Basic necessities and shelter

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.

Our humanitarian crisis projects

Essential equipment

Terre des hommes distributes basic necessities to children and families affected by conflict or natural disasters and works with the local authorities to support existing structures. Depending on requirements, we distribute tarpaulins, hygiene kits or winter kits containing blankets, kerosene, heaters and mattresses.

Providing shelter

In emergency situations, families often have to leave their homes because of fighting or because they have been destroyed by a natural disaster. Our teams of experts set up shelters so that children and their parents have a safe place to sleep and rest.

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Related publications

Courage No. 51 – To rise after the catastrophe
Thematic Policy - Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises
Making an Impact for Children: Annual Report 2015.

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