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Nederlandse hulporganisaties slaan opnieuw handen ineen voor Irak Terre des Hommes

Once again Dutch aid organisations join forces in Iraq

Iraq

For the fourth time in four years, seven Dutch aid organisations, united in the Dutch Relief Alliance, join forces to provide aid to displaced families in Iraq and those returning. The organisations have been working together in Iraq since 2015 and for the first time expand their aid to more than 76,000 people in the central and western parts of the country.

Kinderhandel bij gemeenten Noord-Holland nog te weinig in beeld Terre des Hommes stopt kinderuitbuiting

Municipalities in the province of North-Holland pay insufficient attention to child trafficking

Netherlands

In the province of North-Holland there has been a decline in the number of registered victims of child sexual exploitation. According to mayor Piet Bruinooge of Alkmaar, only 15 per cent of them are visible.

Positieve resultaten onderzoek naar alternatieve zorg voor kinderen in Azië

Positive results research into alternative care for children in Asia

General

Research has shown that eight shelters for children that Terre des Hommes collaborates with, comply with the required high standards.

Burgemeester van Den Haag bezoekt Terre des Hommes

Mayor of The Hague visits Terre des Hommes

General

Today the mayor of The Hague, Pauline Krikke, visited Terre des Hommes' office. The working visit is part of her getting acquainted with the city. Terre des Hommes had a first. It was Mrs Krikke's first visit to an NGO based in The Hague in the exercise of her function as mayor.

Onderzoek naar kwetsbaarheid van kinderen in Noord-Kenia Terre des Hommes

Research into vulnerability of children in northern Kenya

Kenia

Terre des Hommes will conduct a research how the conditions for children have changed due to the recent economic and administrative developments in the Marsabit region in northern Kenya.

Gilrs Not Brides Alliantie krijgt Geuzenpenning voor strijd tegen kindhuwelijken terre des hommes

Girls Not Brides awarded 'Geuzenpenning' for the fight against child marriages

Bangladesh
India
Tanzania

The 2018 Geuzenpenning (Beggars' medal) was awarded to Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. This was announced by the Geuzenpenning foundation on Friday. Princess Mabel of Orange, chairwoman of Girls Not Brides, and executive director Lakshmi Sundaram will receive the award.

‘Eerste jaar Loverboymeldpunt WATCH Nederland succesvol’ Terre des Hommes seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen

‘First year Loverboy hotline WATCH Nederland successful’

Netherlands

During the first year of its existence, WATCH Netherlands, hotline and research bureau for sexual exploitation of minors in the Netherlands, including loverboy activities, received 131 reports. Following a first screening for indicators of human trafficking (the criminal offence that covers sexual exploitation), 61 reports prompted intensive investigation by WATCH Netherlands.

Kippenfokkerij biedt Ethiopische meisjes veilige toekomst kinderhandel Afrika Terre des Hommes

Chicken farm offers safe future to Ethiopian girls

Ethiopië

Seven girls from the Ethiopian border town Gende Wuha started a chicken farm with the aid of local Terre des Hommes partner Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD). The girls live in the border area between Ethiopia and Sudan where teenage girls are often working in the sex industry due to poverty.

Kenia: Forse toename seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen door droogte Terre des Hommes Giro555

Kenya: Increase in sexual exploitation of children due to drought

Kenia

Since the beginning of this year, there has been a marked increase in the number of children (mainly young girls) that are being sexually exploited in Lodwar, Turkana’s capital. It is estimated that the number of victims has increased from 50 to 500.

Watch Nepal pakt seksuele uitbuiting van kinderen door toeristen aan Terre des Hommes

Watch Nepal tackles sexual exploitation of children by tourists

Nepal

Together with four local partners in Kathmandu, Terre des Hommes wants to tackle sexual exploitation of Nepalese children by tourists and other travellers.