In times of crisis, children are the most vulnerable. The danger is only increased for those:
- without parental care
- who were already separated from their families
- at risk of separation from the people who care for them.
Not only do they face the immediate dangers of war, displacement, and lack of access to life’s necessities, they also face long-term challenges to their safety, education, and psychological wellbeing.
At SOS Children’s Villages, we provide immediate, long-lasting support to these children, ensuring they have safe spaces to live, access to education, and the psychological support necessary to heal from trauma.
Our teams on the ground are dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where children can regain a sense of normalcy and hope.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child deserves a life free from violence, abuse, and neglect – a life where their basic needs are met and their rights protected, even in the midst of conflict.
Our Emergencies Fund equips us to act swiftly and effectively to support children and families during emergency situations.
We have a unique advantage in providing immediate support, as we’re already active in the countries when disasters strike. This allows us to quickly understand the context and deliver aid effectively.
From natural disasters to armed conflicts, we stand ready to provide vital assistance to vulnerable children and families.
To support our work in Ukraine, select ‘Ukraine’ from the drop-down list below. Your donation will go directly to our Ukraine Emergency fund. In the very unlikely event that we raise more money than we can spend on our crisis work in Ukraine we will reallocate the money to our general emergencies fund to help us react quickly to future emergencies.
If you select “where it is most needed” you will be supporting our Emergencies Fund that allows us to respond to situations like the war in Gaza and Israel, the earthquake in Morocco and the drought in the Horn of Africa, or anywhere that children and families need urgent help.
In today’s interconnected world, crises seem to unfold on a daily basis. However, the truth is that many of these are not isolated incidents, but rather deeply intertwined with global events.
For instance, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine has triggered widespread shortages of food and energy resources worldwide. Similarly, the Horn of Africa is currently reeling from the worst drought in four decades, compounded by soaring food and fuel prices due to the same conflict. Shockingly, 5.7 million children in the region are now acutely malnourished.
In the face of these immense challenges, our commitment to children and the future is unwavering. We will stand by these vulnerable young lives today, and in all the years to come.
Across 135+ countries, teams of experts from SOS Children’s Villages are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with families in their darkest hour. When disaster strikes, we act with speed and precision to provide life-saving assistance to those who need it most – whether it’s food, shelter, or medicine.
However, our mission goes beyond simply addressing immediate needs. We know that true resilience is built over time, through sustained effort and support. That’s why we offer long-term support, through interventions such as our Family Strengthening Programme, supporting families to get back on their feet and prepare them for the next emergency.
For us, the work doesn’t stop when the headlines fade away. We understand that the effects of an emergency can last for years, especially for children who are most vulnerable to the trauma of disaster. That’s why we remain committed to providing ongoing support and care, to ensure that every child has a chance to grow up healthy, happy, and secure.