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Een gezin dat Mosul ontvlucht (foto: DRA) Terre des Hommes Noodhulp Irak

Dutch organizations support 170.000 war victims in Iraq

Iraq

In March the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) started humanitarian operations to assist 170.000 highly vulnerable Iraqi civilians affected by the ongoing military operations in Mosul and the Tigris corridor. Displaced families as well as returnees receive immediate protection support, emergency health care as well as access to safe water and sanitation.

De koning ontmoet Sweetie tijdens bezoek aan de The Hague Security Delta Terre des Hommes Sweetie seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen

Dutch King meets Sweetie during visit to The Hague Security Delta

General

His Majesty the King of the Netherlands has been introduced to Sweetie 2.0, the chatbot which addresses worldwide webcam sex with children, during a working visit to The Hague Security Delta (HSD).

Terre des Hommes Netherlands child protection in health context workshop AHAIC 2017

“Child protection is essential in achieving a healthier Africa”

Ethiopia
Kenya
Uganda
Tanzania

Health practitioners at all levels can and should play a key role in recognising victims of child abuse and exploitation. In addition, health practitioners should ensure that children are protected at all times while getting health services. Terre des Hommes Netherlands has been lobbying for these two issues during the Africa Health Agenda 2017 International Conference (AHAIC 2017).

FIFA benoemt Terre des Hommes tot lid adviesraad mensenrechten

Terre des Hommes appointed to FIFA human rights advisory board

General

Terre des Hommes has been appointed as a founder member of a new human rights advisory board set up by FIFA.

International premiere of documentary ‘Children of the Webcam’ Terre des Hommes webcamseks met kinderen

International premiere of documentary ‘Children of the Webcam’

Philippines

Today the documentary ‘Children of the Webcam’ will be shown in Manila, capital of the Philippines, to an audience of no less than six hundred men. The documentary about online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines was established in close cooperation with Terre des Hommes. The public today consists mainly of employees of the Philippine police, civil servants and journalists.

'Europe, your decisions concern life or death'.  A letter of 156 ngo's to Europe Terre des Hommes Vluchtelingen

'Europe, your decisions concern life or death'

General

'Europe, your decisions concern life and death. Show leadership and show that you stand for the rights and values, which are ​the founding principles of the European Union for over 60 years.' That's the message of a letter on behalf of 156 NGOs, including Terre des Hommes.

Giro555 start actie Help Slachtoffers Hongersnood Terre des Hommes noodhulp Zuid-Soedan

Giro555 launches help famine victims campaign

South-Sudan

Today, the Cooperating Aid Organizations (Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties) announce a national campaign for famine victims in Yemen, north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan. In total, 20 million people are suffering from serious malnutrition in these and neighbouring countries. In South Sudan alone, 100,000 people are living on the brink of starvation.

Bangladesh wil kindhuwelijken in ‘bijzondere gevallen’ weer toestaan Terre des Hommes Wahid Adnan Kindbruiden

Bangladesh to Allow ‘Special Cases’ in Child Marriage Law Face Criticism

Bangladesh

The parliament in Bangladesh has been criticsed by civil society for allowing child marriages  in 'special cases'. The law allows girls under the age of 18 to marry. This is a major setback in the fight against child marriages in the country.

OC includes human rights in host city contract Olympic Games Terre des Hommes Children's Rights

IOC includes human rights in host city contract Olympic Games

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The move by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to incorporate human rights principles in its Host City Contract could help prevent major abuses by future Olympic hosts, says the Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA) of which Terre des Hommes is a member.

Philippines wants prison sentences for children from the age of 9

Philippines

In the Philippines a bill has been submitted to lower the minimum punishable age for children from 15 to 9 years old. The proposal comes from allies of President Duterte.

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