Emergency in the Sahel
Support the urgent needs of children in the Sahel affected by the food crisis  

Asia

Children in South Asia are facing challenges such as poor access to healthcare, hygiene and medical treatment. Due to poverty, they are exposed to hazardous migration or are left behind by their parents. They risk exploitation, trafficking, violence, abuse or neglect. Terre des hommes’ (Tdh) priorities are to reinforce health systems, improve mother and child health, support gender equality and protect children against abuse. We also provide emergency assistance to families affected by natural disasters or mass displacements such as in Bangladesh and in Myanmar.

Our programmes in the region

Mother and Child Health

We are committed to ensuring that every pregnant woman, mother and newborn has the opportunity to survive and thrive. In collaboration with communities and partners, we ensure that innovative digital tools strengthen health systems and enhance care givers’ skills to improve the health and nutrition status of children. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we supported health systems in the region to mitigate its impact through activities in health, water, sanitation, hygiene (WaSH) and protection. Tdh also works to improve WaSH, ensure adequate infrastructure in healthcare facilities, enhance the capacity of health personnel, and provide infection prevention and control services to maximize impact.

Children and young people in migration

In order to search new opportunities, driven by conflicts or the threats of climate change, children, on their own or with their families, are migrating within the region and beyond. Often uninformed and unsafe, those mobility patterns are commonly linked to risks and dangers, such as trafficking, exploitation or violence. We strengthen the access to services and protection for migrant and refugee children and young people, in coordination with formal and community-based stakeholders along the migratory routes. Emergency assistance is provided to the most vulnerable, including girls working on the streets and refugees. We empower children and young people to pursue durable solutions and research the impact of climate change on migration.

Access to Justice

We strengthen access to justice for children in conflict with the law. We promote child-friendly justice, community-based dispute resolution and alternative measures to detention. Our local teams improve access to legal advice and representation for children in contact with the law. Through training, we help professionals in the sector to become more aware of child rights. Building social cohesion and preventing conflict is an essential part of our work.

Humanitarian Aid

The Sundarbans area is identified as the most at risk of negative impacts from climate changes in the world. Tdh developed a study to support the response to the needs of the population living there with evidence. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the region. We equip communities with tools and knowledge to reduce disaster risks and to protect themselves in case of a natural catastrophe.
 

Countries of intervention

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