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From the 2005 Year Book
                                              Countries Where The Salvation Army is at Work

A country in which the Army serves is defined in two ways:
(i) Politically
(ii) Where The Salvation Army's General has given approval to the work, thus officially recognizing it, ensuring it has legal identity and a Deed Poll is published to acknowledge this.

As far as political status is concerned, for the Army's purposes, three categories are recognized:
(a) Independent countries, (i.e., USA and New Zealand);
(b) Internally independent political entities which are under the protection of another country in matters of defense and foreign affairs, (i.e., The Færoes, Isle of Man, Puerto Rico);
(c) Colonies and other dependent political units, (i.e., Bermuda, French Guiana, Guam, Guernsey, Jersey, Virgin Islands).




Administrative subdivisions of a country such as Wales and Scotland in the UK are not recognized as separate countries for this purpose. The countries fulfilling the quoted criteria, with the date on which the work was officially recognized in brackets, are as follows:

Angola.....(1985)
Antigua.....(1903)
Argentina.....(1890)
Australia.....(1881)
Austria.....(1927)
Bahamas.....(1931)
Bangladesh.....(1970)
Barbados.....(1898)
Belgium.....(1889)
Belize.....(1915)
Bermuda.....(1896)
Bolivia.....(1920)
Botswana.....(1997)
Brazil.....(1922)
Canada.....(1882)
Chile.....(1909)
China.....(1916)
Colombia.....(1985)
Congo (Brazzaville) 1937)
Congo (Kinshasa).....(1934)
Costa Rica.....(1907 and 1975)
Cuba.....(1918)
Czech Republic.....(1919 and 1990)
Denmark.....(1887)
Dominican Republic
.....(1995)
Ecuador.....(1985)
El Salvador.....(1989)
Estonia.....(1927 and 1996)
Færoes, The.....(1924)
Fiji.....(1973)
Finland.....(1889)
France.....(1881)
French Guiana.....(1980)
Georgia.....(1993)
Germany.....(1886)
Ghana.....(1922)
Grenada.....(1902)
Guam.....(1994)
Guatemala.....(1976)
Guernsey.....(1879)
Guyana.....(1895)
Haiti.....(1950)
Honduras.....(2000)
Hong Kong.....(1930)
Hungary.....(1924 and 1990)
Iceland.....(1895)
India.....(1882)
Indonesia.....(1894)
Ireland, Republic of (Eire).....(1880)
Isle of Man.....(1883)
Italy.....(1887)
Jamaica.....(1887)
Japan.....(1895)
Jersey.....(1879)
Kenya.....(1921)
Korea.....(1908)
Latvia.....(1923 and 1990)
Lesotho.....(1969)
Liberia.....(1988)

Macau (2000)
Malawi.....(1967)
Malaysia.....(1938)
Marshall Islands.....(1985)
Mexico.....(1937)
Micronesia.....(1993)
Moldova.....(1994)
Mozambique.....(1916)
Myanmar.....(1915)
Netherlands, The.....(1887)
New Zealand.....(1883)
Nigeria.....(1920)
Norway.....(1888)
Pakistan.....(1883)
Panama.....(1904)
Papua New Guinea.....(1956)
Paraguay.....(1910)
Peru.....(1910)
Philippines, The.....(1937)
Portugal.....(1971)
Puerto Rico.....(1962)
Romania.....(1999)
Russia.....(1913 and 1991)
Rwanda.....(1996)
St Christopher Nevis (St Kitts).....(1904)
St Helena.....(1884)
St Lucia.....(1902)
St Maarten.....(1999)
St Vincent.....(1903)
Singapore.....(1935)
South Africa.....(1883)
Spain.....(1971)
Sri Lanka.....(1883)
Suriname.....(1926)
Swaziland.....(1960)
Sweden.....(1882)
Switzerland.....(1882)
Taiwan.....(1965)
Tanzania.....(1933)
Tonga.....(1986)
Trinidad and Tobago.....(1901)
Uganda.....(1931)
Ukraine.....(1993)
United Kingdom.....(1865)
United States of
America.....(1880)
Uruguay.....(1890)
Venezuela.....(1972)
Virgin Islands.....(1917)
Zambia.....(1922)
Zimbabwe.....(1891)

International Statistics (as of January 2004)

