Countries where The Salvation Army is officially 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)
Burkina Faso.....(2018)
Burundi.....(2007)

Cambodia......(2012)
Canada.....(1882)
Chile.....(1909)
China.....(1916)
Colombia.....(1985)
Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) (1937)
Congo, Democratic Republic of.....(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 1995)

Færoes, The.....(1924)
Fiji.....(1973)
Finland.....(1889)
France.....(1881)
French Guiana.....(1980)

Gabon.....(2018)
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)
Madagascar (2016)
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.....(1995)

St Christopher Nevis (St Kitts).....(1904)
St Helena.....(1884)
St Lucia.....(1902)
St Maarten.....(1999)
St Vincent.....(1903)
Samoa.....(2018)
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 2017)

Number of corps, outposts, societies, new plants and recovery churches: 14,527
Number of officers: 28,053
Number of employees: 111,859

Soldiers: 1,182,100
Adherent members: 175,811
Junior soldiers: 411,327
Senior band musicians: 27,626
Songsters: 115,050
Sunday school members: 706,325

Corps-based community development programmes: 1,626 (number of beneficiaries: 634,053)
Homeless hostels: 461 (capacity: 28,780)
Residential addiction dependency programmes: 216 (capacity: 16,299)
Children's homes: 235 (capacity: 7,829)
Homes for elderly persons: 180 (capacity: 12,857)
Mother and baby homes: 36 (capacity: 908)
Women's and men's refuge centres: 96 (capacity: 2,210)

Community day care centres: 556
Non-residential addiction rehabilitation centres: 124

Services to the armed forces: 11 mobile units for service personnel
Disaster rehabilitation schemes: 43 (serving 15,651 people)
Refugee programmes: 20 (serving 36,964 people)
Prisoners visited: 247,794

General hospitals: 29
Maternity hospitals: 32
Source: 2018 Year Book