SOS Children's Villages is active in 134 countries and territories worldwide. The variety of this international work is brought together by the umbrella organisation SOS-Kinderdorf International, which unites all of the autonomous national associations. Its head office is in Innsbruck, Austria.
SOS Kinderdorf is the largest child welfare organization in the world and has so far established over 2,310 projects, with the number steadily increasing. Many of the facilities are community projects such as schools, medical centres, agricultural projects, vocational training and production centres. SOS Children's Villages is assisting more than 330,330 children and families through its family strengthening programmes.
In all countries where SOS Children's Villages operates, the aim is to form a national association which is its own legal entity, with its own statutes and Board of Directors. Common for all of them is membership of the international umbrella association, and the fact that their Board of Directors work on an honorary basis. Each member association has to comply with the international statutes and principles for education and child-care of SOS-Kinderdorf International.
Statistics of facilities and beneficiaries worldwide
2310 facilities in 134 countries and territories
* As on 2015