Refugee Families affected by COVID 19 Pandemic

by Developmental Action without Borders/Naba'a
Refugee Families affected by COVID 19 Pandemic
Refugee Families affected by COVID 19 Pandemic
Refugee Families affected by COVID 19 Pandemic
Refugee Families affected by COVID 19 Pandemic
Refugee Families affected by COVID 19 Pandemic
Refugee Families affected by COVID 19 Pandemic
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Background during and after the implementation of the project;

According to May 2020 estimates, 55% of the population lives in poverty, with an estimated 23% in extreme poverty; diminished economic activity from the port coupled with the economic stresses of COVID-19 are likely to exacerbate the situation. This has left an estimated 300,000 people homeless and rendered an estimated 70,000 jobless, further exacerbating both the risk of COVID-19 transmission as people relocate and the economic challenges the population faces. Economic pressures on children to engage in the workforce, already a challenge before recent events, may intensify as families combat deepening poverty. 

Walking into a refugee camp is like walking into a desperately overcrowded slum. The camps are only one kilometer long and accommodate between 25,000 and 37,000 people. Refugees struggle for even the most basic of needs. For electricity, families must string live wires to dozens of other wires, above the tiny walkways around the settlements. Every few weeks, someone gets electrocuted. Many houses are about to collapse, and most people needing care are not able to access hospital treatment. Those most seriously ill die.

Conditions in the camps are extremely challenging, with no clean water and high rates of violence against women and children. Inhabitants of the camps are in constant danger from exposed live electrical wires, a daily threat as the government refuses to supply electricity to the camps. Many refugees cannot get jobs. They are excluded from about 70 jobs including taxi drivers, according to Global Fund for Women grantee partners Tadamon and Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organization, leaving primarily menial labor like plumbing, cleaning, or construction available to them. Lebanese law does not extend citizenship rights to Palestinians or Syrians living in the country, limiting access to public healthcare and education in addition to jobs and increasing social harassment and stigma for refugees.

Naba’a Achievements; During the last period, The most highlighted achievements during the last period;

-          We at Naba’a are doing all we can to help all affected communities during this extraordinary crisis. Our assistance efforts go to all: Lebanese, refugees and others who were affected without distinction. The devastating impact of the explosion is compounding the challenges currently faced by Lebanese and refugees and adding even more difficulties as families were struggling to survive with the economic crisis that was exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.

-          Naba’a provided cash assistance for 283 family distributed as 225 in Borj Hammoud and 58 in khandaa along with distributing disinfection / hygiene kits for 1050 families in Beirut and south. Where 150 families in Ein EL Helwi, El Buss, Burj Al shamali and Rachidie camps received hygiene kits in addition to 900 families in Beirut. As for food kits, 225 families in Mie and Mie area and Saida al Balad have provided with Food kits as well as 75 families in Ein El Helwe. Whereas, 306 families in Beirut have received food kits and distributed as 306 families in Khandaa in 900 in Borj Hammoud.

