Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Through their health, protection and emergency relief programmes, they provide assistance to over four million children and their families in around 40 countries each year.
Tdh, founded in 1960, is an independent, neutral and impartial Swiss organisation committed to bringing meaningful and lasting change to the lives of children and youth, especially to those most exposed to risks. They strive to improve their well-being and ensure the effective application of their rights as defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant human rights instruments. To make a difference, they focus on the areas of maternal and child health, children and youth migration, and access to justice. They aim to empower children and youth through active participation. They advocate for the respect of children’s rights, supporting them in voicing their needs and interests. They work in fragile and conflict settings, as well as in stable environments.