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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 General has given approval to the work, thus officially recognising 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 recognised:
    (a) Independent countries, eg USA and New Zealand;
    (b) Internally independent political entities which are under the protection of another country in matters of defence and foreign affairs, eg The Færoes, Isle of Man, Puerto Rico;
    (c) Colonies and other dependent political units, eg Bermuda, French Guiana, Guam, Guernsey, Jersey, Virgin Islands.

Administrative subdivisions of a country such as Wales and Scotland in the UK are not recognised as separate countries for this purpose. The countries fulfilling the quoted criteria, with the date on which the work was officially recognised 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)
Lithuania....(2005)

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)
Poland.....(2005)
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 at 1 January 2005)

Countries and other territories where SA serves.....111
Languages used in SA work.....175
Corps, outposts, societies, new plants and recovery churches.....14,918
Goodwill centres.....442
Officers.....26,055
Active.....17,295
Retired.....8,760
Auxiliary-captains.....159
Lieutenants.....451
Envoys/sergeants, full-time.....1191
Cadets.....992
Employees.....107,726
Senior soldiers.....1,041,461
Adherents.....188,180
Junior soldiers.....386,185
Corps cadets.....42,414
Senior band musicians.....23,956
Senior songsters.....98,335
Other senior musical group members.....66,856
Senior and young people's local officers.....136,180
Women's Ministries (all groups) - members.....1,199,498
League of mercy - members.....102,187
SAMF members.....7,381
Over-60 clubs - members.....104,990
Men's fellowships - members.....53,287
Young people's bands - members.....14,641
Young people's singing companies - members.....190,733
Other young people's music groups - members.....41,810
Sunday schools - members.....351,601
Junior youth groups (scouts, guides, etc, and clubs) - members.....145,120
Senior youth groups - members.....74,746
Corps-based community development programmes.....762
Beneficiaries/clients.....865,376
Thrift stores/charity shops (corps/territorial).....1,496
Recycling centres.....27

Social Programme

Residential
Hostels for homeless and transient.....618
Capacity.....32,429
Emergency lodges.....207
Capacity.....9,565
Children's homes.....215
Capacity.....9,568
Homes for the elderly.....191
Capacity.....13,060
Homes for the disabled.....47
Capacity.....1,615
Homes for the blind.....8
Capacity.....339
Remand and probation homes .....60
Capacity.....1,106
Homes for street children.....29
Capacity.....643
Mother and baby homes.....40
Capacity.....1,348
Training centres for families.....19
Capacity.....252
Care homes for vulnerable people.....55
Capacity.....953
Women's and men's refuge centres.....98
Capacity.....2,004
Other residential care homes/hostels..... 399
Capacity.....5,402

Day Care
Community centres.....638
Early childhood education centres.....195
Capacity.....23,092
Day centres for the elderly.....211
Capacity.....23,471
Play groups.....161
Capacity.....4,707
Day centre for the hearing impaired.....14
Capacity.....246
Day centres for street children.....20
Capacity.....5,120
Day nurseries.....145
Capacity.....6,817
Drop-in centres for youth.....291
Other day care centres.....279
Capacity.....42,951

Addiction Dependency
Non-residential programmes.....63
Capacity.....2,129
Residential programmes.....205
Capacity.....12,734
Harbour Light programmes.....40
Capacity.....2,934
Other services for those with addictions.....46
Capacity.....2,903

Service to the Armed Forces
Clubs and canteens.....22
Mobile units for service personnel.....38
Chaplains.....21

Emergency Disaster Response
Disaster rehabilitation schemes .....38
Participants.....7,199
Refugee programmes - host country.....43
Participants.....26,110
Refugee Rehabilitation Programmes.....8
Participants.....22,892
Other response programmes.....2,020
Participants.....295,650

Services to the Community
Prisoners visited.....298,124
Prisoners helped on discharge.....143,107
Police courts - people helped.....249,801
Missing persons - applications.....12,405.....number traced.....8,165
Night patrol/anti-suicide - number helped.....269,286
Community youth programmes.....548
Beneficiaries.....72,539
Employment bureaux - applications.....477,893.....initial referrals.....141,169
Counselling - people helped.....481,418
General relief - people helped.....15,644,817
Emergency relief (fire, flood, etc) - people helped.....3,954,668
Emergency mobile units.....1,447
Feeding Centres.....39,635
Restaurants and cafes.....41
Thrift stores/charity shops (social).....1,263
Apartments for elderly.....2,170
Capacity.....7,514
Hostels for students, workers, etc.....64
Capacity.....3,992
Land settlements (SA villages, farms etc).....47
Capacity.....1,939
Social services summer camps.....133
Participants.....19,244
Other services to the community (unspecified).....126
Beneficiaries.....30,179,664

Health Programme
General hospitals.....20
Capacity.....2,439
Maternity hospitals.....11
Capacity.....302
Other specialist hospitals.....16
Capacity.....1582
Specialist clinics.....46
Capacity.....369
General clinics/health centres .....181
Capacity.....838
Mobile clinics/community health posts.....50
Inpatients.....158,971
Outpatients..... 989,574
Doctors/medics.....946
Invalid/convalescent homes.....30
Capacity.....572
Health education programmes (HIV/Aids, etc).....5,134
Beneficiaries.....331,578
Day care programmes.....10

Education Programme
Kindergarten/sub primary.....680
Primary schools.....1,011
Upper primary and middle schools.....192
Secondary and high schools.....193
Colleges & Universities.....14
Vocational training schools/centres.....104
Pupils.....478,793
Teachers.....15,649
Schools for the blind (included in above totals).....23
Schools for the disabled (included in above totals).....9
Boarding Schools (included in above totals).....29
Evening Schools .....10
Colleges, universities, staff training and development study and distance learning centres.....18

Source: 2006 Year Book

 


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