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Child protection

Terre des hommes protects the world’s most vulnerable children, particularly those exposed to the risks of migration, subject to exploitation and in conflict with the law.

Fields of intervention


Every year, Terre des hommes provides assistance to approximately 90,000 child victims of exploitation. Most of these children can be found working in the fields, mines and quarries or as domestic servants and street beggars. However, many are also the victims of sexual exploitation.

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One million children worldwide are in prison instead of school. Terre des hommes (Tdh) aims to reverse this situation by implementing a specialised justice approach for children.

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Terre des hommes protects children in migration, whether it is voluntary or forced. We raise awareness of the related risks while taking into account the opportunities migration can offer these children. We work to ensure they maintain access to their rights and propose alternative solutions where possible.

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Child protection at Terre des hommes

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"Strengthening children's resilience is essential for them to be capable of recovering and coping with any crises in the future"

Maria Bray, Psychosocial support and protection advisor at Terre des hommes


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Thematic Policy - Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises
Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems
Courage No. 56 - Haïti, stronger than the storm

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