Call for Concrete Action in Wake of Mental Health SummitOct. 11, 2021
Despite putting the spotlight on this important topic, the global mental health summit fell short on expectations. Much more needs to be done to provide urgently needed psychosocial support to the 160 million children living with war.
“Mental Health Cannot Wait”Oct. 5, 2021
Every child has the right to a life free from distress. It’s as important to their wellbeing as food, water and shelter. Yet almost every nation is failing them - especially the children who need it most. This is the message Patrick Kumi (22) will take to a major mental health summit in Paris today. The same message he shared with us from his home in a refugee camp in Uganda...
“My Proposal for Peace.”Sept. 21, 2021
The number of armed conflicts around the world is at record high. While adults sit around the table searching for solutions, children are taking matters into their own hands. Children like Maria, Andrea, Dante and others from our Peace Circus project in Colombia…
"Food, Water and Shelter Can Only Go So Far”Aug. 19, 2021
One in five children living in a conflict zone will need some sort of psychological support in their lifetime. Yet, due to a myriad of factors - including lack of services and available funding - most don’t receive the support they need. On World Humanitarian Day, we pay tribute to the aid workers who are working tirelessly to fill this gap.
Innovative Tool Accurately Detects Mental Health Problems Among Children in Conflict SettingsAug. 18, 2021
A new tool is proving to offer a low-cost and effective solution for detecting mental health problems among children in conflict-affected settings. Armed with this evidence, we can now promote the tool as an essential first step in the wider care programme.
An Unlikely Story of Hope: Beirut Blasts, One Year OnAug. 4, 2021
A year ago today, one of the biggest explosions in history tore through downtown Beirut, tipping Lebanon’s capital firmly over the edge. On the first anniversary of this tragic event, it is tales of hardship and human suffering that continue to make the headlines. Yet, there is also a story of hope rising from the ashes…
Two Steps Back - The Lasting Impact of Uganda’s COVID-19 LockdownJuly 29, 2021
In June, Uganda felt the full force of COVID-19’s wrath with some 15,248 new infections prompting hard lockdown. As restrictions are set to be lifted tomorrow, can conflict-affected communities bounce back? “That depends on several things”, says local team lead Daniel Osako.