Terre des Hommes steunt Nationale Actie voor Sint Maarten

Terre des Hommes supports national relief campaign for Sint Maarten


Terre des Hommes, as a Giro555-member, supports the national relief campaign to help Sint Maarten. The Caribbean island has been hit hard by hurricane Irma, who destroyed the island last week. The Red Cross organises a day of action today. Terre des Hommes calls for the Dutch community to mobilise.

Philippine police keen to use Sweetie software to stop online child abuse

Philippine police keen to use Sweetie software to stop online child abuse


The National Police and the Department of Justice in the Philipines are keen to adopt the Sweetie 2.0 software to fight the growing demand for webcamsex with children. The Sweetie team visited the Philippines to demonstrate the chatbot software and train several government agencies. 

Europa geen veilige vluchthaven voor vluchtkinderen vluchtkinderen vluchtelingen Terre des Hommes

Europe still not a save haven for refugee children


Europe still struggles greatly to become a safe haven for migrant children who are travelling alone. Ignoring all previous agreements, France sent children back to Italy earlier in the year. Some children are seen as adults and treated as such. Children do not receive separate safe places, but are forced to sleep in the same place as adults they do not know.

 Bangladesh floods Terre des Hommes emergency relief humanitarian aid

TDH provides emergency relief in flooded Bangladesh


Everything is underwater. Drinking water is not available: sinks and toilets are broken so the water is too contaminated to drink. While the Dutch media reports about Americans on boats in the flooded US city of Houston, 88.969 people are marooned in the Kurigram district of Bangladesh.

Klimaatverandering leidt tot kinderuitbuiting Terre des Hommes Kenia Turkana

Climate change leads to child exploitation


Children on the run for the effects of climate change are often forced to do dangerous and humiliating work to survive. This is how climate change indirectly effects child exploitation. That is the conclusion of a Terre des Hommes research into the connection between the two phenomena.

Webcamseks met kinderen steeds gruwelijker Terre des Hommes Filippijnen

Webcam child sex increasingly atrocious


Extensive media coverage is also given to the phenomenon of webcam sex with children in Germany these days. Earlier this month, a 48-year- old German national was arrested for commercial sexual abuse of Philippino children. The Public Prosecutor in Bavaria takes the case seriously and speaks of “the still new phenomenon of Webcam Child Sex Tourism”.

‘IMAGE PLUS’ aims to help 9,000 girls in Bangladesh

‘IMAGE PLUS’ aims to help 9,000 girls in Bangladesh


Followed successful implementation of the project ‘Initiatives for Married Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment (IMAGE)’, Terre des Hommes Netherlands Bangladesh Country Office and other implementing partners launched a second phase of the project called ‘IMAGE PLUS’.

Terugkijken op een jaar Girls Advocacy Alliantie Terre des Hommes seksuele uitbuiting van meisjes

Looking back at one year of Girls Advocacy Alliance


In 2016, the five-year program of the Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) began. In the Girls Advocacy Alliance, Terre des Hommes works with the organisations Plan Netherlands and Defence for Children – ECPAT to eliminate violence against girls and young women and to strengthen their economic chances in society through lobbying and advocacy.

Thaise jongen krijgt $25.000 schadevergoeding van Amerikaanse misbruiker seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen Thailand

Thai boy demands compensation from the American who abused him


A Thai boy has demanded compensation for an American court from the American who abused him in Thailand. The compensation is granted. The boy, Tima, gets 25,000 dollars. The 54-year-old American teacher from Alabama is sentenced to 27 years in prison for producing and possessing child pornography. He used to travel to South East Asia for the purpose of abusing children.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands East Africa map with children helped in 2016

Help for 21.413 children in East-Africa


In 2016, Terre des Hommes Netherlands helped 21,413 children in our four East African focus countries Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. One in five was a victim of child exploitation: 1,374 children were rescued from child trafficking, 374 children were withdrawn from sexual exploitation, 2,156 were saved from child abuse, and 416 were helped to stop with child labour.