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Albania has seen considerable changes in child protection in the last years. However, too many children in are still exposed to risks of exploitation, trafficking and abuse. Our aim is to ensure that they are effectively protected and their rights respected. To achieve this, we work in close partnership with government institutions and communities.

What we do

Improving child protection

Through our different child protection projects, we aim to promote a vision and understanding of the child protection system and to improve the skills, capacities and knowledge of child protection professionals to effectively address child abuse through training. We also strengthen the role of civil society in the protection of the rights of the child in Albania and empower organisations which are active in the protection of the rights of the child.

Migrant children

Families and children who migrate sometimes run great risks, whether along the way, at their destination or upon returning or being sent back to Albania. They are willing to take these risks only because of severe economic hardship or violations of their rights at home. We help parents set up an income-generating activity, encourage children to attend school or to undertake vocational training and offer them after-school activities. In addition, our experts improve both the regulatory framework and the services for children on the move and strengthen cross-border cooperation between Kosovo and Albania to prevent trafficking.

Exploitation and trafficking

To support children victims of exploitation and trafficking and to identify those at risk, we build the capacities of professionals working  with and for children, at local, regional and national level. In parallel, we advocate for the adoption and implementation of adequate child protection policies and strategies.

Mother and child health

To ensure that the entire population, particularly marginalised and vulnerable groups, can access quality medical care, our teams are supporting ongoing reforms in Albania’s health system. As part of the consortium of three organisations (STPiH and Save the Children), we are implementing the Health for All project, establishing quality training modules, courses and a Master degree for primary healthcare professionals, health promotion programmes for communities and rehabilitating existing health care infrastructure and equipping health centres and their staff with adequate instruments to work.

For several years, fourteen-year-old Kushtrim begged in Fier, Albania, to survive. After being identified by Tdh, he was given the basic items and support he needed to go back to school. Today, Kushtrim is a young man.

Kushtrim, A former Tdh beneficiary and member of the local community support group in Fier, Albania


Terre des hommes in Albania

Beneficiaries 2016


6688 people

Expatriate / local employees


1 / 32

Budget 2017


CHF 3'171'000




Where we work

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Terre des hommes starts work in Albania, with a project to prevent the abandonment of children and tuition classes to reduce the school dropout rate among children from underprivileged families. Both projects have since been fully taken over by our local partner, NPF.
During the Kosovo war, Tdh provides emergency assistance to refugees in Korça, including food aid, hygiene kits as well as psychological and social support.
Launch of large scale project to combat child trafficking between Albania and Greece, which earned Tdh the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic in 2002.
The Law on the Protection of Child Rights was adopted, which includes the Child Protection Unit model led by Tdh.

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Related publications

Making an Impact for Children: Annual Report 2016
Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems
Tdh Magazine No. 40 – Against Child Trafficking

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