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About the partner

Insan

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Insan - which means ‘Human’ - is a non-profit organisation that offers psychosocial support to Syrian refugees, plus training to those working in refugee camps. It was set up by a group of psychologists back in 2012, as a response to the atrocities of the first rape cases in Homs, Syria.

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    The fundraising stage

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    Funds raised successfully

    Great news! The campaign reached its target and plans are now being made to put the donations to good use.

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    Project in progress

    The local humanitarian organisation is now using the funds it has raised to provide crucial on-the-ground support to local communities.

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    Another successful project

    Thanks! Your kind support has helped this local humanitarian organisation to reduce suffering and save lives in a war-torn community.

Status of Campaign: Project in Progress

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First Aid for the Tired Soul

War brings with it lasting trauma and severe mental health issues for so many of the children and families caught in the middle of it. Yet these issues are so often overlooked in crisis situations. Help us teach communities to support their most vulnerable and provide them with tools to cope. #Rise4Idlib #PsychologicalFirstAid
  • goal of

    £9,435

  • Expired on

    18/07/2019

funds raised

    • 101%

    • (£-98 remaining)

Yes! We did it! Thank you.

for the community of

Afrin

Story

UPDATE: As this was an emergency campaign, INSAN ran a 'keep it all' campaign rather than the usual all or nothing campaigns. The original target was £16,671 and £9,435 was raised. INSAN are therefore revising their project to reflect the amount raised and will providing an update project plan when ready. Many thanks to all CanDoers for your generous support of this important project.

"We are witnessing a mental-health catastrophe that will affect most of us, and it will change our world... We need to acknowledge that first aid is not just needed for the body, but it has also to include the mind, the soul. The impact on the soul is hardly visible, but the damage can be there for life."- Dr Essam Daod, child psychiatrist and TED Fellow

Tarek's Story

This story about Tarek (not his real name) is hard to hear, but it’s neither unique nor without hope. 

Tarek’s four young children woke him and his wife, playfully demanding their breakfast. He sat down with his family for their morning meal in the quiet town of Ma'arah al-Nu'man, with no idea how quickly his world would be shattered.  

As a huge blast of noise and intense heat engulfed him, Tarek and three of his children could do nothing as his wife - their mother - burned to death alongside their brother.  

Tarek managed to pull his other 3 children to safety but their family home was turned to rubble and with no belongings, they fled to Afrin finding shelter in an abandoned building. Tarek’s family need help. They sustained burn injuries and wounds which fortunately can be healed. But he has no means to provide food for the family, no milk for his 6 month old, and the psychological wounds from that last family breakfast will not heal as easily as their wounds. 

It is you who can bring the hope to Tarek’s story. With your support, Insan will reach out to Tarek and others suffering like them. We will provide him and his family with the food and basic supplies they desperately need right now. We cannot change their past, we can help them all to prosper in the future. We’ll provide counselling for Tarek and his children so they have tools to deal with the trauma they’ve been through, teaching them coping mechanisms, and connecting them with other families who have been through similar trauma and want to offer support. 

We can help Tarek find a community, and to know where to reach out to when he or his children are struggling. We can provide him with the urgent psychological aid and psycho-social support he needs so he can stand on his own feet and take care of the children now solely dependent on him.  

Give people like Tarek the tools to cope with the ramifications of war trauma

Mental health is often overlooked in crisis situations but it is the basis of survival and resilience. 

What we will do

Over three months, Insan’s expert team will provide psychological first aid to 300 families identified as in need of support, helping them to learn how to cope with the horrors they have experienced. We’ll provide food and aid baskets containing essential provisions like food and hygiene kits so they can focus on recovery, and we’ll ensure they know how and when to contact us if they need further assistance. 

We will help train volunteers from families who have been through trauma in how to support those in their community by delivering psychological first aid, so that the community can come together and continue to heal itself and those most vulnerable within it. 

We will additionally support people by rolling out the INSAN Lifeline self-help mobile application that offers mental health support and companionship. The app will help to support internally displaced people with their mental health by providing guidance and information, and we will use this roll out to review and further improve the application.

In total, if you can help us fund this project over the course of three months we will be able to provide long term support for 3,400 people, resourcing those suffering from trauma and the community around them with the tools to cope with the scarring experiences they have survived.  

