What is the difference between SOS Children's Villages International (former SOS-Kinderdorf International) and SOS Children's Villages?

SOS Children's Villages" is the English name of the entire organisation, active in 134 countries and territories through national associations.

SOS Children's Villages International is the name of the umbrella organisation of all SOS Children's Villages associations. As the umbrella organisation has been registered as an association with the Austrian authorities, the legal name used is a German language term. You are currently browsing the website of SOS-Kinderdorf International.

All SOS Children's Villages associations have their own local boards and are responsible for the organisation's activities in the respective countries.