What we do
Terre des hommes are a leading child relief agency, improving the lives of millions of the world's most vulnerable children.
Our experts provide support to children who are forced to work, unfairly imprisoned, and made to leave their homes. We prevent children from being exploited and ensure these children can develop themselves in a safe environment. Through making the voices of vulnerable children heard – regardless of where they live – we raise awareness of their needs and ensure their right to a childhood is respected.
We also ensure that children and their families benefit from proper healthcare. Our innovative projects improve access to medical care, water and sanitation in the most underprivileged communities worldwide, improving not just the health of those we reach, but also the health systems they access.
We provide swift aid to children and families affected by disaster and conflict. These emergency measures are followed up by long-term development programmes which promote sustainable development, focussing on the immediate needs of children and their families without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.