Syria Emergency
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Children in emergency situations and humanitarian crises

Terre des hommes aims to provide aid as quickly as possible to children and families affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts. The emergency measures are followed up by long-term development projects.

Fields of intervention


In the event of a natural disaster or the outbreak of fighting, our teams immediately travel to the area affected to protect children and their families. We work with the local authorities and communities to prevent violence, exploitation, negligence and abuse with respect to children.

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In the event of a humanitarian crisis, our experts support local health structures and act as quickly as possible to provide care to those affected, in particular children under the age of five, their mothers and pregnant women.

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Our emergency aid experts ensure that children and their families have access to drinking water and proper hygiene conditions. This involves distributing water, restoring and rebuilding water and sanitation facilities, and raising awareness of good hygiene practices among the community.

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Terre des hommes endeavours to meet the primary needs of children, families and communities affected by conflict or natural disasters. We deliver emergency aid in the form of basic necessities and shelter to families and children. They are the main victims of these situations.

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Humanitarian crises at Terre des hommes

explained in 3 minutes


Steve Ringel forms part of a team of experts based in South Sudan. Their role is to prevent armed forces from recruiting children. “At Terre des hommes, humanitarian aid means being present where no one else wants to get involved.”

Steve Ringel, Humanitarian Officer


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Documents en lien

Making an Impact for Children: Annual Report 2016
Thematic Policy - Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises
Courage no. 60 - Kenya: Breaking the law of silence
Courage no. 61 - South Sudan: urban farming to survive siege conditions

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