Emerging crisis situations such as earthquakes, floods, famine, and war demand quick assistance for the people concerned. Thanks to our local contacts and decades of experience, SOS Children’s Villages is well equipped to handle such crisis situations.

Due to our local knowledge and experience, SOS Children’s Villages’ staff can provide the most needed supplies very rapidly and at short notice children can be accommodated in SOS Villages or specially adapted premises.

Children are particularly vulnerable during emergency situations

SOS Children's Villages doctor examining a baby in vicinity of Aleppo where SOS is providing hot daily meals and basic access to healthcare.


SOS Children’s Villages’ emergency relief programmes are mainly aimed at:

  1. Abandoned children and orphans, and children who are unable live with their parents or extended families.
  2. Those at risk of losing the care of their familIes. This may include families affected by an emergency, who cannot support their children without help.

In order to provide effective care, we cooperate with local and central governments, making us the default care provider for unaccompanied children.

Our emergency response teams have helped children at risk during 120 emergency situations around the world.

Watch our video – SOS Emergency programme in Syria 2016.


By donating to SOS MAYDAY
SOS Children's Villages is able to respond to emergencies as soon as they strike

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SOS Children’s Villages is ramping up its emergency response for children and families affected by conflict and displacement in West Africa. Starting in 2017, a new programme in Nigeria’s Borno state is being launched and work in Niger’s Diffa region is being expanded.

SOS emergency relief programme in Niger

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