Mar 4, 2020

Expanding Reach and New Staff in Mosul, March 2020 Report

Mosul Treatment Center

March 2020 Report

 

Since December 2019 our treatment center in Mosul has received an additional 75 new individual patient cases. Most patients suffer from psychological problems and post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the recent history of ISIS control and the war for liberation which followed. Every patient is provided with necessary medication and therapy as pertains to their needs.

 

Public Education and New Refferrals

As part of our mission to provide mental health treatment in Mosul and the surrounding rural areas, our team conducts awareness training and lectures in public schools. The purpose of these lectures is to educate about and normalize mental health treatment while dispelling some myths which surround mental health.

After each lecture our team receives referrals from attendees. Due to our center’s limited staffing and the high demand many new patients must wait an average of 30 days before their first appointment. Over the next 3 months our goal is to reduce the wait time for new patients by hiring more staff to meet these needs. We are currently in the process hiring two new therapists in Mosul.

 

Government Support Remains Limited

Most government-run hospitals in Mosul don’t have the necessary medication and tools to provide treatment. Laboratory tests and surgical operations are limited to emergency cases only, leaving most people with chronic conditions without treatment. Many patients whom cannot find help from hospitals seek out our treatment center.

 

Providing Transportation to Rural and Impoverished Communities

Patients often express joy when referencing our transportation services which remain vital to our efforts. Roads and infrastructure remain destroyed so most people in the area have very limited mobility. Some low-income patients are reimbursed for travel expenses, which they use for food and other necessities while others are shuttled by Jiyan Foundation drivers. To lower costs, we organize transportation to be most effective and schedule patient appointments for maximum efficiency while maintaining effective treatment plans.

 

How Donations are Spent

We are currently collecting to fund the following needs:

  • Medical equipment and medication (We are currently limited in the range of medical assistance we can provide; a larger budget will allow us to expand medical services and provide much needed medication)
  • Physiotherapy room and equipment (balance and training equipment to help patient’s physical rehabilitation)
  • Therapeutic toys and furniture for children (Children often respond well to objects of play, which aide in their self-expression and are essential to recovery)
  • Transportation (many patients are unable to travel to the center, and the growing number of appointments means we will need to invest in transportation)

All donations collected here provide funding for the aforementioned requests and in accordance with necessity and demand.

 

Stay Informed and Spread the Word

Your support means the world to our patients, and there is more than one way to help.

Share this project with friends and family, and let them know why our treatment center in Mosul is worth supporting. With so many good causes out there, word of mouth is perhaps the most valuable tool at our disposal.

If you haven't already, please consider liking our International Facebook Page for regular updates on all treatment centers and projects: https://www.facebook.com/JiyanFoundationInt

Thank you for supporting our treatment center in Mosul.

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Feb 6, 2020

Syria IDP and Refugee Report - February 2020

Syria Internally Displaced Persons and Refugee Report

February 2020

Your donations are helping us provide the much-needed essentials to people and families this winter. As part of our campaign, this report seeks to update donors on the current situation in north-east Syria where we are working to provide support.

IDP and Refugee Statistics

As reported by UNFPA and expressed by Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, since last October 70,000 people have remained internally displaced and an additional 90,000 people are currently living in IDP camps.

There are 77 shelters in the Al-Hassakeh Governorate, the area of north-east Syria. Displaced people have found shelter in informal settlements and shelters in the region. In the last few weeks three informal displacement shelters have been established in the region. The largest Twenieh, houses 4,120 people and the smallest Tal Samen, houses 20 people at the time of this report.

These harsh winter months are especially dangerous to elderly and sick individuals whom often lack enough warm clothes and food.

War in Syria

There remains no end in sight for the war in Syria. Aerial bombardment and violence continue to cause civilian casualties and displace families. As violence continues to affect the country many families are forced to flee from places they thought safe, and so civilians are constantly on the move.

How Aid Reaches People in Need

A large majority of humanitarian relief arrives through cross-border crossings between Iraq and Syria. The Jiyan Foundation continues to support humanitarian aide workers by providing much needed supplies.

Stay Informed and Spread the Word

There is more than one way to help.

Share this project with friends and family, and let them know why the Jiyan Foundation is worth supporting. With so many good causes out there, word of mouth is perhaps the most valuable tool at our disposal.

If you haven't already, please consider liking our International Facebook Page for regular updates on all treatment centers and projects: https://www.facebook.com/JiyanFoundationInt

Dec 5, 2019

Successful Implementation December 2019 Report

Mosul Treatment Center

December 2019 Report

Your donations mean to the world to our patients, and we'd like to keep you updated on the great work we are doing in Mosul.

The Growing Demand for Treatment

Since opening, our treatment center in Mosul has received more than 180 individual cases, 66 of which have been acquired in the past three months (since September 2019). Some patients that have received psychiatric and medical treatment have been discharged, while others continue to receive care.

The quick rise in new cases means our treatment center is need of more resources to meet the demands. Our current budget is not enough to meet the needs of our patients, so we are working toward spreading awareness of our center and acquiring more international support.

Successful Communication

The rise in patient cases demonstrates how effective our communication among the local population has been. Psychiatric care is often overlooked in Mosul, so our initial aim was to educate people about the benefits of addressing mental health and normalizing such care. Most patients in the center suffer from severe depression and PTSD, but until recently many had not sought treatment. Many of our patients arrive because of recommendations from other patients, which we consider the highest compliment to our work.

How Your Donations are Spent

We are currently collecting to fund the following needs:

  • Medical equipment and medication (We are currently limited in the range of medical assistance we can provide; a larger budget will allow us to expand medical services and provide much needed medication)
  • Physiotherapy room and equipment (Balance and training equipment to help patients' physical rehabilitation)
  • Therapeutic toys and furniture for children (Children often respond well to objects of play, which aide in their self-expression and are essential to recovery)
  • Transportation (many patients are unable to travel to the center, and the growing number of appointments means we will need to invest more in transportation)

All donations collected here provide funding for the aforementioned requests and in accordance with necessity and demand.

Locally Employed Staff

At the Mosul center we currently have two medical doctors (one male, one female), one psychiatrist, four psychotherapists, one social worker and a lawyer on staff.

Stay Informed and Spread the Word

Your support means the world to our patients, and there is more than one way to help.

Share this project with friends and family, and let them know why our treatment center in Mosul is worth supporting. With so many good causes out there, word of mouth is perhaps the most valuable tool at our disposal.

If you haven't already, please consider liking our International Facebook Page for daily updates on all treatment centers and projects: https://www.facebook.com/JiyanFoundationInt

Thank you for supporting our treatment center in Mosul.

Sincerely,

Joshua Governale

Public Relations and Fundraising

 
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