We'll teach psychological first aid to other families in the area so that the community can help support its most vulnerable members

 


What you need to know

Our funding target:

With over 270,000 newly displaced people to support, we are working to provide aid to as many people as we possibly can with your generous support. The situation on the ground is changing day to day and as such, if campaigns do not reach their targets - or should we raise more money than is needed for this emergency appeal - we will use ours and our partners’ expertise to discern how to reallocate funds where they are needed most. In either case, contributors will be informed where this money is being spent and why.

Distribution of funds:

Due to the urgency, CanDo has agreed to release funds directly to partners for the specific emergency on a weekly basis based on assessment of needs.

How else can I help: 

There are many ways you can use your voice to make a difference:

Convince two other people to support the campaign and you’ll treble your impact

Share our message and our campaign to #Rise4Idlib tagging journalists, media outlets and socially-conscious celebrities to help raise awareness of the atrocities happening and the need for the international community to respond

Our budget

 

£5,972.89

Salaries for 1 Project Manager, 5 Facilitators and 5 Volunteers

 

£7,293.63

Food baskets and publications for 360 families

 

£1,419.30

Vehicle rental and travel allowance for the 20 supporting families

 

£1,028.01

Partner core costs

 

£956.97

Transfer costs and credit card fees

 

£16,670.79

Total for project for 3 months

Updates

09/12/2019

10/07/2019

Tarek's Story

Dear amazing CanDoers. Thanks to your support we reached more than half of our target to deliver this vital psychosocial support to people like Tarek who have suffered so much. We have just one week left - can you help us get the project all the way by sharing our story (attached) and encouraging people to support this important cause with you? ❤ #Rise4Idlib #Insan #PsychologicalFirstAid #CommunityHealing #PsychologicalLifeLine

01/07/2019

our story

Have you heard about our story... listen to it to end *The translation is attached with each image check out the rest of our story on the following link https://www.facebook.com/InsanPS.org/posts/2306514149442622

01/07/2019

our story

Have you heard about our story... listen to it to end *The translation is attached with each image check out the rest of our story on the following link https://www.facebook.com/InsanPS.org/posts/2306514149442622

25/06/2019

We appreciate your support as

We appreciate your support as you helped us to reach half the amount, but we need more support.

24/06/2019

We're getting started!

We've just reach the first five donations. Can we count with your help?

20/06/2019

there is still new IDPs

there is still new IDPs moving from Idlib to Afrin city, need your support. Their psychological and health conditions are so bad and they need a lot of support and care. We appreciate your support as you helped us to reach half the amount, but we need more support. The number of displaced persons is constantly increasing. Many homes are inhabited by several families, but they are not equipped for housing. There are also many people with chronic diseases. These are some pictures that illustrate a small part of the miserable situation of their suffering, let us help together to achieve the goals of our campaign! You can also tell your friends and relatives about this campaign!

02/06/2019

Campaign Started

Comments

Comments

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 18:10

I wish I could give more for the wonderful work you all do.

Wed, 10/07/2019 - 10:22

Dear amazing CanDoers. Thanks to your support we reached more than half of our target to deliver this vital psychosocial support to people like Tarek who have suffered so much. We have just one week left - can you help us get the project all the way by sharing our story (attached) and encouraging people to support this important cause with you? ❤

#Rise4Idlib #Insan #PsychologicalFirstAid #CommunityHealing #PsychologicalLifeLine

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 16:10

Have you heard about our story... listen to it to end
*The translation is attached with each image
check out the rest of our story on the following link
https://www.facebook.com/InsanPS.org/posts/2306514149442622

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 16:06

Have you heard about our story... listen to it to end
*The translation is attached with each image
check out the rest of our story on the following link
https://www.facebook.com/InsanPS.org/posts/2306514149442622

هاجر القايدي's picture
Tue, 25/06/2019 - 14:15

May Allah give you strength to create & continue evolving

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 11:41

We appreciate your support as you helped us to reach half the amount, but we need more support.

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 15:06

there is still new IDPs moving from Idlib to Afrin city, need your support. Their psychological and health conditions are so bad and they need a lot of support and care.

We appreciate your support as you helped us to reach half the amount, but we need more support.

The number of displaced persons is constantly increasing. Many homes are inhabited by several families, but they are not equipped for housing. There are also many people with chronic diseases.

These are some pictures that illustrate a small part of the miserable situation of their suffering, let us help together to achieve the goals of our campaign!

You can also tell your friends and relatives about this campaign!

Mon, 10/06/2019 - 21:52

Such very important work

Tue, 11/06/2019 - 10:01

Thank you. Your support is also very important for us to succeed in our mission.

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Thu, 06/06/2019 - 09:46

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