• Operational Update – Middle East
  • Operational Update – Balkans and Greece
  • Operational Update – Western Europe

Guiding principles

We make sure children are in a caring family environment  We make sure children are secure, protected and able to continue developing amidst emergency situations. We support children and communities to prepare for and to respond to emergencies We make a quick, focused and effective emergency response

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • New Technologies to improve ER


Andreas Papp : International Director of Global Emergency Response, SOS Children’s Villages International

Mr Andreas Papp joins SOS Children’s Villages in 2015 as the International Director of Global Emergency Relief Response.

Andreas Papp has more than twenty years of professional work experience in emergency management, logistics, human resources, and field work in various NGOs and entities around the world.

For more than ten years Mr Papp was involved in humanitarian aid work with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders in various positions in the field, capital and HQ-level. His main objective in each position was to save lives and ease the suffering of people caught in acute crises, thereby restoring their ability to rebuild their lives and communities.

Mr Papp has been working in various positions where he gained vast experience in emergency missions, mainly in Africa and the Middle East, as well as in negotiating framework contracts, setting up advocacy and programme activities and coordinating institutional fundraising activities. In fact, his entire career following his university studies in Austria has been dedicated to emergency relief activities.

In his role at SOS Children’s Villages he will support and contribute to emergency relief efforts as well as contribute to the further development and set-up of SOS Children’s Villages Emergency Relief programmes. He overlooks all 21 Emergency programmes run by SOS Children’s Villages around the globe, including but not limited to: 6 programmes in Africa, 11 in Asia and Oceania, 2 in Europe and 2 in the Americas.