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TDH - Terre des Hommes


Headquarter: Avenue de Montchoisi 15, CH-1006 Lausanne, Switzerland

Since its creation in 1960, the mission of Terre des Hommes (TDH) has been to come to the aid of children in need. It endeavours at all times to defend the rights of children, in times of war and natural disasters, or in less publicized situations of distress.

Today, the Terre des Hommes Foundation is a significant force among children's aid organizations in Switzerland and throughout the world. It is the largest non-governmental organization (NGO) for children's aid in Switzerland. TDH has development projects and emergency relief programs in more than 30 countries. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional donations, of which 85% flows directly into the TDH programs.

The Projects

  • Sri Lanka: Civil War & Tsunami Relief Project
    Active in Sri Lanka since 1978, in 2010 Terre des hommes (Tdh) supported more than 56,000 people to overcome difficulties linked to the aftermath of 25 years of war and the 2004 tsunami.
  • Indonesia: Earthquake Relief Project
    Active in Indonesia since 2009, when the country was badly hit by one of the most violent Earthquakes of the last 20 years, Terre des hommes (Tdh) has lead activities of child protection and psychosocial support. In 2010, more than 3,404 people benefited from the project implemented.
  • Haiti: Earthquake Relief Project
    In Haiti since 1989, Terre des hommes (Tdh) takes care of children suffering from malnutrition, develops access to water and sanitation, and brings emergency aid after the disasters - earthquake and cyclones - that hit the country.
  • India: Child Health & Sanitation Project
    Active in India since 1971, Terre des hommes (Tdh) runs projects dealing with health, water and sanitation and fight against child trafficking. Disaster preparedness is a cross cutting issue in all activities.
  • Kenya: Famine Relief Project
    In 2011 in Kenya, the famine threatens 2.5 million residents and refugees who walked there from Somalia. Terre des homes (Tdh) started a health and nutrition program for more than 8,000 children under five years old and 350 pregnant women suffering from malnutrition.