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In Guinea, children are particularly affected by poverty and the needs remain great. Present since 1987, Terre des hommes (Tdh) improves access to health, protection, education and justice. We work with state actors and our activities take place in close collaboration with the beneficiary families and communities. Our goal is to improve the conditions of the most vulnerable children in a sustainable way.

What we do

Mother and child health

Together with our local partners, we improve access to quality healthcare for poor families. Our teams take care of malnourished children under five and we invest in the prevention of malnutrition. In 2020, we supported the health authorities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, we are supporting the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic. Tdh also provides medical evacuations for surgical and medical treatment on site, as well as social support for children from disadvantaged backgrounds who suffer from complex heart disease or oesophageal burns.

Children and youth in migration

Tdh contributes to the protection of children and young people affected by migration, whether voluntary or forced. The economic situation, coupled with the unstable political and social context, pushes many people to migrate. Tdh supports the socio-economic reintegration of young people by offering them training and facilitating their access to employability. At the same time, we raise awareness among communities and young people of the causes and consequences of illegal migration, while presenting existing local opportunities. Finally, we provide emergency assistance to child migrants and young people along the migration routes.

Access to justice

We ensure that the rights of children in conflict with the law or in contact with the justice system are respected. Most of the time, they are detained for minor offences, whereas detention should be used as a last resort. Tdh is lobbying to change practices and ensure that children have access to justice that is adapted to their conditions, their needs and respects their rights. In 2019, the Children's Code - revised in collaboration with Tdh - was adopted and improves the situation of young people in detention. So that these children can benefit from alternative measures to detention, we focus on promoting penal mediation with penal actors.

Covid-19 emergency

In 2020, Tdh contributed to limiting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Guinea. In 179 health facilities, we have strengthened the capacities of healthcare personnel on the prevention and control of the infection to ensure that the medical care of patients is of high quality and takes place in complete safety. At the same time, we improved the knowledge of the population on the symptoms, risks and preventive measures related to COVID-19 through awareness-raising. We have also contributed to limiting the transmission of COVID-19 among children in prison and prison staff and succeeded to organise the release of 176 children.

"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 2020

 

877,709 people

Expatriate Staff / National Staff

 

3 / 83

2020 Budget

 

CHF 5,000,000

 

 

 

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Timeline

1987
Terre des hommes begins its mission in Guinea.
2005
Launch of the first project to improve the health of children and their mothers.
2011
Start of a water and sanitation project.
2013
Launch of the regional project for the protection of migrant children.
2014
Response to Ebola begins.
2017
Initiation of a project for the reformation of justice.
2018
Project launched to improve the quality of health services for mothers and their children.
2019
Project to support the socio-economic integration of young people in Mamou and Labé.
2020
Stop COVID-19 project launched to prevent the spread of the virus in Guinea in Conakry, Kindia, Mamou, Pita, Labé, Koundara, N'Zérékoré, Beyla and Lola.
2020
PROTEJEM: Project to improve the protection of children and young people on the main migration routes in West Africa.
2020
ENABEL Intégra Tdh: Project to support the training and integration of 5000 young Guineans affected by migration.
2021
Ebola response, particularly in the sensitisation of communities in affected localities.

Related publications

Annual report 2021
ReCCLAS
Specialised care programme - Annual Report 2017
PARJU: maison centrale de N'Zérékoré
Regional Flyer 2021 for the project "Improving the protection of migrant children and young people on the main migration routes in West Africa" (PROTEJEM)

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