Suriname is one of the most recent countries where the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was installed. The first group of SSVP volunteers created in the country, St. Rose of Lima Conference, was founded on April 5, 2015 in the parish of the same name in the capital, Paramaribo.
Located in central Europe, Hungary is part of the Confederation of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul since 1993. As in many European countries, the Vincentians in Hungary face extreme poverty.
The Sainte Louise de Marillac Conference (Virginia - USA) helps families support themselves by encouraging them to grow their vegetables in addition to food pantry.
Thanks to funding from the International General Council, the Lebanese Society has been able to distribute items of basic need to Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
With a long history of welcoming foreigners, SSVP Australia has developed numerous services dedicated to refugees.
The Society of Vincent de Paul in United States seems a natural path for members of the Vincentian Family who wish to aid flood victims. Gary Stevens, from the SDVP national council explains about the needs and how the Society is already on the ground assisting.
Thanks to emergency funding received from CIAD, Bangui’s Vincentians were able to provide basic help for the people in the camps, and help the children celebrate Christmas.
Violence has flared up once more in Bangui in recent weeks, targeted at Vincentian members.
Once a year, the Australian Vincentians held a "sleep-out" to raise money for the homeless.
Throughout the hexagon, the Saint Vincent de Paul conferences provide assistance to refugees fleeing war in the Middle East.