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Syrian refugee children back to school on '5 uur live'


Hundreds of thousands of refugee children from Syria are waiting in Lebanon and Jordan for peace so that they can return to their homes. Most of them are in a hopeless situation. They live with their families in camps and are especially vulnerable to exploitation, such as child trafficking and child labour. They often can not attend school.

TDH keeps key stakeholders together to fight child labour in the Indian mica industry


The image speaks for itself. A young girl chipping small shards of mica from a rock wall with a heavy pickaxe. Her tiny arms barely able to hold up the axe. At a gathering yesterday to discuss challenges and solutions to fight child labour in the Indian mica industry, there wasn’t one person in the room who wasn’t moved by this image.

Carel Kok new director Terre des Hommes

Due to protracted illness of Albert Jaap van Santbrink, the Supervisory Board appointed Carel Kok as director of Terre des Hommes last week. 

Terre des Hommes Netherlands Best practice of Children On The Move programme Ethiopia shared at Child Migrant conference

Best practice of Children On The Move programme Ethiopia shared at Child Migrant conference


Collaboration with and capacity building of government institutions leads to better secured protection, as well as greater opportunities for safe family reunification of child migrants.

Nieuwsbericht Mica Mijn

Child labour widely used in automotive and electronic industry


Research by Terre des Hommes on the global mining of mica, a mineral with unique glimmering, heat-resistant and insulating properties, shows that this mineral is widely used in the automotive and electronics industry. At the same time, producers are not or barely aware of the wide use of mica in their products, or of the conditions under which it is extracted.

Asia Terre des Hommes contributes to report on sexual exploitation of children in Southeast Asia

Eye-opening report presents stark reality of the rise of sexual exploitation of children in Southeast Asia


Southeast Asia's booming economy is undergoing impressive growth in a number of sectors.

'Ellie op patrouille' met Terre des Hommes in Kenia

Collaboration with Kenyan police highlighted on Dutch national television


The Dutch television programme ‘Ellie Op Patrouille’ (Ellie On Patrol) featuring the unique collaboration between Terre des Hommes Netherlands and the police in Lodwar, Turkana, will be broadcast in The Netherlands on Tuesday 6 March 2018. In this area of Northern Kenya, Terre des Hommes Netherlands partners with the local police to fight against the sexual exploitation of children.

Goed gedrag medewerkers Terre des Hommes

Conduct of staff


Recently there has been a lot of commotion due to undesirable behaviour of humanitarian aid workers in Haiti. Terre des Hommes Netherlands is equally shocked by these revelations. Such behaviour is totally unacceptable.

Meer dan 7.000 kinderen eisen hun recht op onderwijs op dankzij ‘Back to the Future’

Over 7,000 children in Lebanon reclaim their right to education


In its first out of three years, the major education initiative ‘Back to the Future’ reached over 7,000 Syrian and Lebanese children.

Oeganda zet de aanpak van kinderhandel hoger op de agenda Terre des Hommes

Uganda pushes issue of child trafficking higher up the agenda


Uganda pushes the problem of child trafficking higher up the political agenda. The country signed the Palermo Protocol against trafficking in persons, women and children, but the government has not yet adopted the protocol. Lobbying by Terre des Hommes’ partner Fida Uganda has helped putting this protocol high on the agenda for ratification.