Terre des Hommes Netherlands is an international NGO, with a significant history as a development partner in Asia.
We started our operations in 1965 to support Bangladeshi refugees in India during the liberation war in 1971. Over
the years, we have partnered and intensively collaborated with almost 700 non-governmental organizations
in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand to improve
the lives of vulnerable, abused and exploited children. In the course of 2015, the two regions, South Asia
and Southeast Asia were merged into one region, Asia, and in 2016 we established our Asia support office
in Cambodia. Our Cambodia Country Programme was redesigned in 2017 and commencing in 2018, the Country
Programme will focus its interventions in combating Child Exploitation and Abuse.
Our Vision: Terre des Hommes Netherlands works towards a world where all children have a decent life and can
grow up to be independent adults. A world in which children are no longer exploited. We will continue our work until
this is accomplished.
Our Mission: Terre des Hommes Netherlands prevents child exploitation, removes children from exploitative
situations and ensures these children can develop themselves in a safe environment.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands prevents child exploitation, rescues children from exploitative situations
and ensures that these children can continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes
Netherlands in Asia focuses within the Child Exploitation Theme on Sexual Exploitation of Children, the Worst Forms
of Child Labour, Child Trafficking and Migration, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and on Child Protection
in Humanitarian Crisis. As part of its multi-year strategic plan (2016-2020) Terre des Hommes Netherlands plans
to increase its support to comprehensive Programs addressing Child Exploitation in Asia.
In Asia, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand,
Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. We support children who are victims of exploitation with education,
psychosocial support, legal assistance, care, job opportunities, and medical care. We launch public and media
campaigns to create awareness on the problem and carry out local research into the extent and nature of abuse
Projects are initiated in response to organizational policy for specific areas of attention. Activities within
projects may include research, information, (organizational) development, campaigns, and collaboration. Project
teams are composed of various parts of the organization and/or by third parties.