HOW SUPPORTERS LIKE YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
SOS Children’s Villages is working hard to ensure the safety of our children and the continuity of our programs during this crisis. With your help, we are working to minimize the impact of the current environment on families and ensure that orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children and young people who have come to SOS to find a loving home - will continue to have everything they deserve.
As the crisis continues, the need for SOS care and family strengthening work continues to grow. We know you share in our commitment to helping SOS Children’s Villages Venezuela keep serving children and families in Venezuela today and in the future.
CHILDREN ON THE MOVE
Faced with a dire situation and limited economic opportunities, many Venezuelans are fleeing the country. Colombia has become the largest destination country for those fleeing Venezuela, with an estimated influx of a million Venezuelans to date. In addition, nearly 70,000 Venezuelans have entered Brazil over the past year, with nearly 800 coming in every day. SOS Children’s Villages is helping Venezuelan children and families in both of these countries.
In Brazil, The SOS Children’s villages is running an emergency response program, to provide accommodation and support to refugees. It provides residents with two shelters with vocational and local language courses, referrals to the social assistance network, and financial support to families. An estimated 1,600 people will be helped through this intervention. Along with this, it will support refugees by providing at least two SOS homes for Venezuelan families at The Goioêre and Igarassu Villages. This will assist 600 people in 30 households for up to six months.