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World Day of SOS phone for help and support of children
Written by Katerina Chukalevska
Monday, May 17, 2010 11:42

First Children's Embassy in the World, as part of an international network "CHI - Child Helpline International" - which unites SOS services to help children from countries around the world, already fourth consecutive year marks the 17 May - World Day-SOS phone for assistance and support for children in the world.

The record\evidence is discouraging, during the last year, 377 reports were registered in different forms of family violence, school or among peers, something more than one call per day.


This trend slowly began to change over the years. The number of calls decreased and in expense of that the number of reports by the adults concerned about the children who reported serious violations of children's rights was increasing.


Reports of sexual abuse began to grow, domestic violence and reports of violence in schools. Unfortunately, the results of the last years of the work of the SOS-service show that in fact children are unprotected and often exposed to violence and abuse by adults, says Angelina Calakovka coordinator of the SOS phone in Children’s Embassy Megjashi.


The SOS helpline for children and youth 0800 1 2222 of the First Children's Embassy in the World Megjashi works for 17 years and until today it has registered 17,784 reports of problems.


First Children's Embassy Megjashi introduced also SOS phone, says Angelina Chalakoska coordinator of SOS telephones.

SOS services this year were provided by 15 volunteers and enthusiasts from various professions. Throughout celebration of this day SOS lines to help children around the world put special emphasis on the services they provide for children who need care and protection.