Children in Guinea - Africa

Of every 1,000 babies born, 61 die in their first born. Treatable diseases such as measles and malaria kill many children. Polio has also returned to Guinea.

The Ebola outbreak in 2014-2015 left thousands of children alone. Fear of infection meant that many were shunned.

40% of children suffer from malnutrition and 26% are underweight. 440,000 children are growing up without their parents, 59,000 because of HIV/AIDS, which remain a major public health concern.

Our Children's Villages in Guinea

We began work in Guinea in 1989, when our first Village opened in the capital, Conakry. Today, we work in three locations across the city.


In 1985, we were given a plot of land in the village of Sinfonia. The SOS Children's Village Conakry opened in 1989 with eleven family houses.


We built our second SOS Children's Village in Guinea in N’Zérékoré in the south-eastern corner of the country in 2001.


A third Village, together with a nursery and a primary school, opened in Kankan, the country's second biggest city. It has twelve family houses which are home to 120 children.

Local Contact

Association du Villages d’Enfants SOS de Guinée

B.P. 3527

Tel: +224 6644022730


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