Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, many, from different nationalities, have suffered from death, injury, displacement, and trauma. Men, women, and children are victims of the ongoing conflict. This situation called for an action of support.
The Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST) launched the “Trauma and Psychosocial Support” project, funded by the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), in the area of Baalback-Hermel. This project targets 400 Syrian and Lebanese women to provide them with support in order to build their capacities of survival, in addition to trauma resiliency workshops that feature awareness and understanding of the impact of war related trauma including resiliency strategies, and appropriate, general, and applicable response approaches, and referral steps for family impact concerns. Men are also incorporated in the project through seminars on health and hygiene practices that the women will also receive.
Although the project targets 400 women, the number is very small compared to the overall number of refugees and locals suffering from the impacts of the Syrian crisis. The Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST), in cooperation with its partners, are aiming to target the largest number of vulnerable individuals possible.