SOS Emergency Responses
When an emergency happens in an area where we have programming, SOS Children’s Villages is there to help people suffering in areas affected by war, crisis or disaster.
SOS Children's Villages makes use of its existing infrastructure and presence in many countries and regions in its efforts to provide assistance the people affected with urgently needed help in the most efficient way possible. We cooperate with local governmental authorities and United Nations agencies in order to respond in the most effective, coordinated way possible when disaster strikes.
SOS Children’s Villages Emergency programs are designed to meet the urgent needs of children and their families. If the need persists beyond the initial crisis, SOS’s commitment to those who we help is reflected by the creation of long-term relief and support in those areas.
Conflict in Ukraine
On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation launched a military operation in Ukraine. The situation is evolving rapidly and is likely to have devastating impacts on children as they are forced to flee their homes, schools, and communities in search of safety.
SOS Mayday Emergency Fund
The SOS Children's Villages mission during an emergency is to ensure that children are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and are generally kept safe.
Our emergency response teams have so far helped children at risk in more than 120 emergency situations around the world.
Haiti Earthquake - 2021
Haiti is in a state of emergency following a major 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Children and families are in urgent need of aid, many of whom were already experiencing extreme poverty, hunger, and violence before the earthquake.