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Jordan

Jordan hosts around 750,000 registered Syrian refugees, in addition to over 370,000 registered Palestinian refugees. They are living in a precarious situation, with no stable future prospects. In addition, children, who make up 40% of the total population, are threatened by early school dropout, child labour and early marriage. Tdh activities focus on helping the refugee population and the host communities through providing fair access to child protection services. We also work towards the implementation of restorative justice for children in conflict with the law and in contact with the justice system.

What we do

Child protection

Tdh supports vulnerable children and families and works to strengthen formal and informal (community-based) systems in order to prevent and respond to abuse, exploitation and violence, such as child labour and gender-based violence. Tdh and its partners provide psychosocial activities aiming at restoring and strengthening children’s resilience and their psychosocial wellbeing. The children most at risk are provided with individualised follow-up. Youth empowerment and community capacity building are at the heart of our activities to strengthen the role of children and young people in their own development.

Access to justice

Tdh promotes access to justice for children in contact with the justice system. Tdh works with national authorities such as the Juvenile Police Department to ensure that girls and boys in contact with the justice system are dealt with in an appropriate way that respects their rights. In detention centres for minors, Tdh offers psychosocial support and learning opportunities such as vocational training. Tdh works with public authorities to promote dignity in detention through capacity building and technical support of social workers in detention facilities and to facilitate and encourage the use of alternative measures to detention for children.

Jordan: helping children to be children again

Terre des hommes in Jordan

Beneficiaries in 2021

 

13,391 people

Expatriate staff / National staff

 

2 / 31

Budget 2021

 

CHF 2,275,000.-

 

 

 

Where we work

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Timeline

2007
Start of Tdh’s intervention in the region to bring psychological and social support to Iraqi refugee children and their families 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.
2020
Launch of a comprehensive programme that addresses violence against children through an integrated approach covering both access to justice and protection needs of children affected by migration with a focus on systems strengthening.
2021
Tdh Models of Action for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support are rolled out in camp and non-camp settings.

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Annual report 2021
Courage N° 72: Syria: 10 years of war
Making a positive impact for children - MENA Annual Report 2020
Terre des hommes’ delegation in Jordan
Contribute to the improvement of the access to child protection and justice systems in Jordan

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