SOS Emergency Responses

When an emergency happens in an area where we have programming, SOS Children’s Villages is there to help people suffering in areas affected by war, crisis or disaster.


SOS Children's Villages makes use of its existing infrastructure and presence in many countries and regions in its efforts to provide assistance the people affected with urgently needed help in the most efficient way possible. We cooperate with local governmental authorities and United Nations agencies in order to respond in the most effective, coordinated way possible when disaster strikes.


SOS Children’s Villages Emergency programs are designed to meet the urgent needs of children and their families. If the need persists beyond the initial crisis, SOS’s commitment to those who we help is reflected by the creation of long-term relief and support in those areas.


Ukraine at war - we stand for children

Conflict in Ukraine

On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation launched a military operation in Ukraine. The situation is evolving rapidly and is likely to have devastating impacts on children as they are forced to flee their homes, schools, and communities in search of safety.

SOS Mayday Emergency Fund

The SOS Children's Villages mission during an emergency is to ensure that children are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and are generally kept safe.


Our emergency response teams have so far helped children at risk in more than 120 emergency situations around the world.

Emergency Response: Colombia

For the past four years, SOS Children’s Villages has been implementing an emergency response program in Colombia

Emergency Response: Ethiopia

SOS Children’s Villages is on the ground providing humanitarian assistance to more than 200,000 people in the Oromia and Somali regions.

Haiti Earthquake - 2021

Haiti is in a state of emergency following a major 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Children and families are in urgent need of aid, many of whom were already experiencing extreme poverty, hunger, and violence before the earthquake.

Ethiopia Tigray Emergency

Tigray: Ethiopia

In late 2020, intense fighting broke out in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, forcing over a million people to flee their homes.