  • 1120 parents and caregivers motivated to be engaged in their children learning and well-being.
  • Around 2400 Youth and adolescents (70% females) involved in the life skills program including different topics such as (Communication skills, leader ship skills, how to protect themselves from abuse, reproductive health, peer to peer, human rights, child rights, women rights, etc…).
  • Nabaa’ provided inclusive education for 3210 boys and girls of school age (6-12 years) in the Palestinian camps and Syrian gatherings in Lebanon (Tripoli, Saida, Tyre, Nabatieh) “In line with UNRWA's educational reform and MEHE curriculum to support the education of refugees children from Syria, Palestinians or Syrians.
  • Children and women have been targeted in psychosocial activities as the following, 3051 children (males and females)and 550 parents most of them are women, including, vulnerable Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian refugees. Whereas, in Borj Al Shamali camp 555 children (males and females and 220 parents including (Lebanese, Syrian Refugees and Palestinian refugees).
  • It is worthy to note that, two child friendly psychosocial spaces were established at two UNRWA clinics (one in Ein El Helweh and one in Wadi El Zeni), where 2350 children whom their families access UNRWA clinics participated and joined the activities in these spaces.
  • Teachers started to adapt, cope and learn an applicable learning methodologies with regard to distance learning in order to refine a continuous level in serving students with stressing on ensuring that every student will get an opportunity to participate and express throughout the virtual classroom in addition to support parents in technological skills. Since greeting all students with their names played a vital role in enhancing students’ engagement and commitment as they stated to feel that they belong to the classroom no matter how and where the learning process takes place.
  • Using visual aids is essential in the distance learning process, where Several videos and tutorials have been created by the teachers for the purpose of assisting students in learning the basics along with math skills to be capable of being in the first grades. In addition to that, teachers have conducted educational activities for students to have the chance in applying what they have learned in order to be able to provide them with a meaningful feedback to be more engaged and empowered as well. As well as, they lay emphasis on choosing a theme that will keep all the students interested in predicting what they will be learning as well as allowing parents to be updated with every step and in what they expected from the lesson content. Sending worksheets and a digital form to collect students’ answers was part of the assessment and evaluation process. Noteworthy that, rewarding students was part of motivating them where teachers used to post students achievements on social media platforms.
  • 152 Students have enrolled in Nabaa’ kindergarten in three community centers. To ensure the safety of children during Corona-virus pandemic, the learning process was shifted to distance learning as teachers paid a home visits to their students in order to provide them with kindergarten books and toolkit to continue their basic education with extra curricula. A numerous of recreational and psychosocial activities for parents and children have implemented remotely due to a certain circumstances of Corona-Virus where psychosocial videos have been created and sent. on the other hand, a parent committee that consist of 12 mothers per camp has been formed to facilitate the communication in order to integrate them in educational process as a whole. Add to this, Parents have been targeted in a 60 awareness raising sessions that reside on diverse topics as child right, healthy life style, breast cancer, violence, communication skills, how to deal with their children, COVID-19, how to avoid stress during corona pandemic, how to take preventive measure and boost our immunity system during corona, how to develop social and emotional skills, stress management and how to calm our child, social distancing, expressing our feelings in addition to handcrafts.            
  • 219 children aged 4-6 years who are Palestinian, Syrian and Palestinian refugees from Syria have enhanced their educational and social skills, along with 2809 female and 15 males of parents and caregivers have gained knowledge on different social, educational, emotional, and psychological skills. A change in attitude and behavior of parents has been noticed during the scholastic year, where they become more aware in how to deal with their children.

. Code: BO

2. Date of birth: 1997

3. Nationality: Syrian

4. Sex: Female

5. Referred by: social worker

6. Reason for referral: sadness, social isolation, pessimistic from life.

7. Risk level: Medium

2. Social Status:

single

married

divorced

widow

 

 

X

 

 

Girls

boys

Number of kids

0

1

1

 

Notes:

Education level:

illiterateoprimary middle secondary   bachelor   vocational

1. Economical situation:

1. Work: unemployed unstableostable

2. Type of work: didn’t work

3. Does the beneficiary receives financial aid: no

4. Family income: good medium   poor     bad

5. Dwelling: own  rental host tent

6. Number of rooms: 3

7. does anyone else live in the house? The beneficiary was divorced from 4 years, she lives with her parents and siblings.

Additional notes about the living situation for the beneficiary:

The father works like daily worker (porter), the family (8members) live from what the father earn daily. The family receives aid from organizations but the aids are not enough and unstable.

 

  1. Health/psychological situation:

 

Beneficiary

Family

Is there a handicap (harmful, dumb...)?

no

 

Are there physical diseases?

no

 

Are there drugs that the beneficiary takes on a regular basis?

no

 

Is there a previous psychological review?

yes

 

Is there a neurologist?

no

 

Is there any drug use?

no

 

 

  1. Method of monitoring the situation:
    The situation was monitored through a request by the mother to participate in awareness-raising sessions to help with social and psychological issues.

 

  1. A summary of the background of the situation and the problem of the beneficiary:


After monitoring the situation through a follow-up request by the mother, the beneficiary started attending the awareness sessions while she refused to share her experience with the audience, but was asked to speak with the social worker, she was known to have married at the age of 18 by pressuring her family to accept the marriage contract.

