The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that by the end of 2019, more than 28,000 asylum seekers and refugees arrived in Bosnia, including 415 unaccompanied children. The majority are coming from Syria, but also from Libya, Pakistan and Afghanistan. They are camped in shelters, mainly in Bihac, with poor access to medical facilities and no access to mental health support which is desperately needed to help with anxiety, depression, externalising disorders and trauma.
Foundation Krila nade/Wings of Hope provides counselling, psychotherapy, psychological and psychosocial support to individuals with mental health issues, problems and disorders, and survivors of violence living with long-term war traumatization free of charge. With our multi-systemic approach, we enable clients to positively face challenges in their everyday life. This will restore their dignity, obtain their human rights and give them the confidence to be successfully integrated into society.
The project will provide long term support to asylum seekers and refugees (children and adults) with free psychotherapy, psychological and psychosocial support. We want to reach as many people as we can who are living in the camps. A big part of this process is personal empowerment by accomplishing individual goals set at the start of therapy, combined with accompanying behavioural changes, improved learning abilities and improved mental resilience under difficult and tense circumstances.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).