Program Contribution for Fondation Terre des hommes 2023-2024
The program of the Terre des hommes Foundation (TdhF) aims to sustainably reduce child mortality and morbidity and to secure access to health, sanitation and clean water for mothers and children (0-18 years) in severe poverty. Children in contexts of migration, conflict and disasters, and child victims of violence are better protected. International standards in child-friendly justice are promoted. Humanitarian interventions in fragile contexts, combined with poverty reduction and sustainable development are promoted through innovative work with children and youths.
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Conflict & fragility
Protection, access & security
Migration generally (development aspects and partnerships)
Health systems strengthening
Primary health care
Forced displacement (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
- Terre des Hommes Lausanne
A quarter of the global child population lives in fragile and/or conflict-affected contexts. Children and women are disproportionately affected. Conflicts, violent extremism, the proliferation of arms, mass displacements and the resulting erosion of the rule of law are on the rise.
One in six children was living in a conflict zone in 2020. That amounts to approximately 452 million children – a 5% increase from 2019. Most of them suffer and many die from malnutrition, poor hygiene and insufficient access to healthcare. Most new-born and maternal deaths are due to easily preventable conditions or conditions that could be treated by access to simple and affordable interventions.
Crises increase displacement and migration of people, including unaccompanied children, increasing children’s vulnerabilities due to family separation, labour exploitation and child trafficking. In 2020, 36 million international migrants were under the age of 18.
There is clear evidence that the situation of the children got worse due to the indirect impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2021 as well. More children suffered from violence, malnutrition or lost their access to education and essential services.
|Objectives||New-borns, girls and boys, youths, and their families, among the most marginalized, access opportunities to survive and thrive to become healthy and active members of their communities and are supported by inclusive and accountable institutions.|
- TdhF strengthens civil society and country ownership in accordance with the provisions of the “OECD-DAC Recommendations on Enabling Civil Society” and the relevant “GPEDC principles”.
- Strengthening local partner organizations' capacity to address gender inequality and unequal power relationships, including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment.
- Reorganisation of management and financial stability of TdhF are consolidated.
- New-borns, children and mothers have increased access to better quality essential health and WASH services, through innovation, participatory approaches and digital health.
- Children and youth along migratory routes and/or in displacement – especially women and girls – are less vulnerable to rights violations and have enhanced dignity due to improved access to relevant information and to adequate services including livelihood.
- Children and youth access more efficient, inclusive and contextually relevant formal and informal justice systems, conflict prevention practices, and normative frameworks that apply the principles of the rule of law and child-friendly justice.
- Children and youth at risk of or affected by violence have improved their psychosocial well-being through a strengthened protective environment.
- Child-protection and health stakeholders are influenced by relevant knowledge, innovative and digital practices, and evidence-based participatory advocacy developed by TdhF and partners, enhance effective service delivery and self-determined positive changes among children and youths.
- During 2021, TdhF has identified 5 good practices for strengthening civil society.
- Active participation in the Learning Journey on CSO strengthening/national ownership with SDC and Swiss NGOs and sharing good practices.
- In 30 program countries, TdhF partners have access to case management processes and tools to deal with cases, including PSEAH, raised by NGO staff or citizens/beneficiaries.
- TdhF is in line with its reserve replenishment targets and is in line with Zewo's expectations, with reserves of CHF 20.3 million.
Results from previous phases:
- TdhF has reached 5.1 million people in 2021 – 59% children – in almost 30 different contexts of the 5 regions: Africa, Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
- More than 4 million individuals received support from TdhF Health Program in 2021, while pre- and post-natal consultations and assisted deliveries are on the rise in practically all countries of TdhF intervention. Moreover TdhF digital health program in Burkina Faso currently has a coverage of over 85% of the national health system and contributes to the delivery of quality services and universal health coverage.
- 124 learning spaces have been available to children and young people in migration situations.
- Around 4000 children in conflict with law have benefited from measures avoiding their imprisonment.
- 83.4% of girls and boys benefitting from activities aimed at strengthening their resilience expressed an improved psychosocial wellbeing.
- Finally 30% of children and youth involved in research, advocacy and innovation initiatives reported that their participation has enabled them to be more active in positive change processes.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
Swiss Non-profit Organisation
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 16’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 0|
|Project phases||Phase 12 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2024 (Current phase) Phase 9 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018 (Completed) Phase 8 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016 (Completed) Phase 7 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014 (Completed)|