 

After a period of marriage, the husband had to travel and keep her with his family, and several family problems emerged where she was subjected to verbal violence (insults, curses....) and physical violence (battering ...) by her husband's mother while pregnant, with the husband supporting his mother and blaming her. She was forced to abort her second child, and the intensification of the problems contributed to her divorce from her husband. She is deprived of seeing her child until now.

 

 

 

  1. Psychosocial symptoms monitored:
    - Community isolation (staying for days without communicating or meeting with a parent or friend)
    - feelings of permanent sadness (most of the time)
    - Constant crying
    - loss of self-confidence and self-help
    - sleep disturbance (sleepy)
    - guilt

 

  1. Data collection method:
    Data on remote follow-up (telephone) and sessions with social workers were collected

 

  1. The method of intervention and follow-up:
    The intervention was carried out using the following points:
    - Awareness-raising sessions (early marriage, gender-based violence, sex versus gender)
    - Support and discharge sessions with social workers
    - Referral to a psychologist for follow-up

 

  1. Recommendations:
    - Follow-up by the psychologist on a weekly basis through individual sessions
    - Follow-up in individual meetings with social workers
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Background during and after the implementation of the project;

Lebanon, which shares a border with Syria, has an estimated 1.1 million refugees, both Syrian refugees and about 450,000 Palestinian refugees, many of whom were born in Lebanon and have been displaced. With a total population of only 4.4 million, the massive 25% increase means a strain on already deteriorating resources and space as well as an overall impact.

Walking into a refugee camp is like walking into a desperately overcrowded slum. The camps are only one kilometer long and accommodate between 25,000 and 37,000 people. Refugees struggle for even the most basic of needs. For electricity, families must string live wires to dozens of other wires, above the tiny walkways around the settlements. Every few weeks, someone gets electrocuted. Many houses are about to collapse, and most people needing care are not able to access hospital treatment. Those most seriously ill die.

Conditions in the camps are extremely challenging, with no clean water and high rates of violence against women and children. Inhabitants of the camps are in constant danger from exposed live electrical wires, a daily threat as the government refuses to supply electricity to the camps. Many refugees cannot get jobs. They are excluded from about 70 jobs including taxi drivers, according to Global Fund for Women grantee partners Tadamon and Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organization, leaving primarily menial labor like plumbing, cleaning, or construction available to them. Lebanese law does not extend citizenship rights to Palestinians or Syrians living in the country, limiting access to public healthcare and education in addition to jobs and increasing social harassment and stigma for refugees.

 

Naba’a Achievements; During the last period,  The most highlighted achievements during the last period;

-          We at Naba’a are doing all we can to help all affected communities during this extraordinary crisis. Our assistance efforts go to all: Lebanese, refugees and others who were affected without distinction. The devastating impact of the explosion is compounding the challenges currently faced by Lebanese and refugees and adding even more difficulties as families were struggling to survive with the economic crisis that was exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.

-          Naba’a provided cash assistance for 283 family distributed as 225 in Borj Hammoud and 58 in khandaa along with distributing disinfection / hygiene kits for 1050 families in Beirut and south. Where 150 families in Ein EL Helwi, El Buss, Burj Al shamali and Rachidie camps received hygiene kits in addition to 900 families in Beirut. As for food kits, 225 families in Mie and Mie area and Saida al Balad have provided with Food kits as well as 75 families in Ein El Helwe. Whereas, 306 families in Beirut have received food kits and distributed as 306 families in Khandaa in 900 in Borj Hammoud.

