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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.

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Terre des hommes provides assistance to child victims of exploitation. These children are forced to work, sometimes under hazardous conditions.

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One million children worldwide are in prison instead of school. Terre des hommes 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 and work to ensure they maintain access to their rights.

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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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Related publications

Thematic Policy - Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises
Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems
Courage No. 56 - Haïti, stronger than the storm
Making an Impact for Children: Annual Report 2016

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