The Annual report provides an overview of the work, impact and achievements of Terre des Hommes Netherlands in East Africa and Madagascar in 2022.
In 2022, catastrophic events such as droughts/famine, armed conflict and floods triggered humanitarian crises in different parts of Africa, exposing thousands of children to all forms of exploitation. Additionally, in the face of rapid technological advances and growing digitalisation, new generations of children are growing up in an online environment with potential for numerous opportunities, but also new risks. Child exploitation is on the rise attributed to the systemic injustices inherent in social norms, poor governance and accountability practices and poverty.
In this context, TdH NL worked to reverse the negative trend of child exploitation. We worked closely with partners to implement interventions in the development and humanitarian sector to address child protection issues, developed innovative approaches in emergency response, strengthened engagements and partnerships and advanced our lobby & advocacy efforts at the country and regional level.
Driven to fight against child exploitation, we managed to achieve a huge impact. We have reached a total of 185,219 beneficiaries in 2022. These include 97,021 children (52,758 Girls under 18 years and 44,263 Boys under 18 years), 74,673 family and community members, 9,494 CSO representatives, 2,343 Government Officials, 268 Law Enforcement Agencies, 636 private sector staff and 784 other stakeholders.
We appreciate our donors, development partners and stakeholders who have supported us to ensure that the safety and welfare of children are upheld.
We will forge on and continue to implement our flagship programs successfully for the sake of the children we serve! We owe it to them to create a better, safe world, free from all forms of exploitation.
We invite you to read our 2022 highlights in the report and continue to work with us to realise our mission and vision.