  • 1120 parents and caregivers motivated to be engaged in their children learning and well-being.
  • Around 2400  Youth and adolescents (70% females) involved in the life skills program including different topics such as (Communication skills, leader ship skills, how to protect themselves from abuse, reproductive health, peer to peer, human rights, child rights, women rights, etc…).
  • Nabaa’ provided inclusive education for 3210 boys and girls of school age (6-12 years) in the Palestinian camps and Syrian gatherings in Lebanon (Tripoli, Saida, Tyre, Nabatieh) “In line with UNRWA's educational reform and MEHE curriculum to support the education of refugees children from Syria, Palestinians or Syrians.
  • Children and women have been targeted in psychosocial activities as the following, 3051 children (males and females)and 550 parents most of them are women, including, vulnerable Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian refugees. Whereas, in Borj Al Shamali camp 555 children (males and females and 220 parents including (Lebanese, Syrian Refugees and Palestinian refugees).
  • It is worthy to note that, two child friendly psychosocial spaces were established at two UNRWA clinics (one in Ein El Helweh and one in Wadi El Zeni), where 2350 children whom their families access UNRWA clinics participated and joined the activities in these spaces.

 

Case Study;

Code:KS

-Date of birth:1980

-Gender: Female

- Nationality: Lebanese

-Address: Beirut – BorjHamoud

-Hobbies: Sport

-Family member: 4

-Status: Divorced

 

*About the life of the beneficiary:

 

-          KS born in 1980, she is divorced and she has 3 children and she supports them. She works in clothes store. She got married at 20 age and she didn’t continue her education because of the bad economic situation of her family so she obliged to work in an early age to help her family with the basic needs in the house. After her marriage, the husband was very bad with KS and with her children, her husband used violence with them also the husband obliged her to spend all her salary on the house and on him, so she was forced into a consensual divorce (he leave her)because of the over economic and psychological burdens on her, now she works in a store for buying clothes to take care of her children and to support them. Her ex-husband doesn’t visit her, he doesn’t interfere with her and with his children, also he changed his religion to marry another woman. Then KS rented a house and she moved with her children to get rid of the stress. Note that her current situation is very bad because she carried all the responsibilities in the house (rent of the house – electricity – food - water – all basic needs for the children and for the house). Now she feels comfortable because she is far away from her ex-husband and his behaviors that were affected badly on her and on the children.

-           

 

*Economic Situation:

 

The economic situation is very bad because the beneficiary obliged to decrease from the basic needs(food and clothes), besides she can’t insure school tools and daily needs for her children, also after the blast her salary decreased to 600,000L.L.  because the sale reduced, she paid 300,000L.L. for the rent of the house, 100,00L.L. for the electricity, so 200,000L.L. remained with her and this amount is not sufficient for the basic needs in the house.

*Health Situation:

Very good

 

*Social Situation:

-The relation between the mother and her children: very good, she communicates with them and she understands them.

-The relation between the mother and her husband: she is divorced, she doesn’t communicate with him, she doesn’t mention him with bad things (according to her speech).

 

*The problem that the beneficiary is currently suffering from:

-She suffers from constant crying.

- She suffers from stress and fear from the current situation (blast- bad economic situation)-

*Data Collection:

- Individual sessions with the beneficiary.

*Intervention:

-Supply the beneficiary with the map for some organizations that can help her cash or food assistance.

-Supply the beneficiary with food assistance from the organization.

-PSS for the beneficiary.

*Recommendations:

-Refer the beneficiary to the PSS sessions inside our organization.

-Refer the children of the beneficiary to the PSS activities sessions inside our organization.

-Put the beneficiary in the hardship regulation list to support her economical and psychological

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Background during and after the implementation of the project;

Lebanon, which shares a border with Syria, has an estimated 1.1 million refugees, both Syrian refugees and about 450,000 Palestinian refugees, many of whom were born in Lebanon and have been displaced. With a total population of only 4.4 million, the massive 25% increase means a strain on already deteriorating resources and space as well as an overall impact.

Walking into a refugee camp is like walking into a desperately overcrowded slum. The camps are only one kilometer long and accommodate between 25,000 and 37,000 people. Refugees struggle for even the most basic of needs. For electricity, families must string live wires to dozens of other wires, above the tiny walkways around the settlements. Every few weeks, someone gets electrocuted. Many houses are about to collapse, and most people needing care are not able to access hospital treatment. Those most seriously ill die.

