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Jordan

In Jordan, more than 650,000 Syrian refugees are living in a precarious situation, with no stable future prospects, 80% of them outside the camps. Many of the children are threatened by early school dropout, child labour and early marriage. Tdh activities focus on helping the refugee population and the host communities to provide fair access to child protection services and to give children support. We also work towards the implementation of restorative juvenile justice.

What we do

Child protection

Tdh provides help to children through psychosocial activities. The most vulnerable cases were followed up on with individualised support. They are often exposed to labour exploitation and gender-based violence. Youth empowerment and community capacity building are also at the heart of Tdh's work, which works in collaboration with public authorities to ensure greater consideration of children's rights throughout the country.

Access to justice

Tdh works with the juvenile police to ensure that they address girls and boys in contact with the law in a way that is appropriate and respects their rights. Tdh invests in training and rehabilitation centres where minors are detained by offering them vocational training and developing the skills of officials who supervise young people. Tdh is also active in the preparation of framework documents to facilitate and encourage the use of alternative measures to detention for children in Jordan.

Jordan: helping children to be children again

«We have to remind people worldwide that children are the main victims of conflicts and that they need to be considered first and foremost if we want to avoid harsh consequences on the well-being, safety and education of the generations to come.»

Céline Lefebvre, MENA Regional Head

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Terre des hommes in Jordan

Beneficiaries in 2018

 

7,899 people

Expatriate / local employees

 

8 / 51

Budget 2019

 

CHF 3,394,003.-

 

 

 

Where we work

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Timeline

2007
Start of Terre des hommes’ intervention in the region to bring psychological and social support to the children and families of Iraqi refugees from the second Gulf war.
2010
Launch of the juvenile justice project with training courses for professionals in justice and activities organised to facilitate the reintegration of young people in pre-trial detention.
2011
Humanitarian aid for displaced people fleeing the civil war in Syria through a network of local partner organisations with a strong presence in the region and already active in the field.
2017
Launch of a regional project in Jordan and Lebanon to come to the aid of the children and their families who are affected by the Syrian crisis.

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Related publications

Making an impact for children: Annual Report 2017
Thematic Policy 2014 - Restorative Juvenile Justice
Thematic Policy - Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises
Terre des hommes’ delegation in Jordan
Terre des hommes Jordan Theory of change

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