SOS Children’s Villages in Syria: Decades of Impact
SOS Children’s Villages has actively helped children in Syria for more than 40 years and expanded our impact over time. In Syria, SOS Children’s Villages provides tailored, individualized support to struggling families to help keep them together, including food, access to healthcare and the opportunity to send their children to school.
Over the decades, SOS Children’s Villages has repeatedly adapted our support to the changing needs of the country. During Syria’s civil war, we provided emergency humanitarian aid to vulnerable children and families—and some of these efforts have grown into ongoing programs.
In 2016, we opened a new children's village for 150 children near Damascus. And in 2017, SOS Children's Villages reopened the Al Thawra Banin School in Aleppo to serve 1,800 students.