8 May 2014

SOS Children's Villages - USA Responds to Abduction of Girls in Nigeria

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2014
Media Contact: Stephanie Rendon, 202.470.5182 


SOS Children's Villages - USA 
Responds to the Recent Abduction of Girls in Nigeria
Washington, DC – In response to the abduction of girls in Nigeria, SOS Children’s Villages - USA has issued the following statement:
“SOS Children’s Villages is outraged by the recent abduction of girls by militants in Nigeria, and strongly condemns the act as a violation of human rights. It’s heartbreaking to know these young girls were singled out due to their commitment to obtaining an education.  Education is a fundamental right, and the international community must do everything in its power to protect it,” said Lynn Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages – USA.
“Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, stable environment where they may fulfill their potential. We urge the abductors to return the girls safely to their communities.”​

To speak to a SOS Children’s Villages representative, please contact Stephanie Rendon at 202.470.5182 or srendon@sos-usa.org.


SOS Children’s Villages creates stable, loving families worldwide for orphaned and abandoned children. We are raising 80,000 children in over 500 villages across 133 countries, including the US. At present, there are four SOS Children's Villages in Nigeria, two SOS Youth Facilities, four SOS Kindergartens, four SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools, one SOS Vocational Training Centre and ten SOS Social Centres.


To learn more about our work and our locations in Nigeria click here