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)
Burundi.....(2007)

Cambodia......(2012)
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)
Greece.....(2007)
Greenland.....(2012)
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)
Kuwait.....(2008)

Latvia.....(1923 and 1990)
Lesotho.....(1969)
Liberia.....(1988)
Lithuania....(2005)

Macau (2000)
Malawi.....(1967)
Malaysia.....(1938)
Mali.....(2008)
Marshall Islands.....(1985)
Mexico.....(1937)
Micronesia.....(1993)
Moldova.....(1994)
Mongolia.....(2008)
Mozambique.....(1916)
Myanmar.....(1915)

Namibia.....(1932 and 2008)
Nepal.....(2009)
Netherlands, The.....(1887)
New Zealand.....(1883)
Nicaragua.....(2010)
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 Kitts.....(1904)
St Helena.....(1884)
St Lucia.....(1902)
St Maarten.....(1999)
St Vincent.....(1903)
Sierra Leone.....(2010)
Singapore.....(1935)
Slovakia.....(2015)
Solomon Islands.....(2011)
South Africa.....(1883)
Spain.....(1971)
Sri Lanka.....(1883)
Suriname.....(1926)
Swaziland.....(1960)
Sweden.....(1882)
Switzerland.....(1882)

Taiwan.....(1965)
Tanzania.....(1933)
Togo.....(2011)
Tonga.....(1986)
Trinidad & Tobago.....(1901)
Turks & Caicos.....(2011)

Uganda.....(1931)
Ukraine.....(1993)
UAE.....(2010)
United Kingdom.....(1865)
USA.....(1880)
Uruguay.....(1890)

Venezuela.....(1972)
Virgin Islands.....(1917)

Zambia.....(1922)
Zimbabwe.....(1891)

 

 

International statistics (as at 1 January 2015)

 

Number of corps: 13,826
Number of officers: 26,675 
Number of employees: 108,786

Soldiers: 1,056,722
Adherent members: 156,842
Junior soldiers: 378,811
Senior band musicians: 48,135
Songsters: 133,480
Sunday school members: 1,422,567

Community development programmes: 10,211 (number of beneficiaries: 2,016,867)
Homeless hostels: 440 (capacity: 24,860)
Residential addiction dependency programmes: 252 (capacity: 14,267)
Children's homes: 182 (capacity: 7,001)
Homes for elderly persons: 200 (capacity: 11,605)
Mother and baby homes: 47 (capacity: 1,372)
Refuges: 95 (capacity: 2,247)

Community day care centres: 619
Non-residential addiction rehabilitation centres: 70

Services to the armed forces: 25 projects
Disaster rehabilitation schemes: 104 (serving 129,323 people)
Refugee programmes: 58 (serving 32,143 people)
Prisoners visited: 266,089

General hospitals: 16
Maternity hospitals: 26
Specialist hospitals: 10
 
Source: 2016 Year Book