Conditions in the camps are extremely challenging, with no clean water and high rates of violence against women and children. Inhabitants of the camps are in constant danger from exposed live electrical wires, a daily threat as the government refuses to supply electricity to the camps. Many refugees cannot get jobs. They are excluded from about 70 jobs including taxi drivers, according to Global Fund for Women grantee partners Tadamon and Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organization, leaving primarily menial labor like plumbing, cleaning, or construction available to them. Lebanese law does not extend citizenship rights to Palestinians or Syrians living in the country, limiting access to public healthcare and education in addition to jobs and increasing social harassment and stigma for refugees.

 

Naba’a Achievements; During the last period, The most highlighted achievements during the last period;

-          We at Naba’a are doing all we can to help all affected communities during this extraordinary crisis. Our assistance efforts go to all: Lebanese, refugees and others who were affected without distinction. The devastating impact of the explosion is compounding the challenges currently faced by Lebanese and refugees and adding even more difficulties as families were struggling to survive with the economic crisis that was exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.

-          Naba’a provided cash assistance for 283 family distributed as 225 in Borj Hammoud and 58 in khandaa along with distributing disinfection / hygiene kits for 1050 families in Beirut and south. Where 150 families in Ein EL Helwi, El Buss, Burj Al shamali and Rachidie camps received hygiene kits in addition to 900 families in Beirut. As for food kits, 225 families in Mie and Mie area and Saida al Balad have provided with Food kits as well as 75 families in Ein El Helwe. Whereas, 306 families in Beirut have received food kits and distributed as 306 families in Khandaa in 900 in Borj Hammoud.

  • 1120 parents and caregivers motivated to be engaged in their children learning and well-being.
  • Around 2400 Youth and adolescents (70% females) involved in the life skills program including different topics such as (Communication skills, leader ship skills, how to protect themselves from abuse, reproductive health, peer to peer, human rights, child rights, women rights, etc…).
  • Nabaa’ provided inclusive education for 3210 boys and girls of school age (6-12 years) in the Palestinian camps and Syrian gatherings in Lebanon (Tripoli, Saida, Tyre, Nabatieh) “In line with UNRWA's educational reform and MEHE curriculum to support the education of refugees children from Syria, Palestinians or Syrians.
  • Children and women have been targeted in psychosocial activities as the following, 3051 children (males and females)and 550 parents most of them are women, including, vulnerable Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian refugees. Whereas, in Borj Al Shamali camp 555 children (males and females and 220 parents including (Lebanese, Syrian Refugees and Palestinian refugees).
  • It is worthy to note that, two child friendly psychosocial spaces were established at two UNRWA clinics (one in Ein El Helweh and one in Wadi El Zeni), where 2350 children whom their families access UNRWA clinics participated and joined the activities in these spaces.

 

Case Study;

Code:KS

-Date of birth:1980

-Gender: Female

- Nationality: Lebanese

-Address: Beirut – BorjHamoud

-Hobbies: Sport

-Family member: 4

-Status: Divorced

 

*About the life of the beneficiary:

 

-          KS born in 1980, she is divorced and she has 3 children and she supports them. She works in clothes store. She got married at 20 age and she didn’t continue her education because of the bad economic situation of her family so she obliged to work in an early age to help her family with the basic needs in the house. After her marriage, the husband was very bad with KS and with her children, her husband used violence with them also the husband obliged her to spend all her salary on the house and on him, so she was forced into a consensual divorce (he leave her)because of the over economic and psychological burdens on her, now she works in a store for buying clothes to take care of her children and to support them. Her ex-husband doesn’t visit her, he doesn’t interfere with her and with his children, also he changed his religion to marry another woman. Then KS rented a house and she moved with her children to get rid of the stress. Note that her current situation is very bad because she carried all the responsibilities in the house (rent of the house – electricity – food - water – all basic needs for the children and for the house). Now she feels comfortable because she is far away from her ex-husband and his behaviors that were affected badly on her and on the children.

-           

 

*Economic Situation:

 

The economic situation is very bad because the beneficiary obliged to decrease from the basic needs(food and clothes), besides she can’t insure school tools and daily needs for her children, also after the blast her salary decreased to 600,000L.L. because the sale reduced, she paid 300,000L.L. for the rent of the house, 100,00L.L. for the electricity, so 200,000L.L. remained with her and this amount is not sufficient for the basic needs in the house.

