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East Africa

Rescued from child labour

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In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands supports projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. In general, challenges for all the four countries are the high percentage of the population living below the poverty line, the poor access to affordable health care of acceptable quality, the poor quality of education, the high number of children affected by HIV/AIDS and the neglect of children with disabilities. In this context, children become vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Child labour and extreme forms of child exploitation like trafficking and prostitution are still common in the region.

The operational area of the Terre des Hommes Regional Office East Africa is limited to certain geographical concentration areas. The projects are concentrated in specific regions within Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, in order to improve the ability of the Regional Office to monitor, control, assist and manage the projects as well as the ability of the partners to cooperate and work together. Concentration areas are defined based on historical grounds, coupled with local needs, baseline studies and context analyses.

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  • Kenya

    Concentration areas of Terre des Hommes Netherlands in Kenya are Turkana, Nyanza (Siaya and Kisumu Counties), Machakos, Nairobi, and national programmes.

    To Kenya

  • Uganda

    In Uganda, Terre des Hommes Netherlands focuses on Busoga Region (Jinja and Iganga Districts), Buganda Region (Kampala and Masaka Districts), and Acholi Region (Gulu District).

    To Uganda

  • Tanzania

    In Tanzania, Terre des Hommes Netherlands' activities concentrate on the Mara region (Musoma- rural and urban, Bunda, Serengeti, Rorya and Tarime), Mwanza, and national/regional programmes in Arusha & Moshi.

    To Tanzania

  • Ethiopia

    In Ethiopia, Terre des Hommes Netherlands' mainly works in Amhara Region (South Goder and West Gojam zones: Bahir Dar, Woreta, Nefas Mewcha and surrounding rural areas) and in Oromiya Region (East Shewa zone: Debre Zeit, Adama).

    To Ethiopia

Terre des Hommes Netherlands

P.O. Box 76340
00508 Nairobi KENYA
t: +254 722 209581 / +254 786 209581