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Today, the Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is a significant force among children’s aid organisations in Switzerland and throughout the world. It is the largest non-governmental organisation (NGO) for children’s aid in Switzerland. Tdh has development projects and emergency relief programmes in more than 30 countries.
Today, the Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is a significant force among children’s aid organisations in Switzerland and throughout the world. It is the largest non-governmental organisation (NGO) for children’s aid in Switzerland. Tdh has development projects and emergency relief programmes in more than 30 countries.

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Get involved here while helping children in need elsewhere. Do you have a birthday coming up, a sports challenge or a company event to celebrate? This is the perfect opportunity to support a worthy cause. Discover MyTdh and launch your own fundraising campaign to support a cause you care about.

www.mytdh.ch

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Fridaysmile alert! At 20 months, Deepa weighed only 6.3kg. Average weight for this age is 11kg.

Deepa came to the attention of our social workers when she was examined at a growth monitoring session held for children in her community. In addition to advice on good hygiene practices, her parents received financial assistance so they could bring Deepa to the nearest nutritional rehabilitation centre for treatment.

Today, 18 months later, Deepa is a bright, bubbly little girl and weighs 8.2 kg! Read more about her story.

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A cold wave with temperatures that fell to -27 degrees is affecting Eastern #Europe. The first victims are the #refugees fleeing their country on the Balkan route. Many of them are children. They need emergency help and protection: www.tdh.ch/en/nous-soutenir/donner/urgence?urgence=19244

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Evacuation of civilians has begun in besieged area of Aleppo. Children need help and support, now more than ever. Every minute counts. Please help us protect Syrian children.

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It is unacceptable to leave children without proper assistance and protection – even when they stay outside of the official facilities!

In Belgrade City, we have set up a dedicated space for children and mothers where we organise recreational activities for children, offer emergency counseling and legal advice to anyone who needs it, and distribute basic necessities including hygiene and baby items.

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Since last April’s powerful earthquake, Ecuador experiences several aftershocks a day. The already affected families live in fear. Every aftershock brings back old memories of the earthquake.

Our experts use artistic techniques like drawing, theatre and bodily expression to help children discuss their... [read more]

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Order your 2017 wall calendar for a year full of smiles! 12 beautiful pictures will bring children’s happiness to your home. The perfect gift for friends, family or to treat yourself :)

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“It’s historic” said David Naville, Tdh’s delegation head in Colombia. After 52 years of armed conflict, the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group have signed a peace agreement.

For five years, Tdh has worked south of Cordoba, in an area affected by the conflict. Among the demobilised fighters, there are children, who have special needs.

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Restorative juvenile justice is not about letting young offenders out of prison without punishment. Young people must take responsibility for their actions in order to become part of society again.

Lauriane Sallin, Miss Switzerland, realised the importance of this concept while visiting several projects of Tdh in Brazil – including a prison for girls.

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In Bangladesh, more than half of women are married before the age of 18. Child marriage can have serious consequences and may lead to dropping out of school, health issues and abuse.

To fight against early marriage, we work with people like Proma who was herself married very young.
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