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The emotional impact of protracted conflict on children: rethinking our response

Recently, after a planned trip to Syria was cancelled on the border due to visa problems, I returned to Beirut. Later, I sat down with a colleague from Syria, who came to meet me there to review our work in providing psychosocial support to children in Syria. 908 more words


Hiba, the future pediatrician: receiving support from the LWF Peace Oasis

By Rifat Odeh Kassis

(article provided courtesy of Lutheran World Federation)

Everyone in Alshoy knew that Hiba would become a great pediatrician someday.

Alshoy is a village located on the Horan plain, in southern Syria, under the administration of the Daraa governorate. 775 more words

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Ebola: extended families stepping up for orphaned children

Nzérékoré, Guinea – Upon the deaths of his brother and his sister-in-law, Aboubacar (72), the sole breadwinner for his family, took in his brother’s six orphans. 637 more words


South Sudan: children giving up their guns to go to school

The release of an estimated 2000-3000 children from an armed faction in South Sudan began today in Greater Pibor, in the eastern part of the country. 1,503 more words


The humanitarian frontlines of Central African Republic

One year has passed since violence reached a peak in Central African Republic, forcing nearly 1 million people to flee their homes. This year has been marked by ongoing violence, widespread displacement, and a critical lack of funding for humanitarian interventions. 557 more words


In Ukraine the most vulnerable children are the most affected

We turn the camera off because Mariya*, a recent arrival from the Ukrainian conflict zone, is weeping. She insists she wants to speak with us, but describing what she and her family have been through is overwhelming. 497 more words


Human Rights Day 2014: Psychosocial Support in Focus

Today people and organisations around the world come together to celebrate one of the most important days in the human rights calendar, the international Human Rights Day. 447 more words