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Help Us Educate Syrian Refugees in the Middle East

by Libraries Without Borders Vetted since 2016
Help Us Educate Syrian Refugees in the Middle East
Help Us Educate Syrian Refugees in the Middle East
Help Us Educate Syrian Refugees in the Middle East
Help Us Educate Syrian Refugees in the Middle East
Help Us Educate Syrian Refugees in the Middle East
Help Us Educate Syrian Refugees in the Middle East
Help Us Educate Syrian Refugees in the Middle East
Help Us Educate Syrian Refugees in the Middle East

Summary

The conflict in Syria has fueled the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War 2. There are over 5 million Syrian refugees in the Middle East, half of whom are children. Since April 2015, Libraries Without Borders has used the Ideas Box, an innovative tool for humanitarian emergencies, to provide Syrian refugees in Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon with opportunities to learn, grow, cope, heal and prosper in the midst of conflict. We seek funding to expand our efforts in 2017.

$5,610
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1
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Challenge

The conflict in Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. More than 11 million people have been killed or forced to flee. Through the Ideas Box, Libraries Without Borders gives Syrian refugees living in Jordan, Lebanon & Iraq a space where they can gain new skills, play & cope with trauma in innovative ways that promote literacy & learning. These opportunities are particularly important for the 2.5 million children who have been out of school since the conflict began 6 years ago.

Solution

The refugee experience often leads to complex mental health needs with drastic, long-term effects, including learning difficulties & depression. The Ideas Box is a mobile, pop-up library that creates a safe & dynamic space where refugees can engage in creative techniques such as drawing, reading, writing, storytelling & unstructured play, which build resilience, encourage healing after trauma & promote improved psychological well-being & social functioning.

Long-Term Impact

Resources

https:/​/​www.librarieswithoutborders.org
Delve deeper into our work in Jordan
Syrian teens express themselves at the Ideas Box
Spotlight in the Library of Congress blog
Thinking outside the box to improve refugee aid

Organization Information

Libraries Without Borders

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.librarieswithoutborders.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @lwbontheweb
Project Leader:
Katherine Trujillo
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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