Facts and figures
SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental, social development organisation that provides care and support for children and disadvantaged families in 135 countries and territories and that advocates the concerns, rights and needs of children.
Over 81,000 children and young people live SOS families and youth programmes; most of them in one of the 572 SOS Children's Villages.
SOS Children's Villages also provides families with material, psychological and social support: Nearly 505,000 people participate in one of the 574 SOS family strengthening programmes.
Approximately 284,000 children, young people and adults attend SOS schools, SOS kindergartens, SOS vocational training centres or SOS social centres.
More than 759,000 single health services were delivered at 71 SOS medical centres in 2017.
In times of crisis and disaster, SOS Children's Villages helps through emergency relief programmes. In 2017, SOS Children's Villages supported children and families affected by humanitarian emergencies in 26 countries and territories.
Learn more: International Annual Report 2017