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Schrijnende omstandigheden voor vluchtkinderen op de Griekse eilanden

Dire conditions for refugee children on Greek islands

General

There are currently over 15,000 people housed in refugee camps on the Greek islands, including more than 5,000 children. These children live in unsafe and dangerous conditions.

Diverse Coalition to Establish Centre for Sport & Human Rights in 2018 Children Win! Terre des Hommes

Diverse Coalition to Establish Centre for Sport & Human Rights in 2018

General

An unprecedented coalition of sports bodies, intergovernmental organisations, governments, athletes, hosts, sponsors, broadcasters, civil society representatives, trade unions, employers, and national human rights institutions have today unveiled plans to establish an independent Centre for Sport & Human Rights in 2018. Terre des Hommes is one of the stakeholders supporting this initiative

 Koop uw Sint-cadeaus bij Dille & Kamille en steun Terre des Hommes

Buy your Saint Nicholas gifts at Dille & Kamille and support Terre des Hommes

Netherlands

Buy your Saint Nicholas gifts and support Terre des Hommes at the same time? You can, right now, at Dille & Kamille. For every wooden toy sold in the week leading up to Saint Nicholas, 1 euro will be donated to Terre des Hommes.

870 kindarbeiders ontdekt in Oeganda Terre des Hommes

870 child labourers discovered in Oeganda

Oeganda

In a study in two districts in Uganda, Terre des Hommes found 870 child labourers. Many of the children work in dangerous gold mines. With information sessions to local leaders, parents and children, Terre des Hommes is fighting against child labour in the districts. With result, the local authorities take their responsibility.

Maak kans op een Tony Chocolonely regenboog pakket Terre des Hommes tweedehands winkels kringloopwinkels

Win a Tony Chocolonely rainbow pack

Netherlands

Visit our second-hand stores and gain a chance to win a Tony Chocolonely rainbow pack, until the 13th of December.

28 jaar erkenning voor kinderrechten Terre des Hommes Internationale Dag vande  rechten van het Kind

28 years of recognition for children's rights

General

On November 20, the International Day of the Rights of the Child celebrates its 28th anniversary. This treaty, which was adopted by the United Nations in 1989, has now been signed by almost every country in the world.

India Terre des Hommes kinderarbeid Sustainable Standards Conference

TDH puts child rights on agenda international sustainability conference

India

Terre des Hommes succeeded on putting child rights on the agenda of a high level international sustainability conference in India. Today, on the third day of the Sustainability Standards: International Dialogue & Conference (ISS), Terre des Hommes is co-hosting a session on business and children’s rights.

Terre des Hommes Giro555 Kenia Droogte

Humanitarian aid for one million children

Kenia

Six months after the Giro555 ‘Help famine victims’ campaign, over 64% of the more than € 35 million has been spent. The remainder will be spent on emergency aid within a year from the campaign. Most of the money went to the 20 million people in need of aid in South Sudan, northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Part of the proceeds is used for aid to neighbouring countries.

India: Geen trouwkaarten meer voor kindhuwelijken

India: No more wedding cards for child marriages

India

10 printers in the Karnataka region of India have decided to stop printing wedding cards for families that want to marry off their child. From now on, they will ask the parents for a birth-certificate or an official document that indicates the child's age.

Terre des Hommes tackelt kindersekstoerist in Nepal seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen

Terre des Hommes tackles child sex tourist in Nepal

Nepal

The Dutch child sex tourist Henk K. (75) was arrested in Nepal for abusing minors. He was caught red-handed with four children in a guesthouse in Kotheswor.