Countries and other territories where SA serves .....109
Languages used in SA work .....175
Corps, outposts, societies, new plants and recovery churches .....15,241
Goodwill centers .....221
Officers .....25,792
Active .....17,199
Retired .....8,593
Auxiliary-captains .....216
Lieutenants .....401
Envoys/sergeants, full-time .....901
Cadets .....1,207
Employees .....107,369
Senior soldiers .....1,034,975
Adherents .....187,622
Junior soldiers .....366,900
Corps cadets .....33,398
Senior band musicians .....26,642
Senior songsters .....90,282
Other senior musical group members .....13,907
Senior and young people's local officers .....120,585
Women's Ministries (all groups) - members .....627,378
League of mercy - members .....88,217
SAMFmembers .....8,257
Over-60 clubs - members .....100,831
Men's fellowships - members .....49,909
Young people's bands - members .....13,400
Young people's singing companies - members .....76,755
Other young people's music groups - members .....34,641
Sunday schools - members .....616,326
Junior youth groups (scouts, guides, etc, and clubs) - members .....163,215
Senior youth groups - members .....69,897
Corps-based community development programs .....764
Beneficiaries/clients .....1,166,947
Thrift stores/charity shops(corps/territorial) .....1,536
Recycling centers .....17



Social Programs

Residential hostels for homeless and transient .....615
Capacity .....31,769
Emergency lodges .....233
Capacity .....10,333
Children's homes .....206
Capacity .....9,377
Homes for the elderly .....175
Capacity .....12,036
Homes for the disabled .....49
Capacity .....1,620
Homes for the blind .....6
Capacity .....272
Remand and probation homes .....61
Capacity .....936
Homes for street children .....26
Capacity .....585
Mother and baby homes .....47
Capacity .....1,536
Training centers for families .....14
Capacity .....252
Care homes for vulnerable people .....57 Capacity .....800
Women's and men's refuge centers .....114 Capacity .....2,336
Other residential care homes/hostels .....98
Capacity .....5,098
Day Care Community centers .....460
Early childhood education
centers .....227
Capacity .....11,533
Day centers for the elderly .....155
Capacity .....3,473
Play groups .....163
Capacity .....4,682
Day center for the hearing impaired .....2
Capacity .....60
Day centers for street children .....6
Capacity .....164
Day nurseries .....205
Capacity .....15,500
Drop-in centers for youth .....185
Other day care centers .....247 .....
Capacity .....5,948
Addiction Dependency
Non-residential programs .....71
Capacity .....2,383
Residential programs .....209
Capacity .....12,513
Harbour Light programs .....40
Capacity .....3,951
Other services for those with addictions .....44
Capacity .....3,716
Service to the Armed Forces
Clubs and canteens .....21
Mobile units for service personnel .....27
Chaplains .....22
Emergency Disaster Response
Disaster rehabilitation schemes .....438
Participants .....2,996
Refugee programs - host country .....4
Participants .....4,006
Other response programs .....7
Participants .....118,261


Services to the Community

Prisoners visited .....308,814
Prisoners helped on discharge .....172,836
Police courts - people helped .....240,919
Missing persons - applications .....20,110
number traced .....9,074
Night patrol/anti-suicide -
number helped .....102,416
Community youth programs .....206
Beneficiaries .....50,286
Employment bureaux - applications .....396,538 initial referrals .....100,865
Counselling - people helped .....503,371
General relief - people helped .....16,268,855
Emergency relief (fire, flood,
etc) - people helped .....2,133,696
Emergency mobile units .....1,333
Feeding Centers .....1,123
Restaurants and cafes .....68
Thrift stores/charity shops (social) .....1,327
Apartments for elderly .....1,756
Capacity .....6,182
Hostels for students, workers, etc .....67
Capacity .....4,202
Land settlements
(SA villages, farms etc) .....11
Capacity .....1,638
Social Services summer camps .....98
Participants .....12,939
Other services to the community
(unspecified) .....192
Beneficiaries .....18,112,605
Health Programs
General hospitals .....21
Capacity .....2,583
Maternity hospitals .....7
Capacity .....191
Other specialist hospitals .....7
Capacity .....363
Specialist clinics .....32 .....
Capacity .....7,610
General clinics/health centers .....149
Capacity .....416
Mobile clinics/community health posts .....45
Number of inpatients .....146,876
Number of outpatients .....920,872
Number of doctors/medics .....2,306
Invalid/convalescent homes .....4 .....
Capacity .....225
Health education programs
(HIV/Aids, etc) .....193
Beneficiaries .....148,126
Day care programs .....3

Education Programs
Kindergarten/sub primary .....579
Primary schools .....1,020
Upper primary and middle schools .....66
Secondary and high schools .....156
Vocational training schools/centers .....76
Number of pupils .....446,327
Number of teachers .....14,153
Schools for the blind
(included in above totals) .....9
Schools for the disabled
(included in above totals) .....8
Colleges, universities, staff training and development study and distance learning centers .....24

 

 

 


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