MY PLANET – MY RIGHTS! Recognize children’s right to a healthy environment!

Every child has the right to a healthy environment. But, this is severely threatened! The global environmental crisis, climate change, extinction of species, plastic waste and water and air pollution massively endanger the chances of survival, especially of children: Every year 1.7 million children die before their fifth birthday from drinking contaminated water or breathing polluted […]

40 years of terre des hommes in Southeast Asia

“terre des hommes Germany and a journey of changes: the role of children and communities to sustainable development”. By focusing on this theme, we decided to reflect on the policies and procedures of terre des hommes Germany on how to mainstream children rights and sustainable development to improve well-being of children, communities, social condition of […]

Working with Children for Child Rights

tdh Germany operates in countries mired in inequality and poverty, beset by climate change and natural disasters, and burdened by unsustainable corporate and development projects. In 2016, tdh Germany in Southeast Asia accompanies 62 projects, most of which are using an integrated approach to children’s issues. Check out our new brochure  and learn about our work […]

terre des hommes Germany

The term “terre des hommes” means “earth of humanity”. It is taken from a novel by the French humanist Antoine de Saint Exupery. How humane are earth’s societies? Perhaps, one of the best indicators is how they care for their children. The first terre des hommes began in Lausanne, in the French speaking region of Switzerland. […]

A Timeline of Our History

1966/67 About 40 women and men meet in Stuttgart at the initiative of the typesetter Lutz Beisel. They organise relief flights and medical treatment for war wounded children from Vietnam. They call their project terre des hommes – earth of humanity – from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. On January  8th, 1967 terre des hommes Germany is registered as […]

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