General information on Romania

SOS Children's Villages started working in Romania after the fall of Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989. The appalling conditions of Romanian orphanages were reported worldwide: the children were malnourished, badly cared for and living in terrible conditions. Two SOS Children's Villages were built and the children were able to move into their new homes with their SOS families in 1993. SOS Children's Villages has continued to work in the country, supporting children, young people and families in three locations in the country. At present there are three SOS Children's Villages in Romania, three SOS Youth Facilities, two SOS Kindergartens and five SOS Social Centres.

Romania is located at the corssroads of central and south-eastern Europe