Palestine is facing a protracted crisis due to prolonged occupation and recurrent escalations of armed hostilities. 40% of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 900,000 children. Children suffer from various protection issues, including conflict-related violence, child marriage, gender-based and domestic violence. Terre des hommes (Tdh) and its partners support vulnerable children and families through strengthening protection and access to justice systems, providing mental health and psycho-social support, as well as education and humanitarian assistance.

What we do

Child protection

Tdh strengthens the child protection system by supporting the Ministry of Social Development in enhancing legislations, policies, guidelines and mechanisms aligned with international standards. Tdh and its partners also work at the community level to directly support girls, boys and youth at risk of violence and survivors of violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, child marriage, child labour, out-of-school children and children affected by conflict through protection and education services.

Access to Justice

Tdh works with children, youth, caregivers, communities and formal as well as informal justice actors to strengthen the justice system through child-friendly policies, capacity building, evidence-based advocacy and tailored awareness-raising activities. We support rehabilitation institutions in Gaza and the West Bank for children in conflict with the law. We enhance the access to non-custodial measures for children in conflict with the law and support mediation processes to avoid children needing to go through judicial procedures.

Humanitarian aid

With the aim of promoting the wellbeing of children affected by the deterioration of political, economic and social conditions in Palestine, Tdh’s humanitarian response and assistance involve protection, education and livelihood services to vulnerable children and their families, including children injured during armed escalations.

Standing alongside the children victims of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for nearly half a century

At only 13 years of age, Mahmoud worked before and after school to help his brothers and sisters. He had no time to study or play with friends. Tdh's Future Hope Centre is now giving him the support he needs to succeed at school.

Mahmoud, a Tdh beneficiary in the Gaza Strip


Terre des hommes in Palestine

Beneficiaries 2021


85,279 people

Expatriate staff / National staff


0 / 13

Budget 2021


CHF 2.5 million




Where we work


Tdh launched its operations in the West Bank.
Tdh launched its operations in Gaza.
Immediately after the war, Tdh provides emergency aid to families in Gaza.
Tdh Palestine launched the AGENCY project, supporting 10 organisations to respond to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Gaza.
Tdh conducted a needs assessment and provided humanitarian support following the escalation of violence in West Bank and Gaza.

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Annual report 2021
Courage No 74: Gaza - a generation under blockade
Thematic Policy - Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises
Making a positive impact for children - MENA Annual Report 2020
Gender Justice to End Violence against Women and Girls Project

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