General information on Namibia

Many vulnerable children and young people who have lost parental care are supported by Namibia's SOS Children's Villages. Our organisation helps them to grow up in a caring family environment. Since the war in neighbouring Angola caused mass-immigration into Namibia, the presence of our organisation in Namibia has become even more necessary.
Children at play - photo: B. Dimbleby
Children at play (photo: B. Dimbleby)
The Republic of Namibia is a large and sparsely populated country in South-West Africa. The total population of Namibia is approximately 2 million and its capital city is Windhoek, home to 340,000.

In 1990, Namibia became an independent nation. Since then, it has enjoyed relative stability. Namibia is a middle-income country with a market economy that is driven by the following sectors: agriculture, mining, fishing and tourism.
Helping in the kitchen - photo: M. Gordon
Helping in the kitchen  (photo: M. Gordon)