*Health Situation:

Very good

 

*Social Situation:

-The relation between the mother and her children: very good, she communicates with them and she understands them.

-The relation between the mother and her husband: she is divorced, she doesn’t communicate with him, she doesn’t mention him with bad things (according to her speech).

 

*The problem that the beneficiary is currently suffering from:

-She suffers from constant crying.

- She suffers from stress and fear from the current situation (blast- bad economic situation)-

*Data Collection:

- Individual sessions with the beneficiary.

*Intervention:

-Supply the beneficiary with the map for some organizations that can help her cash or food assistance.

-Supply the beneficiary with food assistance from the organization.

-PSS for the beneficiary.

*Recommendations:

-Refer the beneficiary to the PSS sessions inside our organization.

-Refer the children of the beneficiary to the PSS activities sessions inside our organization.

-Put the beneficiary in the hardship regulation list to support her economical and psychological.

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Background during and after the implementation of the project;

As the first anniversary of the deadly Beirut explosion approaches, life has only become more unbearable for millions of Lebanese people who have seen their living conditions deteriorate, forcing some of them to leave the country. The human cost of the economic and political crisis in Lebanon is causing one third of Lebanese children to go to bed hungry and most households are short on food. Rabih Torbay, CEO and President of Project HOPE, who visited Beirut less than 24 hours after the port explosion and whose family still resides in Lebanon, warns the country is running out of chances if no solutions are found:

"Almost one year ago, a giant blast sent a shock wave through Beirut, bringing death, destruction, and fear about a future that was already grim. Twelve months later, the whole country has been brought to its knees with more than half of the population living in poverty.

"Lebanon has become a living nightmare of surreal proportions. The country now has one of the lowest minimum wages in the world, standing at 675,000 Lebanese pounds, which is barely 30 dollars. This is two times less than the monthly minimum wage in the Central African Republic (USD63) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (USD55).

"Today, a large majority of Lebanese are surviving by relying on their families living abroad to send money or bring them basic items like medicines, hygiene products, and even baby diapers. Soon, families will no longer be able to afford or even find medicines at all, as the government is slowly lifting the subsidies on key goods. People with chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart conditions are struggling to get their treatment, increasing the likelihood of health complications and death.

"Hospitals' shelves have been left empty, oxygen is lacking, power cuts are lasting longer, and doctors are leaving the country. Lebanon's health facilities are facing a catastrophe, and this will only get worse if cases of COVID-19 continue to increase. Besides, the country's humanitarian crisis could rapidly escalate as more than 4 million people, including one million refugees, are at immediate risk of losing access to safe water in Lebanon. Most water pumping will gradually cease across the country in the next four to six weeks.

"The possibility of Lebanon turning into a 'failed state' is becoming truer with each passing day. Lebanon needs international assistance more than ever. Yet, this will not be enough as long as solutions are not found within the country. Lebanon must break with its endemic political incapacity because the country is already running out of chances."

Naba’a Achievements; During the last period, The most highlighted achievements during the last period;

-          Following the Beirut port explosion, our project to provide trauma care and psychosocial support. Till this day, it continues to provide immediate assistance through the procurement and distribution of medicines, medical supplies, disaster health kits and personal protective equipment. 

-          We at Naba’a are doing all we can to help all affected communities during this extraordinary crisis. Our assistance efforts go to all: Lebanese, refugees and others who were affected without distinction. The devastating impact of the explosion is compounding the challenges currently faced by Lebanese and refugees and adding even more difficulties as families were struggling to survive with the economic crisis that was exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.

-          Naba’a provided cash assistance for 650 family distributed as 777 in Borj Hammoud and 58 in khandaa along with distributing disinfection / hygiene kits for 1050 families in Beirut and south. Where 150 families in Ein EL Helwi, El Buss, Burj Al shamali and Rachidie camps received hygiene kits in addition to 900 families in Beirut. As for food kits, 225 families in Mie and Mie area and Saida al Balad have provided with Food kits as well as 75 families in Ein El Helwe. Whereas, 435 families in Beirut have received food kits and distributed as 306 families in Khandaa in 900 in Borj Hammoud.

