Recent emergency responses

SOS Children's Village co-workers distribute supplies at a refugee centre in Serbia. Photographer: Joris Lugtigheid
  • Syrian conflict

    Syria's civil war has taken a terrible toll on children and families. Millions of people have fled the country since the conflict began in 2011 and millions more are internally displaced. The war has left schools, hospitals and entire cities in ruin. More 
  • Refugee and migrant crisis

    Europe has seen a sharp increase in refugees since 2015, including unaccompanied and separated refugee children. Many have faced perilous sea journeys to reach Europe. Children and adolescents are in need of special care and protection. More 
  • Lake Chad displacement crisis

    Lake Chad displacement crisis

    Millions of people have been displaced by unrest in the Lake Chad basin. Niger and Nigeria face a particularly severe displacement crisis, with devastating effects on children. More 
  • Iraq: Kurdistan internal displacement crisis

    Violence has displaced an estimated 3.6 million people in Iraq. In the northern Dohuk region alone, 400,000 people have fled their homes because of conflict, many of them from ethnic communities targeted by Islamic State militants. More 
  • Nepal earthquake

    A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and surrounding regions on 25 April 2015. Thousands of people where killed and injured. A powerful aftershock on 12 May added to the loss of life and devastation. More 
  • South Sudan conflict and food insecurity

    Years of violence and a recent drought have created a humanitarian disaster with terrible consequences for children, including malnutrition, lost education, separation from family, and trauma. More 
  • Haiti: Hurricane Matthew

    With wind speeds of up to 230 km/h, Hurricane Matthew hit southwest Haiti on 4 October 2016. The deadly storm caused widespread destruction in a country still struggling to recover from an earthquake six years earlier. More 
  • Ecuador earthquake

    On 16 April 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing over 650 people and leaving more than 16,000 injured. Thousands of children and their families were affected. More