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Fields and Meadows

All about the campaign

‏Here’s the problem

Children have a right to a healthy environment. Because if a child is exposed to pesticides or heavy metals, these can damage the child’s entire organism. It makes learning more difficult, because the child finds it harder to concentrate. It can also cause allergies, and make the child ill over and over again

‏How can you help?

Show you care and upload a photo of a piece of nature which is important to you. Tell your friends, and invite them to join in the campaign. Support us in our efforts to make more politicians around the world join the fight for children’s rights to a healthy environment

‏Here are your rights

Every child has a right to life, to survival, to development, to health, to sufficient and healthy food, and to clean drinking water. It says so in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Some of the declarations made at important conferences on the environment even specifically mention environmental protection

This is happening:

The UN general secretary’s recently published report demands better protection for the children of today and tomorrow. ...more

The people of Mahube have rolled their sleeves up, with the whole village pitching in to construct water tanks and vegetable gardens. ...more

Five young people from our project regions explain their distant world to pupils in Osnabrück. ...more

[Translate to english:] Alles zum Thema Wasser

‏Here’s the problem

Water is life - but dirty water endangers life. For example, where pesticides are used on cotton fields in India. And when gold and copper are mined, poisonous substances are often used. These seep into the ground and then into the groundwater.

How can you help?

Do you know of clear, clean water anywhere, which you’d like to protect?  Or do you know of any places where water is being contaminated day after day? Then take a photo of it, and upload it here. Tell us why you decided to take a photo of that particular scene.

Here are your rights:

Article 24 of the Children's Rights Convention guarantees every child the right to clean drinking water. But the reality is different: every day, roughly 4000 children die because of dirty or contaminated water. We help children and their families around the world to get clean drinking water.

This is happening:

The UN general secretary’s recently published report demands better protection for the children of today and tomorrow. ...more

The people of Mahube have rolled their sleeves up, with the whole village pitching in to construct water tanks and vegetable gardens. ...more

Five young people from our project regions explain their distant world to pupils in Osnabrück. ...more

Everything about the topic forest

‏Here’s the problem

‏Around the globe, millions of hectares of rainforest are being chopped down to clear land for growing plants which are then used for agrofuels, cosmetics or sweets. This deforestation endangers the habitat of many indigenous tribes who need the rainforests and all they contain in order to survive.

‏How can you help?

‏How can you help? Do you have a favourite woodland area where you feel particularly at home, and which you would like to protect? Or perhaps simply a favourite tree? Then take a photo of it. Upload the photo onto this website and tell us why this piece of nature is so important to you.

‏Here are your rights

‏Here are your rights: Children have a right to grow up healthily. It says so in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The United Nations have currently engaged an expert to examine the impact of the destruction of the environment on adults and children.

This is happening:

The UN general secretary’s recently published report demands better protection for the children of today and tomorrow. ...more

The people of Mahube have rolled their sleeves up, with the whole village pitching in to construct water tanks and vegetable gardens. ...more

Five young people from our project regions explain their distant world to pupils in Osnabrück. ...more

Everything about raw materials

‏Here’s the problem

‏There are all sorts of raw materials. Metals such as gold and copper count as raw materials - but so do stone and cotton. When raw materials are extracted, poisonous substances are often used. For children, these can be the cause of skin irritations and other life-long diseases.

‏How can you help?

‏Do you know of a place where raw materials are extracted, and where nature is destroyed? Then take a photo of it. Upload the photo onto this website and tell us why this piece of nature is so important to you, or what you hope to see change in this place.

‏Here are your rights

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees every child a maximum of health. But in many parts of the world, multinational companies produce their goods without regard for environmental damage. In villages located near mines, the ground and drinking water are contaminated by poisonous substances. These make children ill.

This is happening:

The UN general secretary’s recently published report demands better protection for the children of today and tomorrow. ...more

The people of Mahube have rolled their sleeves up, with the whole village pitching in to construct water tanks and vegetable gardens. ...more

Five young people from our project regions explain their distant world to pupils in Osnabrück. ...more

Everything about fields and meadows

‏Here’s the problem

‏As climate change progresses, weather conditions are becoming more and more extreme. Droughts and floods endanger harvests, which mean that the food supply of children and their families is in danger. We support projects to preserve diversity - because the combination of old and new skills make sure that no child need starve.

‏How can you help?

‏Do you have a favourite field of wild flowers that you’d like to protect? Or can you think of a monoculture in your area where you’d like to see more diversity? Then take a photo of it, and upload it here. Explain briefly what you’d like to see happening in the place in the photo.

‏Here are your rights

‏Article 24 guarantees every child the right to sufficient and healthy food. But the reality is different: 2.6 million children under the age of five die every year from malnutrition. Through sustainable and diverse agriculture, children could receive a better diet.

This is happening:

The UN general secretary’s recently published report demands better protection for the children of today and tomorrow. ...more

The people of Mahube have rolled their sleeves up, with the whole village pitching in to construct water tanks and vegetable gardens. ...more

Five young people from our project regions explain their distant world to pupils in Osnabrück. ...more

Healthy environment for all: What can you do?

To order textile banners send an e-mail to kinderumwelt@remove-this.tdh.de . Paint your wishes for a healthy environment on the banners. Or make a hat from recycled material. The instructions for the hats and banners can also be ordered at kinderumwelt@remove-this.tdh.de .

terre des hommes campaigns for an international strengthening of the child right to a healthy environment. On www.tdh.de/gesunde-umwelt you will find more information as well as projects on the subject and material for events.

Tell your friends or at schools about our campaign. Together you can start a donation campaign for the child right to a healthy environment. For example a charity run or a recycling drive. On spendenshop.tdh.de you find gifts and can help children worldwide. We are looking forward to you support.