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Jordan

Refugees, Resilience and Prospects for the Future at Amman, Jordan

Duration: 2023-2024
Budget 2023: 500 K€

The project aims to provide refugees with a dignified, decent and integrated life in Jordan in the first instance. Then, with the help of the UNHCR, it accompanies these people by training them to make their migration project or their return to their country of origin possible.

 

Two local organizations (the Jesuit Centre, established in Amman since 1989 and the Jesuit Refugee Service established in Amman since 2008) have decided to join forces and skills to respond to this double challenge for refugees: to rebuild themselves psychologically, socially and intellectually and, on the basis of this human and intellectual baggage, to rebuild their lives in their country of origin or elsewhere.

The project brings together Jordanians and non-Jordanians, residents and refugees, migrant and established workers, Muslims and Christians, women and men to teach them to know, respect, appreciate each other and live together. This learning will enable the most excluded to discover their potential, regain self-confidence and face their future lives with hope and determination.

 

Learning to live together and to be open to others is a priority for the Middle Eastern society. This project aims to contribute to this by promoting learning and the organization of cultural and sporting events where young people can assert themselves, develop and rebuild.

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Syria

Community center in the devastated Midan district of Aleppo.

Duration: 2023
2023 budget: €40,000

Since the end of the fighting in Aleppo, the inhabitants of Midan have helped to develop social projects involving the various communities. The neighborhood quickly became a center of reference by also developing recreational and educational activities. Thanks to these programs and training, we are today witnessing the successful integration of several Christian and Muslim communities, which is still quite exceptional in Aleppo.

 

The project consists of purchasing and rehabilitating a building in a war-torn neighborhood.

 

The project team helps rebuilding the life of the neighborhood by restarting useful activities for the economic and human development of the inhabitants. All faith communities in Aleppo are invited to 

 take part in the project and to rebuild links between people regardless of their faith or origin.

 

English, music and computer classes are provided for children and vocational training that meets the needs of the neighborhood is provided for adults.

 

Social assistance is provided to the families most affected by the conflict.

A mental health component contributes to recovery from war trauma.

Training and peace education workshops are organized to encourage coexistence between people of different religions and make it an example for the city of Aleppo.

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Iraq

Training of young people for peace and dialogue (Kurdistan and Iraq)

The project helps to promote social cohesion and peaceful coexistence in Iraq through dialogue and training.

 

It focusses on different target groups: children and adolescents, youth activists who wish to engage in peace dialogue within their communities, adult community members who have been affected by violence and trauma, community and religious leaders.

Duration: 2023-2024
2023 budget: €400,000

The project provides participants with information on human rights and the importance of tolerance and dialogue for a democratic and peaceful society, support the creation of a network of young activists and empower them to become active in their communities.

 

It facilitates the creation of meeting spaces for members of communities affected by violence and trauma.

Capacity Building for Trauma Therapists and Counselors in Northern Iraq

The project is assisting survivors of serious human rights violations in Iraq, Kurdistan-Iraq, and Syria, including victims of torture, genocide, political persecution, domestic and gender-based violence or terrorist attacks.

 

Twenty-five local professionals with training in psychology will be trained to provide appropriate therapeutic support to traumatized individuals and their families and to facilitate their reintegration into a non-violent society.

Duration: 2023-2024
2023 budget: €50,000

Six other participants, who have already completed previous training in trauma therapy, accompany the new training group as co-trainers/facilitators and will thus acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in the field.

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Kurdistan

Psycho-social assistance, education and vocational training for Yezidi genocide survivors (Governorate of Dohuk-Iraqi Kurdistan).

The project aims to defend and restore the dignity of displaced persons and refugees, to support the most vulnerable among them, and to give them hope for a better future.

 

The project focuses on Yezidi survivors of the August 2014 genocide in Iraq's Nineveh Plain. They took refuge in Kurdistan, particularly in the town of Sharya and its seven surrounding villages.

 

A voluntary, safe and dignified return to Sinjar, their region of origin remains uncertain.

Duration: 2023-2024
Budget 2023: 500

The project consists of three main programs that comprehensively address some of the urgent needs of survivors:

(1) visits to families outside the camps, emergency financial assistance, food aid, legal advice and screening for mental health problems;

 

(2) a structured non-formal education program designed to help young people in critical stages of their schooling and to give a boost to very young children in their education;

 

(3) an adult education and vocational training program to strengthen financial autonomy and psychosocial support for women.