Emergency aid in South Soudan
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Since March 2014, the conflict in eastern Ukraine has claimed thousands of lives and has led to more than 1.1 million people being displaced. Many children find it difficult to get used to their new surroundings and suffer from stress and anxiety. In addition to direct material aid, Terre des hommes provides psychosocial support for children, as well as child protection training for local stakeholders.

What we do

Psychosocial support

We provide psychosocial support to conflict-affected and displaced children and their families. As part of this project, we set up toy libraries fully equipped with creative resources, and provide recreational tools to schools and creative centers. These libraries help ease tensions between local populations and displaced families by providing them with a place to meet and discuss. Tdh also trains education specialists in matters relating to psychosocial support for children and instructs them on  Child Protection Minimum Standards.

Emergency aid for displaced families

In order to help those affected by the conflict, Tdh provided in 2016 direct material aid (food and non-food items, cash assistance) to families. This means that displaced families had enough food and supplies to get through the winter. This is vital as the harsh winter conditions caused food prices to rise, on top of the added expense of utilities and warm clothing.

Before the conflict, Pavlo was good in school and loved athletics. But during the first months with his new classmates, he felt lonely and aggressive and could not play sports. Until the day his teacher invited him to the “ludoteka”.

Pavlo, child refugee in Ukraine


Terre des hommes in Ukraine

Beneficiaries in 2016


42,196 people

Expatriate staff / National staff


2 / 19

Budget 2017


CHF 819,704


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Terre des hommes begins its mission in Ukraine.

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