General information on Greece

SOS Children's Villages has been working in Greece since 1975. Due to the financial crisis which started in the late 2000s, we have increased our activities in the country. Our seven family strengthening programmes, two youth programmes and four villages providing family-based care, currently support over 4,200 people, of which over 2,200 are children and young people. In 2015 we started providing emergency aid to refugee families and children arriving in Greece.

The global economic crisis of 2008-2009 led to drastic cuts in public spending