Support to Syrian refugees
The ongoing conflict in Syria has led more than five million people to flee their country, among them many children. Most of these people have escaped to neighboring countries, such as Lebanon and Jordan. Terre des hommes (Tdh) protects vulnerable children affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon and Jordan from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect.
No end in sight
Both countries are currently hosting more than 1,6 Million Syrian refugees registered by UNHCR. Among them, more than half of them are children. However, the total amount of registered and non-registered Syrian refugees reaches more than 2,8 Million in both countries. With no end in sight to the conflict, the future of these children is increasingly bleak. Many are forced to leave school due to overcrowding, discrimination and violence. As families face a lack of financial resources or are not allowed to work, they often resort to negative coping mechanisms such as child labor. Due to the lack of educational opportunities, child marriage and domestic violence are on the rise. Children from host communities are not spared. This forced cohabitation has led to increased economic pressures and social tensions.
Tdh meets the most dire needs of child refugees and children from host communities in Lebanon and Jordan. Through our project funded by AFD and with the financial support of the EU MADAD fund, we protect vulnerable children affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon and Jordan from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect through equitable access to quality child protection services.
A place to play
In collaboration with local partners, Tdh identifies the most vulnerable children and provides case management and psychosocial support through recreational, arts and sports activities as well as non-formal education and vocational training. We also raise awareness among children and their families and the prevention of child-related risks such as early marriage; and build the capacities of local partners and communities for a long-term impact.
After Zayane's family was forcibly displaced, relationships became strained. Her children were neglected. Zayane asked for psychological support from Tdh's local partner organisation. Several support sessions helped resolve the family's difficulties.
Zayane, mother of a displaced family in SyriaRead more...