CARE International UK

Support for Syrian Refugee Children

2.9 million Syrian children under the age of 5 have grown up knowing nothing but war, according to UNHCR. This project provides psycho-social support to refugee children that have fled the brutal conflict in Syria, helping them cope with their experience of violence, and the loss of loved ones.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (292506)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£11,500

Amount raised

£17,100

Donations

187

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúWhen kids arrive from Syria, some can‚Äôt even concentrate enough to walk in a straight line. Taekwondo brings them out of their shell. It saves your body and soul‚Äù

    — Taekwondo Coach

  • “When kids arrive from Syria, some can’t even concentrate enough to walk in a straight line. Taekwondo brings them out of their shell. It saves your body and soul”

    — Taekwondo Coach

Situation

Over 5 million people have fled Syria since the conflict began. Half of those affected are children that have seen the horrors of war first-hand. Beyond the basic needs of food, water, and shelter, refugees fleeing conflict need psycho-social support in order for them to deal with the mental scars of what they have witnessed. Some studies suggest that more than 4 in 10 Syrian children showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and most had experienced someone in their family dying.

Solution

We will provide psycho-social support to refugee children that have fled the civil war and are living in refugee camps in Jordan. Focus will be on well-being, and what makes life worth living, aiming at giving children who have experienced the most unimaginable horror the techniques to relieve stress, cope with the terrible traumas no child should have to go through, and build a positive mind set for the future. Our aim is to ensure young people affected can live as normal a life as possible.