Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities

by International Association for Human Values (UK)
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Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities
Peace support for Syrian and Lebanese communities

Dear supporters of our work in Lebanon and Jordan,

 

thanks to your support over the last 6 years, we have been able to pilot, implement and complete very succesful trauma-relief and peacebuilding work for Syrian, Lebanese and Jordan communities.

Nothing gives a better idea of the impact of your support than THIS VIDEO, which has now become a case study example around the world of IAHV's innovative Psychosocial Peacebuilding approach.

Since the pandemic has started, we have not been able to continue our activities as we used to: available funds have decreased, the larger part of the population is occupied with survival, restrictions on movement and gathering prevent live programs, internet costs are too high for people to attend online programs, etc. 

However, we regularly hear that "the whole population in Lebanon is traumatised" by the sheer living circumstances in Lebanon, which are nothing short of a daily struggle for survival. 

Communities in Lebanon have been challenged by one crisis after another: political, financial, Covid, poverty and unemployment, the Syrian war and refugee crisis, the Beirut blast, and more.

Given these developments, we have broadened the scope of our intended focus in Lebanon to provide comprehensive psychosocial support programs to vulnerable communities. (Such as those affected by the Beirut blast, and the Covid frontline workers - see earlier reports) The aim is still to enable communities with IAHV's knowledge and techniques to manage their own stress, improve their wellbeing, strengthen their resilience and become empowered agents of change. In addition, we will also provide humanitarian support where needed. 

Due to the pandemic, our activities are limited at the moment, but we hope to build further on the succesful outcomes that we have achieved so far and restart larger scale programs once it is possible again. 

With warm greetings and best wishes to stay healthy and well,

IAHV Peacebuilding Team

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Dear ones,

we would like to share with you a testimonial from a journalist who participated in IAHV's basic Healing, Resilience and Empowerment Workshop following the blast in Beirut port in August 2020. Hear directly about the difference IAHV's programs can make for traumatised and highly stresses populations around the world: 

Healing from Beirut - YouTube

Do you want to reach out to people or communities you know, who are highly stressed and in need? 

Do not hesitate to contact us.

With best wishes for the New Year! Let’s hope we all come out of the current global challenges stronger, wiser, more united and innovative!

IAHV Peacebuilding team

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Dear friends and supporters,

 

the blast in Beirut has shaken the world, not to mention each and every person living in Lebanon. After the deep economic crisis, the rising poverty and despair, the Lebanon protests and the Corona-outbreak, this blast has destroyed not only much of Beirut but also most of the hope that the politicians can take care of the basic needs of the population.

In order to respond to the widespread psychological distress in the country, our IAHV Team is offering Healing, Resilience and Empowerment Workshops to the general population and will proceed with deeper trauma-relief programs in the next weeks for those in need.

If you have contacts in Lebanon who are in real need or who know people in need, feel free to refer them to IAHV: 

00961-78890789 or cmatta@iahv.org

 

With warm greetings,

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Greetings Peacebuilding Friends!

We are proud to share with you a video that shows the depth, scope and richness of the peacebuilding project in Lebanon and Jordan we have been implementing with the support of many of you!

Watch the Video here

Hear, watch and read the live experiences of thousands of vulnerable and war-affected children from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan who have found healing, resilience and empowerment through IAHV's work.

Learn about the peacebuilding projects that the Youth Peace Ambassadors are implementing to reduce violence in their lives and communities, the empowerment and aspirations of the new local IAHV trainers, the reductions in PTSD, depression and sleeping problems, IAHV's innovative community-based approach and much more....

Thank you to all participants, partners, donors and supporters of this peacebuilding project!

With best wishes to stay well in these challenging times,

IAHV Peacebuilding Team

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Dear Peace Supporters,

we are very happy to inform you that, despite difficult circumstances, we have achieved the objectives for the first 3 years of our project, the period that was co-funded by the European Union. Kindly find below the results in numbers. We are currently writing a final project report as well as preparing a final project video, which we will share here once they are ready.

In the meantime, it is challenging to continue working in Lebanon because of the very difficult economic-social-political situation, which makes life very hard and uncertain for the populations we work with as well as impractical to organise activities. We stay in touch with our beneficiaries, keep providing ongoing support, complete the certification process of several new local trainers, and support their initiatives, while we prepare together with them for more expansive work once the situation in Lebanon improves. 

 

PS: the celebration champagne is sparkling juice ;)

 

Project in Numbers

  • 16,249 Syrian, Jordanian and Lebanese children affected by trauma, conflict and violence have received basic training in stress relief and resilience tools (Stress Relief and Resilience workshops - SRR)
  • 636 children most at risk of violent behaviour, self-harm, suicide, aggression or recruitment, have received deep trauma-relief, empowerment and human values training (Trauma-Relief, Healing and Human Values training - THRH)
  • 167 specially trained Youth Anti-Violence and Peace Ambassadors (YAVAP) got the confidence, wellbeing, skills and inspiration to prevent and reduce violence in their families, schools and communities
  • 2,811 parents and caregivers participate in Healing, Resilience, and Empowerment Training to enable them to improve their quality of life and provide a supportive and violence-free environment for their children
  • 477 Frontline Workers (teachers, social and youth workers) participated in the Personal Resilience, Stress Management and Professional/Self-Care Training to prevent burn-out and improve stress management, personal resilience, wellbeing and performance capacity
  • 99 frontline workers graduated from the Training of Trainers to keep multiplying stress relief techniques in their schools and communities on a sustainable basis

 

Evaluative Statistics

o   Hopelessness – 44% 

o   Sleeping problems -40%

o   PTS – 37%

o   Sense of wellbeing +49%

o   Care for others + 34%

 

Youth Peace Ambassadors design and implement 15 Peacebuilding Projects to prevent and reduce violence in their families, schools and communities

o   Topics: domestic violence, early marriage, violence against women and children, violence from school drop-out and drugs, bullying, cyber blackmail, conflict between Jordanian and Syrian youth, sexual harassment, violence from stress and negative coping strategies, peer conflicts

o   Forms: theatre plays, musical, flash mob, dance, songs, movies, football games, music classes, interactive discussions, silent tableaus, graffiti, social campaigns, workshops

 

Estimated indirect outreach: 100,000+ people

o   Peace Ambassadors host 4 community celebrations with performances to raise awareness and share the values of peace with wider communities

o   Media exposure through 17 items, including 5 live TV coverages

o   2 Project Closure Ceremonies attended by 1,500+ people

o   4 Multi-Stakeholder Meetings and dozens of individual Stakeholder Meetings

 

18 months in Jordan and 36 months in Lebanon (Dec 2016-Dec 2019)

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International Association for Human Values (UK)

Location: East Sussex - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Katrien Hertog
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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