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Many children and young people risk their lives on migration routes. They are often victims of abuse, exploitation, trafficking or may find themselves confronted with an inadequate judicial system. We accompany them and strengthen their access to justice. We support the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene in strengthening the health system, within the framework of our projects in maternal, neonatal and child health. We develop our programmes in a transversal way to respond to COVID-19.

What we do

Mother and child health

Our teams provide support to more than 200 health centres in the districts of Macina, Markala, Niono, Ségou, Baroueli, Bla, San and Tominian. Through the training and supervision of SIMSONE project staff, we are improving the quality of care for mothers and newborns. The IeDA project provides health workers with a tool to help diagnose and manage childhood illnesses. All health projects are part of an integrated approach, including EHA activities for infection prevention and control. Tdh also developed multi-sectoral projects to support the Malian government in the response to COVID-19.

Children and youth in migration

Our social workers provide appropriate support to migrant children and protect them from the risks of abuse and exploitation. We work with local authorities and communities to ensure a protective and safe environment for children on the move. They are welcomed in our spaces where psychosocial support and information are offered. We also provide access to medical and nutritional care for internally displaced persons through mobile teams made up of health workers.

Access to justice

We support COSURE (a committee for the follow-up and reinsertion of children in conflict with the law) which coordinates actions and allows for exchanges on issues of access to justice for children. Advocacy supported by Tdh and led by this Committee led to the release of more than 100 children. We are involved in setting up children's quarters in the Bollé Detention, Re-education and Rehabilitation Centre for Women. This ensures that detained mothers and their children under the age of three have better conditions of detention.

Specialised care

The specialised care programme enables children with certain serious conditions such as heart disease to receive appropriate treatment. Ten children were operated on in Europe in 2020 despite the pandemic. The healed children returned to their country and are followed by our teams. They are reintegrated into school or receive vocational training. Tdh also promotes the prevention and management of oesophageal burns due to accidental ingestions of caustic soda.
 

"Tdh teaches us to look for solutions to our problems."

Lavilé, a boy released from a Malian prison

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Terre des hommes in Mali

Beneficiaries 2019

 

302,891 people

Expatriate / local employees

 

6 / 99

Budget 2020

 

CHF 3,051,891.-

 

 

 

Where we work

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Timeline

2012
Tdh opens its Mali delegation with the launch of a project to fight malnutrition.
2013
A project supporting unaccompanied child migrants is launched.
2014
Tdh begins operations in the fields of water and hygiene and newborn health.
2015
Start of our activities in juvenile justice.
2016
The first Malian child is sent to Switzerland for heart surgery.

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Related publications

Courage No. 71: A training that saves lives in Mali
Annual Report 2020
Study on the issues and risks for child protection in the Segou region in Mali
Specialised care programme - Annual Report 2016
Infopage WASH_EN

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