Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights Provides Trauma Therapy Support to Displaced Earthquake Victims in Qamishli, Syria
Qamishli (February 20, 2023) – Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights announces coordination with local authorities to provide trauma treatment and mental health support to the influx of displaced people arriving in Qamishli, northeast Syria, along the Iraqi border.
Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights Chairman and Founder Salah Ahmad has released the following statement.
“The tragic earthquake in Syria has created even more hardship for many survivors already traumatized by war and terror in the region. In the days that have followed, Jiyan Foundation’s team in Qamishli has been in touch with local authorities to provide mental health services to the influx of displaced people arriving in the region.
“Survivors of violence and terror live with heightened anxiety and trauma that are only exasperated by the unforeseen difficulties of being displaced. We urge the international community to pay attention to the psychological burden many are now facing in Syria. We must provide mental health support alongside traditional relief services.”
The recent earthquake in Syria and Turkey has led to an influx of displaced people moving east toward the regions surrounding Qamishli, where Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights maintains a treatment center. It is expected that many more internally displaced persons will arrive seeking shelter, refuge, and other humanitarian services. Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights’ treatment center in Qamishli, Syria, is working with local authorities and preparing to provide trauma therapy support to the growing number of internally displaced persons arriving in the region.
All Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights services are provided free to our beneficiaries. Those looking to support Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights’ Earthquake Relief effort can donate here: https://jiyan.org/earthquake-relief-syria/
About Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is a nonprofit organization that supports survivors of human rights violations, defends fundamental freedoms, and promotes democratic values throughout the world. Jiyan Foundation seeks to build democratic societies that protect the dignity of the human being, where adults and children enjoy the rights to life and freedom, and citizens are free from violence, torture, terror, domestic violence, and human rights violations.
Our programs, projects, and initiatives provide mental health, medical treatment, and other health services to survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence, and human rights violations. Our work supports nine treatment centers, a clinic for Yazidi women and families, a Healing Garden, and mobile teams helping survivors in 11 refugee and IDP camps in nine regions throughout Kurdistan-Iraq, Iraq, and Syria. Since 2005 these programs have provided support to over 100,000 people.