Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon

by Insan Association
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Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
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Marhaba from Insan,

In the last few months, Insan continued to provide psychosocial support sessions to vulnerable parents, youth and children from different nationalities across Lebanon. Parents are acquiring new skills and knowledge about coping mechanisms, which is especially needed in the current socioeconomic crisis that Lebanon is experiencing. Also, they are learning how to act more positive and supportive with their children.

At the same time, youth and children are learning how to express themselves, build healthy relationships, overcome traumatic events and boost their self-esteem through interactive activities, games and different group discussions.

Moreover, social workers at Insan are continuously conducting house visits into the homes of disadvantaged families. This allows them to put in place a family plan and refer individuals to case management assistance which may include medical support, food boxes, hygiene kits and other basic needs support depending on the specific case.

Psychologists at Insan continue to provide individual psychological counseling for adults, youth and children who are in need of mental health support. Support is provided for individuals who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suffer from anxiety, major depression or experience any suicidal thoughts or acts.

Thank you for believing in Insan and making vulnerable communities more resilient, empowered and able to live with dignity which is one of the minimal aspects of human rights.

Best regards,

The INSAN team

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Marhaba from INSAN,

In the past few months, Insan lawyers continued to provide legal assistance to vulnerable individuals living in Lebanon; where it provided legal counseling, court representations, marriage and birth registrations. Through this action, Insan was able to reach out to 282 marginalized Lebanese, Syrian refugees, and migrant workers as well. 

Moreover, given the current turbulent economic situation in Lebanon, Insan focused on interventions that are needs-based and holistic in nature such as case management. Under this activity, Insan conducted home visits and followed the cases individually through a team of social workers and psychologists to determine the most urgent needs, and provided food and hygiene supplies on a case-by-case basis to families most in need.  Through this action, Insan was able to reach out to 157 marginalized Lebanese, Syrian refugees, and migrant workers as well.

Thank you for supporting us and making vulnerable communities in Lebanon more empowered through access to legal services and holistic case management provision. 

Best regards, 

The INSAN team

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Awareness Raising on Marriage Registration
Awareness Raising on Marriage Registration

Marhaba from INSAN,

Currently, Lebanon ranks first worldwide in hosting the largest number of refugees in relation to its national population. Lebanon's humanitarian crisis has negatively impacted the Syrian refugee population’s access to justice and other basic legal services.

 

With the aim to seek justice and equity for vulnerable individuals and marginalized communities in order to better tackle their legal needs, promoting social justice and empowerment; INSAN helped and supported vulnerable individuals, including Syrian refugees, to overcome obstacles to access justice.

 

Within the past months, INSAN’s team of lawyers and paralegals helped in raising awareness on the importance of marriage and birth registration and other legal matters to approximately 900 beneficiaries, offered legal counselling to 300 beneficiaries and provided legal representation in court or public administration to approximately 75 beneficiaries.

 

Thank you for supporting us and the vulnerable communities in Lebanon to access social justice. 

 

Best regards, 

The INSAN team

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Marhaba from Insan,

As you might assume, the most urgent assistance that we mentioned in our previous report was provided in the first months following the event. However, the damages caused by the explosion were huge and even now, almost 9 months later, you can spot plenty of broken buildings while walking or driving around the city.

One of the reasons why these houses are still not fixed is the country’s dire economic situation which has led to rampant unemployment, skyrocketing prices and shrinking salaries. Many people cannot even afford food or any other basic necessities, so clearly, they have no financial means to fix their houses.

To help the affected communities continue their recovery, Insan distributed food boxes, hygiene kits, mattresses, pillows and bed sheets to around 80 beneficiaries in the last 4 months. We also continued with house renovations which included fixing broken doors and windows and repairing or replacing household appliances such as washing machines, fridges and TVs.

We also provided clothes, personal protective equipment such as hand sanitizers and face masks to keep the beneficiaries safe from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, baby products, cash assistance etc.

Additionally, MHPSS (mental health and psychosocial support) and PSS (psychosocial support) activities were offered to the affected people to help them cope with trauma and psychological distress caused by the dreadful state of the country. At these sessions the beneficiaries were able to discuss, reflect upon and engage in interactive activities on topics such as emotions, parenting, physical safety, non-violent communication etc.

Thank you for supporting us and the vulnerable communities in Lebanon. 

Best regards, 

The INSAN team

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Marhaba from Insan,

We are still in shock over the events that took place on 4th August 2020 at the Port of Beirut but life has to go on and people need to get back on their feet.

To help the affected communities recover faster, Insan initiated an emergency response shortly after the blast. Between the months of August and October around 50,000 hot meal portions were distributed through our mobile unit (a special bus) that was stationed in Mar Mikhael neighbourhood – one of the areas most severely damaged by the explosion – and at the community housing centres. Additionally, Insan handed out 600 food boxes containing rice, pasta, flour, tomato paste, lentils etc. to the people in affected areas.

Besides food assistance, 10 big kits of medications for providing first-aid and treating chronic illnesses, 3 tons of clothes, around 400 hygiene kits and 200 baby kits containing milk powder, diapers and other essentials have been provided to people in need.

Wood and aluminium repairs have been conducted and 50 houses have received full glass repairs together with new window frames. Aditionally, around 600 families have received cash assistance from 200 $ - 500$ that helped them purchase or fix items that were destroyed in the blast.

Life is slowly slowly beginning to return to normal although it will never be the same as it was before the blast. A lot has been done already in terms of helping people to recover but a lot still remains to be done.

Our next steps include internal glass repairs, woodwork, paint jobs, electrical installations and home appliances renewal.

Thank you for supporting us and the vulnerable communities in Lebanon. 

Best regards, 

The INSAN team

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Location: Beirut - Lebanon
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Lala arabian
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