SOS Children’s Villages provides a loving home for children in need. We work for children who are orphaned, abandoned or whose families are unable to care for them.
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At SOS Children’s Villages we believe that children can only develop to their full potential if they have a supportive and protective family environment. We work to make this a reality.
At the centre of our SOS Children’s Villages programme is the individual child. We encourage children to actively take part in the making of decisions that affect their lives.
Our goal is to provide a loving and safe family setting for children so they can reach their full potential.
Family strengthening programme`s
SOS Children’s Villages works with disadvantaged families in order to prevent crises that can lead to family separation. They offer various forms of support to strengthen and stabilise families as much as possible so that children can grow up in their own families. The aim is always to build the skills and capacities of carers and of their communities so that children can enjoy positive and caring relationships.
SOS children`s villages
When children lost their parents or cannot be raised in their biological family, SOS Children's Villages offers family-based care. Worldwide there are 518 SOS children's villages that provide a loving home to these children. Here they grow up within a SOS family, with a mother and brothers and sisters, until they are independent young adults.
To protect and support the lost children of South Sudan, SOS Children’s Villages is starting an emergency intervention for 400 unaccompanied children aged 2 to 12 years.
The proposed intervention intends to reintegrate children with their families and, while they are in transit facilities in Juba and Malakal, to give them adequate shelter, care and psychosocial support.
With the secession of South Sudan, the Khartoum Government set an ultimatum for South Sudan authorities to find ways to resettle internally displaced persons residing in the North either as street families or in refugee camps.
Among this group, estimated by the UN to be about 500,000, are 2.000 unaccompanied children displaced by the conflict in the south. The deadline for repatriation is currently 8 April 2012. Child protection actors in the country are warning that if no urgent solution is found for children, a crisis is inevitable and most of the unaccompanied children may end up on the streets of major cities in South Sudan... read more
The children of South Soedan