Terre des hommes (uk)

Afghanistan

More than 1.2 million Afghans were forcibly displacement by conflicts, droughts or deportations from Pakistan and Iran. Terre des hommes (Tdh) provides humanitarian assistance and protection to these highly vulnerable children and families who often do not have access to basic services such as water or education. Tdh also supports young people in contact or conflict with the law by promoting alternative measures to detention and by proposing activities in juvenile rehabilitation centres.

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The protection and counselling support Heela and her family got from the social worker is priceless, as they now live together peacefully and she has developed a life more in line with the one of a little girl’s.

Heela, 'returnee', got back her childhood

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Timeline

1995
Tdh begins working in Afghanistan by launching a project assisting street children.
1996
Midwives begin making home visits as part of a project launched in Kabul and extended to other cities.
2003
A child rights consortium is formed with four national and international NGOs.

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