West Africa


Run for children… with children! Posted Aug 05, 2016

The sporting challenge to run a quadruple marathon in West Africa for a better protection of migrant children achieved its goals thanks to Olivier Geissler,…

A quadruple marathon in Africa for a better protection of migrant children Posted Jul 26, 2016

4 marathons in 4 consecutive days in 4 countries: this is the challenge that the Director of the International Social Service (ISS) Switzerland is preparing…

Report: Danger every step of the way Posted Jul 19, 2016

A harrowing journey to Europe for refugee and migrant children “Around the world, almost one in 10 children live in countries and areas affected by armed…

A long-term perspective for young migrants and their families Posted Feb 23, 2016

Berlin, 17th of February 2016 – At the national press conference on the topic of “root causes of migration”, the members of “Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft“ call for solidarity.…

Togo : integration of “mobility” in the national protection policy Posted Jan 12, 2016

On the 1st of December, Terre des Hommes representatives met the Togolese Minister of social action together with nine direct collaborators and saw the participation of four other…

West Africa : children on the move on the agenda Posted Dec 21, 2015

WAN recognized as a transnational mechanism of protection and care for children in West Africa From 8th to 10th December 2015, the 11th Steering Committee…

West Africa : Testimony From A Social Worker Posted Oct 27, 2015

Before our collaboration, we didn’t  know what to do when the community appealed to us for a child on the move. This is an extract of…

Short documentary: Childhood resources Posted Sep 02, 2015

“Childhood Resources” is a short cut of the long documentary produced by the Swiss Foundation of the International Social Service, partner of the Destination Unknown…

Study : connections between migration and development Posted Jul 22, 2015

Does migration contribute to development in the global South? The study “Connections between Migration and Development” was conducted by the Professor Dr Jochen Oltmer, migration researcher at the University…

World refugee day : One in two refugees is a child Posted Jun 19, 2015

“What the world often forgets is that refugees are not failed people even after their birth nations are considered to be failed states. We have…