You can help children and families in crisis
As war wages on in Ukraine, our top priority is to protect the 2,099 children and adults in Ukraine who rely on us for direct assistance.
We’ve successfully evacuated multiple groups of children, foster parents and staff members to safety at SOS Children’s Villages in Poland, and we continue to protect children and families who remain in Ukraine—but we don’t know what the coming days will bring.
We urgently need your help to rush them food, water, medical supplies, educational resources and vital psychotherapy support.
HELP CHILDREN IN UKRAINE
Children are the most vulnerable in times of crisis. Natural disasters, conflict and other emergencies put children at an increased risk of losing care—exactly when they need it most.
When humanitarian crises occur, SOS Children’s Villages is there to quickly move children out of harm’s way and into safe environments. With a trusted and enduring presence in 137 countries around the world, our locally-led teams are uniquely positioned to protect children before, during and after emergencies.
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LOCAL PRESENCE SUPPORTS PRECISE RESPONSE
With a trusted and enduring presence in local communities, our locally led teams are uniquely positioned to provide children with protection and care before, during and after emergencies.
When humanitarian crises occur, SOS is there to quickly move children out of harm’s way and into safe environments, where we provide the food, clothing, medical care and psychological support the children need. We also reunite children with their families, deliver life-saving aid to affected families, and offer special protection and care to traumatized children.
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Venezuela has been in economic and political turmoil since 2014, when oil prices began to decline, leading to a devastating recession. The government invested less in social programs, which worsened the situation for the country’s people.
The number of people living in poverty has increased, and the country overall is experiencing severe stagnation and inflation. Food and medicine are in short supply, and child malnutrition is on the rise. Faced with this dire situation and limited economic opportunities, many Venezuelans are fleeing the country.
More than half of the world’s 68 million refugees are children.
Around the world, people are fleeing their homes because of conflict, disaster or unrest. For instance, Uganda hosts more than a million refugees from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other neighboring countries. Other conflicts and catastrophes have sparked mass displacement in North Africa, Ukraine, the Caucasus, South Asia and Latin America.
The Syrian civil war, which began in 2011, has created a widespread and dire humanitarian crisis for 13.1 million people inside the country, including 5.3 million children. The ongoing violence and destruction have led to an acute shortage of food, drinkable water and medical supplies. Children are growing up without access to education, safe places to play and health care, including mental health care.
Millions of Syrian children and their families have had to leave their homes. More than 6.6 million Syrians are internally displaced, and more than 5.6 million have fled the country, seeking refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe.
SOS Children’s Villages has provided support to vulnerable children and communities in Bangladesh since 1973. Since 2018, our work in Bangladesh has included responding to the urgent needs of Rohingya children and families at the Kutupalong and Balukhali refugee camps.
In March 2018, there were an estimated 800,000 Rohingya refugees living in camps, with more on the way. They fled due to the unimaginable violence that was perpetuated against them in Myanmar. In the camps, they face new challenges, as humanitarian agencies struggle to provide sufficient shelter, food, medical assistance and clean water.
Please rush immediate relief to children in crisis. Your donation will provide the support they need to stay safe—and begin to rebuild their lives.