Specialised support for children with disabilities in refugee camps, Northern Iraq

Context: Conflict, refugee camp Objectives:  Providing specialised support for children with disabilities who are otherwise unable to access services   Why this project? The partner NGO noticed that no one in the refugee camp was providing services for children with disabilities, meaning that they were missing out on opportunities to play and learn with other children … More Specialised support for children with disabilities in refugee camps, Northern Iraq

Family strengthening programmes

Families represent a critical aspect of child protection, often representing children’s primary source of safety, support and protection; however, parents are often under increased stress and pressure in an emergency and so support to strengthen the family could be critical in keeping children safe. The breakdown of infrastructure and social networks in conflict and disaster settings … More Family strengthening programmes

Onwards and Upwards, Jordan

Kids’ clubs and caregiver psychosocial support groups Context: Displacement, urban refugees Objective: To promote the well-being of refugee children and their families by training and equipping local partners to provide accessible and age-appropriate education and recreational activities for refugee children and their caregivers. The project was initially set up to target children ages 3 to 7, but extended the project … More Onwards and Upwards, Jordan

Parents support groups and parenting skills workshops

Children displaced by conflict, persecution, and economic pressures are exposed to multiple risks to their physical, social, and emotional development. Positive parenting and family functioning can protect children from these negative effects, and contribute to improved outcomes in spite of adversity. A growing body of research from low and middle-income countries suggests that parenting and … More Parents support groups and parenting skills workshops