Emergency in the Sahel
Support the urgent needs of children in the Sahel affected by the food crisis  


From its regional hub in Budapest, Terre des hommes (Tdh) develops and implements regional projects with partners across Europe. In Hungary, we improve the access to quality services for children in contact with the law and we fight against the isolation of Roma and other vulnerable communities. We promote child-friendly, inclusive and innovative services and measures for all children. The war in Ukraine has forced more than 14 million people to leave their homes, either within their country or abroad and we support them with child-friendly spaces and mother baby corners. 

What we do

Child protection

We conduct research, develop new tools and methodologies, and create opportunities for professional development in the field of child protection. Our Child Protection Hub empowers thousands of child protection specialists to collaborate, learn and advocate together, with a common aim to positively impact the lives of children in Southeast Europe. We have also set up a FabLab in Hungary, where disadvantaged groups have access to tailor-made services. By using this innovative environment of creation and skill-building, various professionals interact and work together with children and youth to enable their integration and development.

Access to justice

Through research, training, raising awareness and advocacy, we promote child-friendly practices for children in contact with the law. With our partners, we encourage states to apply restorative justice, use non-custodial measures for children and implement services for the prevention of delinquency and re-offending. We support practitioners to enhance procedural safeguards for children, in particular access to legal aid. As member of the PROMISE Network, we support the development of Barnahus in Europe – a multidisciplinary service that provides rapid access to justice and care for child victims and witnesses of violence.

Humanitarian aid

To help Ukrainian refugee families, Tdh has launched an emergency response in Moldova, Hungary and Romania. Our teams work in reception centres as well as in communities, where we improve their wellbeing by providing food and non-food items, information, psychological first aid, and by addressing their protection and health needs. We set up child friendly spaces and organise psychosocial activities where children are listened to, can play and build new friendships. In our mother-baby corners, mothers can rest and get products for their babies. We also collaborate with authorities and other organisations and train frontline workers.

Terre des hommes in Hungary

Beneficiaries 2020


46,327 people

Expatriate / local employees


0 / 19

Budget 2020


CHF 1,742,438.-




Where we work

Supported by


Opening of Terre des hommes’ Regional Office in Budapest.
The Mario project, led by Terre des hommes, initiates in 16 European countries, aiming to ensure the well-being of children on the move and to protect them from abuse, exploitation and trafficking.
Launch of the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe – a network and community of child protection professionals.
Launch of StoryLab – a mobile game that helps children navigate the legal system.
Tdh starts raising awareness about diversion, an alternative measure to custody in the juvenile justice system.
Tdh carried out awareness raising activities at the Sziget Festival, one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe.
A FabLab for children from disadvantaged communities was established in Győr, Hungary.
Launch of emergency activities for refugees from Ukraine in reception centres and in the community.

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Annual report 2021
Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems
Courage N° 77: Ukraine - After the flight, relearning normality

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