Protection and Assistance for Children on the Move

The IFRC is deeply concerned about protection and humanitarian assistance for children on the move. This is heighted by data that shows the number of children on the move, including unaccompanied and separated children, has grown substantially in the past decade.7 There are an estimated 50,000 million children on the move worldwide.8 Whether they are labelled as “migrants”, “refugees”, “displaced persons”, “trafficked”, or “stateless” there are numerous threats that are be faced by girls and boys on the move in their home countries, in transit, and at their destination countries.

Additionally, you can find these resources in Arabic.

MHPSS Key Message Bank for those Caring for Children and Adolescents

Key Message Bank for those Caring for Children and Adolescents. In both English and Arabic languages

Child Friendly Activity Cards

World Vision International and IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support launched a Child Friendly Space (CFS) Toolkit in 2017. This set of activity cards is selected and adapted from the existing CFS Activity Catalogue that promotes children and their families’ psychosocial well-being during COVID-19. The activity cards are designed especially for children who are in lockdown or have limited access to school and recreational programming. All of the activities can be done individually or with a small group of 2 to 3 people at home or in any suitable place.

Additionally, you can find these resources in different languages: Arabic, Somali, Farsi, Tigrinya, Norwegian, French, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

How do you talk to children about war?

A one-page guide for parents and caregivers. The guide can be used by parents and caregivers with children directly affected by conflict and for children who may have friends in conflict settings, it can be used as a guide to help parents support and care for their children who may be struggling to find explanations after watching disturbing images on tv or on social media, it can be used by Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers providing support to conflict affected families and children, and by staff and volunteers manning hotlines and helplines – who may be receiving calls for advice and assistance from anxious adults and children.

Additionally, these resources can be found in different languages: Arabic, Polish, English, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian.

The well-being guide

Reduce stress, recharge and build inner resilience. Humanitarians and people working in helping professions need to take care of themselves in order not to burn out and to be effective in their work. The well-being guide: reduce stress, recharge and build inner resilience is for individual self-care, and for peers and teams who work together. Each section can be tested or incorporated within regular meetings with a focus on caring for the carers. The exercises in this guide are for all humanitarian staff, volunteers and for recipients of mental health and psychosocial support services. If practised and used regularly, this catalogue of tried and practised tools can regulate stress, calm when distressed, promote sleep, and strengthen inner resilience.

Additionally, these resources can be found in different languages: Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Bosnian, French and English.

Saying goodbye to loved ones when it is difficult

It is very difficult to say goodbye if a loved one has passed away. It is even more difficult and challenging if it was impossible to be present in the final days or attend services and burial ceremonies. When people die suddenly for example due to a natural disaster, their loved ones may not be able to be with them in their final moments to say goodbye and express their love and respect. In such circumstances, those left behind may feel intense sadness, pain, remorse, and guilt or may even lose the ability to go about their daily lives. In cases where it is not possible to be near the body of a loved one, there are some things to do to say goodbye in a humane and respectful way. These four actions can ease the agonizing grief of the loss and honor the memory of those who have lost their lives.

Additionally, these resources can be found in different languages: Arabic, Ukrainian and Turkish and English.


The Effect of Chronic Traumatic Experience on Palestinian Children in the Gaza Strip

two studies were conducted in order to examine the psychological, social, somatic and educational effects of chronic traumatic experience on Palestinian children over the six years of the Al-Aqsa Intifada 2000-2006.

Gaza Mental Health Foundation (GMHF)

The Gaza Mental Health Foundation (GMHF) is a Palestinian, non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 1990 to provide comprehensive community mental health services to the population of the Gaza Strip including therapy, training and research. It is one of the leading mental health organizations in Palestine.