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Bordering Syria, Lebanon is hosting almost one million Syrian refugees and more than 175,000 Palestinian refugees who often live in precarious conditions. Children are the first to experience domestic and sexual violence, exploitation, early marriage and dropping out of school. Tdh works to provide them with appropriate services, raises awareness on children’s rights and fosters community engagement on child protection issues. Tdh is also involved in promoting a child-friendly justice system in Lebanon.

What we do

Child protection

We individually support vulnerable people and distribute materials adapted to their needs. We assist refugee children in street situations and their families to improve their resilience through psychosocial and recreational activities. For girls at risk of gender-based violence, we have set up safe spaces where they can talk freely about the problems they face. We are strengthening the long-term ability of community actors through the creation of child protection networks in Palestinian camps and awareness raising among refugee and host communities.

Access to Justice

Tdh supports the implementation of child-friendly restorative justice. Representatives from the formal and informal Lebanese justice system are instructed and trained in child protection, children’s rights and child justice. Tdh is one of the only organisations to document the mechanisms of customary justice in the Palestinian camps in Lebanon and to strengthen the abilities of religious judges – as part of the formal justice system - to promote the establishment of restorative justice in family law that respects children’s rights.

Protecting children in Lebanon

Surviving early marriage and war: The 18 year old girl introduces herself as an early marriage “survivor”. She has already referred many cases of early-married girls to Tdh in Lebanon.

Lely, early married girl that had to flee Syria


Terre des hommes in Lebanon

Beneficiaries 2019


32,669 people

Expatriate / local employees


3 / 4

Budget 2020


CHF 3,207,004.-




Where we work

Supported by


First Terre des hommes project in Lebanon in the context of the civil war.
Initiation of the project for Palestinian refugees.
Start of the project to face the Syrian crisis.
Research to strengthen the structure of child-oriented restorative justice.

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Annual Report 2020
Terre des hommes COVID-19 Rapid Needs Assessment in the Palestinian Camps of Lebanon
Stand up for Social Change: Towards better prevention and protection of most vulnerable children and youth from violence, abuse and exploitation
Making a positive impact for children - MENA Annual Report 2020
Courage N° 72: Syria: 10 years of war

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