-          Our humanitarian response to the tragic blast focuses on the most vulnerable in the community and on different major areas: shelter with emergency housing repairs and protection with mental health and psychosocial support.

-          Nabaa’ participated in the rapid assessment for 1400 shelters. In addition to the Internal referral for 20 cases from Nabaa team who are working in Borj Hammoud area about other issues as gender Based violence, psychosocial, interventions, cash assistance, livelihood sector, education sector. 392 out of 751 are children, whereas 169 are youth and 190 are elderly taking into consideration 5 people with disability. Adding to this, 570 are Lebanese and 181 are foreigners.

  • The division of the groups of children's sessions were according to age (6-14):

-Art therapy sessions for children aged 6 to 10 years

- Psychosocial support "sessions for children "She deals or “I deal with awareness sessions for girls and boys from 11 to 14 years old

- Psychosocial support sessions for all age groups

  • 100 children were targeted, divided into groups according to social and psychological needs. The psychologist referred 30 new children for individual follow-up.

 

Case Study;

Code: MA

After observing the beneficiary’s situation through her participation in awareness sessions, she began talking openly about her situation among the Psycho Social Support group members (group of girls aged 14-20), where she talked about the consequences of early marriage that she faced and suffered from, as she was forcibly ordered by her father to marry a man when she was 15 years old. This early marriage shortly led to family problems and complications including constant insults to her by the husband's parents, leading her to divorce few months after her marriage.

Moreover, after her divorce, she received insults from her own family who considers divorce as a shame and a social defect, where the mother told her, "You are just a divorced girl and so you are with us to serve us."

All that has been addressed and said to her had led to the emergence of high-risk psychological symptoms.

Psychological and Social Symptoms Observed:

- Community isolation (spends days without communicating or meeting with a family or friend)

- Feelings of permanent sadness (most of the time)

- Constant crying

- Fear of facing people

- Loss of self-confidence and loss of trust in people

- Sleep disorders (insomnia)

- Eating disorders

- Nail biting

- Hair cutting (self-torture for revenge)

- Harming her body by cutting off her wrists and arms

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Background during and after the implementation of the project;

Lebanon, which shares a border with Syria, has an estimated 1.1 million refugees, both Syrian refugees and about 450,000 Palestinian refugees, many of whom were born in Lebanon and have been displaced. With a total population of only 4.4 million, the massive 25% increase means a strain on already deteriorating resources and space as well as an overall impact.

Walking into a refugee camp is like walking into a desperately overcrowded slum. The camps are only one kilometer long and accommodate between 25,000 and 37,000 people. Refugees struggle for even the most basic of needs. For electricity, families must string live wires to dozens of other wires, above the tiny walkways around the settlements. Every few weeks, someone gets electrocuted. Many houses are about to collapse, and most people needing care are not able to access hospital treatment. Those most seriously ill die.

Conditions in the camps are extremely challenging, with no clean water and high rates of violence against women and children. Inhabitants of the camps are in constant danger from exposed live electrical wires, a daily threat as the government refuses to supply electricity to the camps. Many refugees cannot get jobs. They are excluded from about 70 jobs including taxi drivers, according to Global Fund for Women grantee partners Tadamon and Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organization, leaving primarily menial labor like plumbing, cleaning, or construction available to them. Lebanese law does not extend citizenship rights to Palestinians or Syrians living in the country, limiting access to public healthcare and education in addition to jobs and increasing social harassment and stigma for refugees.

 

Naba’a Achievements; During the last period,  The most highlighted achievements during the last period;

-          We at Naba’a are doing all we can to help all affected communities during this extraordinary crisis. Our assistance efforts go to all: Lebanese, refugees and others who were affected without distinction. The devastating impact of the explosion is compounding the challenges currently faced by Lebanese and refugees and adding even more difficulties as families were struggling to survive with the economic crisis that was exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.

