SOS Children’s Villages opens doors to Children who have lost parental care due to COVID-19

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India April 30, 2021: SOS Children’s Villages India has announced that it is ready to provide short or long-term care to vulnerable children across the country whose safety, security, and well-being have been severely affected because of losing parental care due to the pandemic and have no caregivers left to provide for them.

Said Mr. Sumanta Kar, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages: “In these trying times we express solidarity with the people to fight COVID-19, which has devastated the socio-economic fabric of the country. We are trying our best to ensure that all the children under our care are safe and secure. We are willing to join hands with the government, the corporates, and the civil society to extend care to children belonging to the underserved communities, whose families have been affected due to the pandemic in our 32 children’s Villages across 22 states in providing short term and long term care. Children whose parents are COVID positive and are undergoing treatment could be placed under short-term care till their parents recover and children who have lost parents can be placed under long-term care in our Family-Like Care Programme aka Children’s Villages. If you come across any child nearer to our projects, please call our helpline number 18002083232 or email at [email protected]. We will be happy to reach out to the child and extend support in the best possible manner.”