Minds United for Mental Health: 10 Steps to Uphold Wellbeing Amid COVID-19May 28, 2020
The devastating physical impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is all too apparent. Yet the global mental health crisis emerging in the wake of the pandemic - and its effects on vulnerable children and their families - has so far received little attention. We brought together a panel of experts to explore potential actions to address the crisis. Here’s what they came up with…
Filling the Gaps to Include the Most Vulnerable in JordanMay 20, 2020
In Jordan measures to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic have been decisive - including school closures, travel restrictions and a ban on all social and cultural group activity. These restrictions have had severe and immediate impacts on vulnerable refugee and host communities in underserved and hard to reach areas of the country. Find out how we’re working to fill these critical gaps…
How we adapted EASE (Early Adolescent Skills for Emotions) in LebanonMay 19, 2020
The EASE (Early Adolescent Skills for Emotions) intervention is being tested for effectiveness in Lebanon this year. Prior to the evaluation, the intervention needed to be adapted to the cultural context of Lebanon. Here's how we did it...
COVID-19 Emergency response for 65,000 South Sudanese childrenMay 12, 2020
South Sudan, as almost every other nation, has not been spared the devastating impact of the coronavirus. The pandemic alone has been enough to cripple even the most stable nations. But add to this the already fragile humanitarian, environmental and political context of South Sudan and there is a perfect storm in the making…
Delivering Direct Support under COVID-19 Restrictions in LebanonMay 7, 2020
War Child is working in Lebanon to uphold the safety and wellbeing of children and families living under the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Yet our efforts can fall short unless we first ensure that basic needs are met - which is why we are working with local youth volunteers to distribute food packages to the most vulnerable families…
Continued learning for 60,000 children in Uganda during COVID-19May 4, 2020
In collaboration with four partner organisations, we are providing learning and psychosocial support to over 60,000 children from refugee and host communities in Uganda during the coronavirus pandemic.
Caregiver Support Intervention: Global lockdown, Syrian refugee communities in Lebanon and remote data collectionMay 1, 2020
What happens when the COVID-19 pandemic halts research which has taken years to develop and a significant investment to undertake? The research team developing the Caregiver Support Intervention (CSI) faced that exact challenge - and came up with an innovative solution. Find out more…