Rohingya Emergency
More than 360,000 children who were victims to violence have found refuge in Bangladesh. They are in desperate need of immediate assistance.

Pakistan

Promoting education, improving hygiene conditions in primary schools and protecting children living or working in the street are the priorities of our projects in Pakistan.

The situation in Pakistan

In Pakistan, violence linked to conflicts between rival groups, the precarious economic situation and chronic natural disasters have forced 1.8 million people to flee their homes. The country hosts over 1.5 million refugees, two thirds of whom are children. Many of them are forced to work to help their families coping with extreme poverty, food insecurity and limited access to healthcare and education.

What we do

Child protection

Together with our local partner, we work to create a better environment and opportunities for children, mostly Afghan refugees, who live or work in the streets of Peshawar. Four centres located close to the children’s workplaces offer them health services, education, psychological and social counselling as well as space for sports and recreation. Families, teachers and employers are also involved through child protection workshops. One of the objectives of these centres is to help the children join regular school. More than 900 children benefited from this support in 2015.

Water and hygiene at school

Rural schools in Pakistan often still lack safe drinking water and toilets. Terre des hommes and its local partner are building latrines, lavatories and wells in 92 primary schools of the severely flood-affected region of Nowshera. In addition, teachers are trained to promote hygiene practices and maintain the facilities. Better hygiene conditions at school not only improve the children’s health, they are also a strong incentive for children, especially girls and children with disabilities, to attend school. Hygiene promotion and enrolment campaigns in the communities support these measures.

"I was 10 when my parents died and my brother and I left home to find work. I was treated like an animal and ended up alone on the streets. I lost hope."

Irfan, a Tdh beneficiary in Peshawar

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Terre des hommes in Pakistan

Beneficiaries in 2015

24,372 people

Expatriate / national staff

1 / 3

2016 budget

CHF 483,885.-

Where we work

Nowshera, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Local partners

Flowers

 

Where we work

Supported by

Timeline

2002
Tdh begins its activities in Pakistan.
2005
Emergency aid following the earthquake.
2010
Emergency aid following the floods.

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Related publications

Making an Impact for Children: Annual Report 2016
Thematic policy - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Thematic Policy - Enhancing child protection systems

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