-          Naba’a provided cash assistance for 283 family distributed as 225 in Borj Hammoud and 58 in khandaa along with distributing disinfection / hygiene kits for 1050 families in Beirut and south. Where 150 families in Ein EL Helwi, El Buss, Burj Al shamali and Rachidie camps received hygiene kits in addition to 900 families in Beirut. As for food kits, 225 families in Mie and Mie area and Saida al Balad have provided with Food kits as well as 75 families in Ein El Helwe. Whereas, 306 families in Beirut have received food kits and distributed as 306 families in Khandaa in 900 in Borj Hammoud.

  • 1120 parents and caregivers motivated to be engaged in their children learning and well-being.
  • Around 2400  Youth and adolescents (70% females) involved in the life skills program including different topics such as (Communication skills, leader ship skills, how to protect themselves from abuse, reproductive health, peer to peer, human rights, child rights, women rights, etc…).
  • Nabaa’ provided inclusive education for 3210 boys and girls of school age (6-12 years) in the Palestinian camps and Syrian gatherings in Lebanon (Tripoli, Saida, Tyre, Nabatieh) “In line with UNRWA's educational reform and MEHE curriculum to support the education of refugees children from Syria, Palestinians or Syrians.
  • Children and women have been targeted in psychosocial activities as the following, 3051 children (males and females)and 550 parents most of them are women, including, vulnerable Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian refugees. Whereas, in Borj Al Shamali camp 555 children (males and females and 220 parents including (Lebanese, Syrian Refugees and Palestinian refugees).
  • It is worthy to note that, two child friendly psychosocial spaces were established at two UNRWA clinics (one in Ein El Helweh and one in Wadi El Zeni), where 2350 children whom their families access UNRWA clinics participated and joined the activities in these spaces.

 

Case Study;

Code:KS

-Date of birth:1980

-Gender: Female

- Nationality: Lebanese

-Address: Beirut – BorjHamoud

-Hobbies: Sport

-Family member: 4

-Status: Divorced

 

*About the life of the beneficiary:

 

-          KS born in 1980, she is divorced and she has 3 children and she supports them. She works in clothes store. She got married at 20 age and she didn’t continue her education because of the bad economic situation of her family so she obliged to work in an early age to help her family with the basic needs in the house. After her marriage, the husband was very bad with KS and with her children, her husband used violence with them also the husband obliged her to spend all her salary on the house and on him, so she was forced into a consensual divorce (he leave her)because of the over economic and psychological burdens on her, now she works in a store for buying clothes to take care of her children and to support them. Her ex-husband doesn’t visit her, he doesn’t interfere with her and with his children, also he changed his religion to marry another woman. Then KS rented a house and she moved with her children to get rid of the stress. Note that her current situation is very bad because she carried all the responsibilities in the house (rent of the house – electricity – food - water – all basic needs for the children and for the house). Now she feels comfortable because she is far away from her ex-husband and his behaviors that were affected badly on her and on the children.

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*Economic Situation:

 

The economic situation is very bad because the beneficiary obliged to decrease from the basic needs(food and clothes), besides she can’t insure school tools and daily needs for her children, also after the blast her salary decreased to 600,000L.L.  because the sale reduced, she paid 300,000L.L. for the rent of the house, 100,00L.L. for the electricity, so 200,000L.L. remained with her and this amount is not sufficient for the basic needs in the house.

*Health Situation:

Very good

 

*Social Situation:

-The relation between the mother and her children: very good, she communicates with them and she understands them.

-The relation between the mother and her husband: she is divorced, she doesn’t communicate with him, she doesn’t mention him with bad things (according to her speech).

 

*The problem that the beneficiary is currently suffering from:

-She suffers from constant crying.

- She suffers from stress and fear from the current situation (blast- bad economic situation)-

*Data Collection:

- Individual sessions with the beneficiary.

*Intervention:

-Supply the beneficiary with the map for some organizations that can help her cash or food assistance.

-Supply the beneficiary with food assistance from the organization.

-PSS for the beneficiary.

*Recommendations:

-Refer the beneficiary to the PSS sessions inside our organization.

-Refer the children of the beneficiary to the PSS activities sessions inside our organization.

-Put the beneficiary in the hardship regulation list to support her economical and psychologi

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Developmental Action without Borders/Naba'a

Location: Saida, South - Lebanon
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Qassem Saad
Saida, South Lebanon
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