Nearly 40 children whose families lost their homes in the earthquake and tsunami in Palu are being cared for by SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia.
A team of experts has established a Child Care Space (CCS) in the area of Tumbelaka where children are now receiving psychological and social support.
“It is feared that there are close to 70,000 internally displaced people, therefore there is an urgent need for having more Child Care Spaces,” says Gregor Hadi Nitihardjo, National Director of SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia.
As the death toll continues to rise and the search for the missing continues, SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia has sent a team of specialists to Palu, a city devastated by the earthquake and tsunami on 28 September.
Children face the risk of abuse, abandonment and exploitation as more Venezuelans leave for neighbouring countries
SOS Children’s Villages has started emergency programmes in two countries directly affected by the situation in Venezuela, but more help is needed to address the needs of children, says Fabiola Flores, International Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Region of SOS Children’s Villages.
Weeks after the collapse of a dam in south-east Laos, SOS Children’s Villages is helping children whose families were displaced by the disaster and heavy monsoon rains.
As one of the first organisations to respond following the 23 July collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam, SOS Laos is providing food as well as recreational and educational activities at two child-care spaces in southern Attapeu Province.
With the crisis entering its ninth year and showing no signs of abating despite recent efforts, 10.7 million people continue to be in urgent need of life-saving assistance across north-east Nigeria, far-north Cameroon, Western Chad and south-east Niger. Nearly 2.4 million people are displaced with fresh waves of violence and human rights abuses resulting in thousands arriving into congested sites on a weekly basis.
Amid the hardships in eastern Ukraine, SOS Children’s Villages delivers help – and hope
SOS Children’s Villages is one of the few international organisations working on both sides of the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, addressing humanitarian needs of families and providing support through a team of social workers, psychologists, educators and other staff. In some of these communities, SOS Children’s Villages is the sole provider of holistic care for children and support for families.
SOS Children’s Villages helps children with speech problems, but the need is growing
When conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014, three-year-old Yuriy would hide in fear during the fighting that engulfed his town.*
SOS Children's Villages is making homes available to families crossing the border, says emergency response coordinator Sergio Marques.
SOS Children’s Villages Brazil is mobilising to help children and families from Venezuela who have sought refuge in the country. An estimated 1.5 million Venezuelans have been displaced over the past year, many seeking refuge in neighbouring Colombia and Brazil.
Twenty-one humanitarian and human rights organizations respond with dismay to the Dutch Parliament’s approval of the EU’s new asylum plans to offshore asylum protection. With a joint appeal, they ask the government for a humane asylum policy, in line with international law.
A new SOS Children’s Villages programme will improve livelihoods and gender relations between host communities and the growing number of refugees
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda will launch a programme to help the surging number of refugees in the country’s southwest, with a focus on vulnerable local and refugee families.
Two months after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake in south-east Mexico, SOS Children’s Villages is considering establishing a Child Friendly Space to provide support for children still affected by the devastation.
None of the more than 40 children at SOS Children’s Village Tehuacán were hurt during the 19 September earthquake and there was no major damage to the village. Families in the surrounding community programmes were also reported unharmed.
SOS Children’s Villages-Columbia University tap scientific knowledge and on-the-ground experience to keep children safe.
SOS Children’s Villages has launched a collaboration between its Global Emergency Response team and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. The focus of the partnership is a joint effort to improve global disaster preparedness and management, focusing in particular on the risk-management tool Resilience360.
A year after a devastating hurricane hit southern Haiti, SOS Children’s Villages Haiti has restored livelihoods both within an SOS village and the surrounding community.
SOS Haiti stands by to help families affected by wind and rain damage in vulnerable northeast communities.
SOS Children’s Villages Haiti is carrying out assessments in communities affected by Hurricane Irma, which spared much of the country and caused only minor damage to an SOS Children’s Village property.
SOS Children’s Villages supports families ‘in places where pharmacies closed, where there are no jobs’
Since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014, SOS Children’s Villages has played a vital role in helping vulnerable children and is one of the few organisations offering comprehensive support for families.
SOS Children’s Villages launches a pilot emergency preparedness partnership to help train and equip SOS families and national associations
Nikolai Snoek is part of the emergency preparedness project (E-Prep) - developed with the support of global partners - that will help SOS national associations strengthen their ability to address urgent needs of children when disasters strike.
SOS Children’s Villages cares for those affected by the Syrian crisis ‘regardless of where they are from’
Luciana D’Abramo is SOS Children’s Villages’ emergency advisor for the Middle East and North Africa region. In an interview, she explains how the emergency relief programme in Lebanon is helping both Syrian refugees and host communities.
Children and young people growing up outside of their family environment remain virtually invisible in official statistics, leaving governments without the necessary information to tackle the challenges these children face and respond to their needs so that they can thrive.
SOS Children’s Villages emergency response in the Dohuk region fills critical gaps in helping families displaced by violence
Luciana D’Abramo is the SOS Children's Villages emergency advisor for the Middle East and North Africa region. She explains how the emergency relief programme is helping internally displaced people in Dohuk, a province in the self-governing Kurdistan region of Iraq.
In Serbia and FYR Macedonia, SOS Children’s Villages technology centres offer various learning opportunities