How SOS is helping people affected by coronavirus

SOS Children's Villages teams are on the ground, providing everyday items like food and soap, and ongoing support to the families most in need. But this has come at an unexpected extra cost, which is why we need your help. 

In Somalia, before the coronavirus hit, it cost just $2 for a pack of protective face masks. Now that same pack costs $50. Doctors, nurses and other frontline staff in SOS hospitals and clinics cannot afford to protect themselves from the virus when they treat those affected.

We will be here to support those affected both now and in the long-term. We have been working in complex emergency settings for decades, so we will use our experience to rebuild lives and livelihoods.

Children and families need your help now. Please donate now and we will spend the money helping people in the poorest countries in the world cope. As a thank you, we will send you a free gift – see below for details.


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We work in 136 countries and territories around the world and have helped to improve more than 13 million lives since our founding in 1949



About SOS Children's Villages

In recent years, we have provided millions of children and families in 25 countries with help in an emergency. Our emergency response teams are expert in protecting children and their families in times of war and chaos, ensuring everything from basic, emergency needs through to longer-term psychological needs are met. We also work to strengthen and reunite families, ensure education and training can continue, and keep families supported long-term to pick their lives back up and start again.


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Tell loved ones you’re with them - even when you’re not


We work with children and families who have been torn apart from each other, so we know how much pain that can bring to everyone affected.

That’s why we’ve designed these greetings cards, to help you show your loved ones that you’re still there for them.

Missing a friend’s or family member’s birthday or anniversary? Or perhaps you are just really missing your best friend, or your mum or dad, or anyone else you can’t see as much?


We have these beautifully designed, totally customisable e-cards which you can send out by email or share on social media to show you care. Either choose one of the standard ones or send us your request for a bespoke message to someone who you’re thinking of, even if you can’t physically be with them.


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