Plan International and Terre des hommes Lausanne partnership to address humanitarian crisis in Gaza 

Amman, Jordan, April 25, 2024

With the urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza continuing throughout its sixth month, Plan International and Terre des hommes are pleased to announce a strategic partnership. The intervention aims at providing vital humanitarian support to civilians, especially children, affected by the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Young brother carrying his sister on his back in displaced shelter in Rafah.
Children are bearing the brunt of violence and instability as the situation in Gaza continues to escalate.

As the situation in Gaza continues to escalate, with children bearing the brunt of the violence and instability, Plan International and Terre des hommes (Tdh) are joining forces to deliver life-saving assistance and protection to those in need. 

“At Plan International, we recognise the critical importance of responding swiftly and effectively to humanitarian crises,” said Hamida Jahamah, Country Director of Plan International Jordan. “Through our partnership with Terre des hommes, we are committed to ensuring that children and families in Gaza receive the support and protection they urgently need.” 

The partnership between Plan International and Tdh will focus on addressing the immediate needs of children and families in Gaza, including: 
  • Emergency relief: Providing essential food, water and shelter to families affected by the conflict. 
  • Child protection: Implementing programmes to protect children from violence, exploitation, and abuse, and providing psychosocial support to help them cope with trauma. 
  • Education: Ensuring continued access to education for children in Gaza, despite the disruption caused by the conflict. 

With their combined expertise and resources, Plan International and Tdh are well-positioned to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families in Gaza, who are affected by displacement and at risk of famine.  

“The aim of the Tdh-Plan partnership is to improve access to basic needs for the war’s displaced population in Gaza.” – Simone Manfredi, Head of Delegation, occupied Palestinian territory, Terre des hommes foundation. 

This partnership underscores our shared commitment to protecting children’s rights and promoting their well-being, even in the most challenging circumstances. By working together, we aim to provide hope and relief to Palestinians in Gaza and pave the way for a brighter future for crisis-affected children. 

Young girl in displaced shelter in Rafah.
Plan International and Tdh aim to provide vital support to civilians, especially children, affected by the ongoing conflict.

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, supporters, and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels using our reach, experience, and knowledge. For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries. We won’t stop until we are all equal.     

About Terre des Hommes

Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s rights, created in 1960, the Terre des hommes foundation is committed to protecting children’s lives and their rights, and improving their well-being. They aim to do so through innovative programmes focused on health, migration and access to justice, specially designed to have both short and long-term impacts. 
For more than 60 years, they have been working in difficult situations, in countries at war, regions devastated by natural disasters, and places where poverty and malnutrition force millions of children and their families to migrate elsewhere. They provide direct and indirect support to millions of children, their families and communities in around 30 countries every year.