Unaccompanied minors reception and care

Humanity in care

Local integration of unaccompanied minors

Outstanding logistical capacity

Education at the core of our values

Long term sheltering for unaccompanied minors

Operation IOTA- Honduras

COVID-19 Response
Mission el Salvador 2020

COVID-19 Response

Humanitarian mission to Tan Tan

Humanitarian mission to Calais

Humanitarian mission to Nepal

Humanitarian mission Philippines

Who we are

Samu First Response is an American NGO, which draws from 40 years of experience of Samu Foundation as an international organization with over 2.100 employees in four continents We work closely with local governments and other international organizations in our missions of projects to increase the reach of our efforts, maximize our resources and ensure successful execution. Our Family and Childcare division has operated for 15 years, pioneering projects and care models based on a holistic approach to meet the need of minors.

How we work


Humanity in care

Constantly innovating compassionate solutions to contemporary challenges. Our guiding principles are excellence, kindness and education.

Outstanding logistical capacity

Relying on our experience, we provide and coordinate all the necessary assistance and supplies to assist the people we serve.

Rapid deployment

Fast and effective response in times of crisis, from natural disasters to humanitarian crisis. Our emergency management team is ready to set up emergency shelters in 24 hour time.

Experienced and qualified staff

Close to 900 professionals trained at our Emergency School and qualified to work with unaccompanied children.

Understanding vulnerability to formulate effective solutions

It is socially assumed that Unaccompanied Foreign Minors are a vulnerable group. However, there is a scarcity of scientific literature that analyses said vulnerability in quantitative terms.

A recent study by SAMU’s General Director looks into the experience of these minors to quantify trauma and identify causes and conditions that could lead these youth to extremism.

Click here for the complete study

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