Emergency Relief

During times of disaster and conflict, children are the most vulnerable and in need of special protection and care. Through our emergency response programs, we reunite unaccompanied children with their families, deliver basic necessities to affected families, and create child friendly spaces that offer protection and care to traumatized children.
  • Haiti: Hurricane Matthew

    Hurricane Matthew

    More than 350,000 people are in need of immediate assistance following the strongest hurricane to hit Haiti in the past 52 years. Haiti is struggling to provide relief to people affected by the hurricane, many of whom have lost their homes and are seeking refuge in shelters.

    Learn how SOS is responding
  • Syrian Conflict

    Syrian Conflict

    With the Syria crisis now in its fifth year and no end in in sight, the international community must do more to ensure that the children of Syria have access to the healthcare, education, and protection they desperately need to overcome this humanitarian crisis.

    Learn how SOS is responding
  • South Sudan

    South Sudan

    Rising violence in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, threatens the safety and well-being of children and their families. SOS children and staff are currently safe—sheltered outside of the SOS Children’s Village in Juba—but the situation remains terrifying. 

    Learn how SOS is responding
  • Refugee/Migrant Crisis in Europe

    Refugee Migrant Crisis

    Refugee and migrant children, many of them unaccompanied, are in desperate need of humanitarian aid, as over 650,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean after fleeing conflict and extreme poverty in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and other countries.

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  • Ecuador Earthquake

    Ecuador Earthquake

    A powerful earthquake shook Ecuador on Saturday, April 16, killing more than 500 people and leaving up to 100,000 people in urgent need of humanitarian aid.

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  • Nepal Earthquake

    Nepal Earthquake

    A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, leaving nearly 9,000 people dead and another 17,000 injured. SOS Children's Villages established several relief centers in and around our current villages where we provided aid, water and food to children and families in need.

    Learn how SOS responded
  • Greece Debt Crisis

    Greece Debt Crisis

    Greece is facing a major economic crisis triggered by the global financial crisis and made worse by reforms that have increased taxes and cut social services. With an unemployment rate around 25%, the crisis has left jobless parents unable to provide basic necessities to their children.

    Learn how SOS responded
  • Ebola Crisis

    Ebola Crisis

    Across the three Ebola-affected countries, SOS Children's Villages helped to raise more than 800 children among eight different villages.

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