SOS Barnebyer

No child should be growing up alone. Yet, one in ten children worldwide is growing up without the loving care of a parent. Main reasons are war, poverty, violence and drug abuse.

During December 2016, we challenged the Norwegian people to help 3000 abandoned children get a new, caring home for Christmas.



By turning on the switch on our campaign site, you lit a new home for an abandoned child, and automatically one of 3000 lights on our Magical Christmas Tree in Norways ”Christmas Capital”, Drøbak.

Thanks to our new child sponsors, the tree became our common luminous symbol of the children getting a new future, and shone brighter and brighter as we got closer to Christmas Eve.


We visited the SOS Children's Village in Da Nang, Vietnam, and portrayed the children, the SOS-mothers, and The Family Program. Becoming a child sponsor really makes a difference.

Under is two of our films.

We start 2017 with great news – 3407 children are getting a new, safe and caring future.

– Bente Lier General secretary, SOS-barnebyer