Each state in the region has its own unique economic, political and social context which have varying impacts on children and young people. Our work reflects this diversity. Issues of particular concern include the frequency and severity of natural disasters, youth unemployment, poverty and access to education and medical services.
SOS Children's Villages operates in 22 North, Central and South American countries providing a secure family upbringing to almost 10,000 unsupported children, and education, healthcare, family strengthening, vocational training, and emergency relief to thousands of children and families.
Our family support programes reach more than 100,000 people across the region, helping to prevent family breakdown and child abandonment and our schools, nurseries and vocational training centres provide 9,400 students with a quality education.