• Users Online: 468
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
FIELD REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 147-153

Psychosocial support to foster social cohesion between refugee and host communities in Jordan


1 Psychologist, and Mental Health & Child Care Practices Advisor for the Middle East at Action Contre la Faim, Paris
2 Psychologist and has worked with Action Contre la Faim in Spain and, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Paulina Acosta
Action Contre la Faim
Paris
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INTV.INTV_40_18

Get Permissions

The internal conflict in Syria has displaced large numbers of the population into neighbouring countries since the uprising in 2011. The large influx of displaced people into Jordan poses great challenges to the international community as well as local authorities, with increasing competition for already scarce resources and services creating rising tensions between refugee and host communities. In this context, the non-governmental organisation, Action Contre la Faim, implemented a programme aimed at improving psychosocial well-being, fostering resilience and promoting positive interactions between the members of both communities. Through the participation of support groups within community-based organisations, dialogue was facilitated, and interactions took place in a safe and therapeutic environment. Participants reported improved perception of well-being and self confidence, as well as improved mutual understanding and communication, reduced isolation and the extension of social support, enhanced empathy and reduce prejudice.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed532    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded114    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal