Rapport annuel 2017 TDHIF

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Terre des Hommes International Federation continued to stand shoulder to shoulder with children to defend their rights in 2017. From helping over 7,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon gain access to education, to voicing the fears of verbal, physical and sexual violence felt by child labourers to the International Labour Organisation, we have been unwavering in our commitment to protect children and their rights, and support equitable development worldwide.

Our 2017 Annual Report, Making Children Heard Across the Globe, details how Terre des Hommes has put children’s voices and wellbeing at the heart of our work. We have been there when children needed us – treating over 2,000 Rohingya refugee children for malnutrition in Bangladesh and providing seeds and tools to 2,000 vulnerable families living under siege in South Sudan. In total, Terre des Hommes directly helped over 6.5 million people in 2017, with over 10 million people indirectly benefitting from our work.

Terre des Hommes also took the fight to protect children’s rights to the most powerful last year. We continued to campaign for the EU to end the practice of detaining children because of their migration status, and took the fight to end violence and economic exclusion of women and girls to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, whose work has been fundamental to achieving the goals documented in this report. The progress made in protecting and defending children and their rights in 2017 would not have been possible without your hard work and endeavour, and is essential if we are to create a world where the rights of children are respected in their entirety.

Thank you again for your efforts,

Delphine Moralis
Secretary General, Terre des Hommes International Federation