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Guinea

In Guinea, children are particularly affected by poverty and their needs continue to be significant. Terre des hommes has been working there for 30 years with programmes for mother and child health, specialised care, water, hygiene and sanitation, and for access to justice. We have the advantage of strong partnerships and our activities place particular emphasis on close links with families and the beneficiary communities. 

What we do

Mother and child health

Together with our local partner, we improve access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged families. Our teams take care of malnourished children under the age of five and invest in the prevention of malnutrition. We also strengthen the collaboration between local communities and health authorities to improve their functioning and financing system. Tdh provides medical evacuations for medical-surgical or on-site care, as well as social support for children from disadvantaged backgrounds who suffer from complex heart disease or oesophageal burns. In addition, we raise public awareness about the prevention of accidental ingestion of caustic soda.

Children and youth in migration

The economic situation in Guinea, coupled with the unstable political and social context, pushes many Guineans to migrate. Unemployment and lack of training particularly affect young people. Tdh supports the socio-economic reintegration of young people by facilitating their access to a job or helping them to develop their own business. At the same time, we raise awareness in communities, especially among young people, of the causes and consequences of illegal migration, while at the same time presenting existing local opportunities.

Access to justice

For nearly 20 years, we have been ensuring respect for the rights of children in conflict or in contact with the law. We organise monthly meetings with various national and international actors in the field of justice and child protection. In 2019, the Children's Code - revised in collaboration with Tdh - was adopted. It improves the situation of young people in detention.

Covid-19 emergency

Tdh is active to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Guinea. In more than 40 health structures, we are strengthening the capacities of the personnel in the prevention and control of infections and ensuring that the medical care of patients is of high quality and takes place in complete safety. At the same time, we are improving the knowledge of migrant children and young people about symptoms, risks and preventive measures related to Covid-19. Our teams also support the coordination of the health response at the local level. We also prevent and limit the transmission of Covid-19 among child detainees and penitentiary staff in Conakry.

"After a three-month-long ordeal seeking an end to the tunnel, we finally arrived there, my daughters and I"

Christine, operated in Guinea

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Terre des hommes in Guinea

Beneficiairies in 2019

 

171,220 people

Expatriate Staff / National Staff

 

1 / 42

2020 Budget

 

CHF 3,676,380

 

 

 

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Timeline

1987
Terre des hommes starts working in Guinea.
2005
Launch of the first project to improve the health of children and their mothers.
2011
Beginning of a project in water and hygiene.
2013
Establishment of a regional project of the protection of migrant children.
2014
Beginning of the response against Ebola.
2017
Start of a justice reformation project.
2018
Start of a project to improve healthcare for mothers and babies.
2019
Project to support the socio-economic integration of young people launched.
2020
Stop Covid-19 project launched to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Guinea.

Related publications

Making an impact for Children: Annual report 2019
Thematic policy - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Specialised care programme - Annual Report 2017
Infopage WASH_EN

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