital role in helping vulnerable children and is one of the few organisations offering comprehensive support for families.
SOS Children’s Villages launches a pilot emergency preparedness partnership to help train and equip SOS families and national associations
Nikolai Snoek is part of the emergency preparedness project (E-Prep) - developed with the support of global partners - that will help SOS national associations strengthen their ability to address urgent needs of children when disasters strike.
SOS Children’s Villages cares for those affected by the Syrian crisis ‘regardless of where they are from’
Luciana D’Abramo is SOS Children’s Villages’ emergency advisor for the Middle East and North Africa region. In an interview, she explains how the emergency relief programme in Lebanon is helping both Syrian refugees and host communities.
Children and young people growing up outside of their family environment remain virtually invisible in official statistics, leaving governments without the necessary information to tackle the challenges these children face and respond to their needs so that they can thrive.
SOS Children’s Villages emergency response in the Dohuk region fills critical gaps in helping families displaced by violence
Luciana D’Abramo is the SOS Children's Villages emergency advisor for the Middle East and North Africa region. She explains how the emergency relief programme is helping internally displaced people in Dohuk, a province in the self-governing Kurdistan region of Iraq.
In Serbia and FYR Macedonia, SOS Children’s Villages technology centres offer various learning opportunities
Helene Boeser of SOS Children’s Villages Netherlands spent nine days evaluating the emergency response in Peru, which is still recovering from March floods and landslides. The disaster left an estimated 1.4 million people in need of assistance, including 400,000 children.
The emergency programme has focused on repairing damages to SOS villages – Esperanza, Chiclayo, and Río Hondo – and helping 860 families and more than 1,000 children in nearby communities. These communities are in the northern coastal city of Chiclayo and six locations in central Chosica and Carapongo.
ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
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.
New report exposes prevalence of violence against children and describes effective projects around world to reduce and prevent it.
SOS Children’s Villages launched an emergency programme in 2014 to help children and families affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It is one of the few organisations working on both sides of the contact line.
Andreas Papp, Director of Emergency Response for SOS Children’s Villages International, was in Syria in early March to visit SOS programmes in Damascus and Aleppo. He talks about what he saw and what can be done to help Syria's youngest generation.
Recent emergencies in Philippines, Nepal and Haiti show the value of sound construction
When a natural disaster hits an SOS Children’s Village, the ability of its infrastructure to resist the forces of nature is crucial to keep the children and staff safe. That no fatalities due to natural disaster have been reported in the history of the organisation is testimony to the construction standards it maintains.
We, the civil society organisations working with Syrian communities, welcome the launch of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2017-2018 in response to the Syrian Crisis (3RP) and the sharing of the key humanitarian priorities for Syria in 2017 in Helsinki on 24 January 2017. We endorse the focus of 3RP on integrating a development approach with humanitarian assistance activities and echo the key features of the plan, such as the emphasis on educational opportunities and the need for boosting the use of national and local capacities for service delivery.