Our impact

We work to improve the lives
of at-risk children and families in
135 countries and territories around the world.
 
At least 220 million children worldwide are shut out from a caring family environment. Many of them are deprived of basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, education, health care, protection and love. These are the children we work for.
When children can no longer live with their families, we work to provide the most suitable alternative care in 572 SOS Children's Villages.
To prevent children from losing the care of their families and becoming deprived or isolated, we are working with families in 574 locations around the world to build stability and resilience.

Our reach in 2017

CARE

87,100 children and young people cared for and supported

EDUCATION

151,000 people learned at SOS educational facilities

HEALTH

759,200 single health services provided by SOS health teams

EMERGENCIES

1,760,300 single emergency services provided 

Measuring long-term impact

We have developed a social impact assessment methodology that measures how people who were cared for or supported by SOS Children’s Villages as children are doing – years later – in eight dimensions: care, physical health, social and emotional well-being, education and skills, protection, livelihood, food security and shelter.

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Learn more about the results of our social impact assessments.