WHAT do we do and WHERE?

Luna delivers training in collaboration with local partner organisations all around the world, and our model has proved to be hugely successful. We have provided CATT training in Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania and Malaysia, and with those supporting children in the Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.  In addition, we have held training in the UK  for mental health professionals from Pakistan and Nigeria.

Outcomes and Impact:

  • The consequences of traumatic experiences and the symptoms of PTSD can be overwhelming for children. Without effective treatment and support, they may be unable to live a normal life. So Luna’s training helps to improve the life opportunities for children and young people affected by conflict and trauma all over the world……

SYRIA

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Since the beginning of the national uprising in 2011, conflict in Syria has escalated and nearly half a million people have lost their lives, including over 50,000 children.

More than half of Syria’s population have fled their homes. About 5.1 million Syrians are refugees who’ve left the country across borders to Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, and 6.3 million are internally displaced within Syria

Of those displaced, half are children. These children are at risk of becoming malnourished, physically sick, abused, or exploited, and are extremely likely to have experienced trauma.  Many have been out of education for many years, and are being called a ‘lost generation’.

The number of refugees created by the Syrian conflict shows no sign of slowing down.

JORDAN, in partnership with the SYRIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY

In February 2016, we delivered a level 2 course in Jordan, home to over half a million Syrian refugees. Here we worked with the Syrian American Medical Society at its mental health centre in Irbid. We successfully trained 16 people from a variety of organisations, many working in the refugee camps located in the north of Jordan. We were delighted that one of the psychologists trained in Turkey in 2014 was able to join the training to tell everyone about his experience of using CATT successfully with children in Amman.

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TANZANIA

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75% of children are victims of physical violence

Almost 1/3 of girls aged 13-24 experience at least one incident of   sexual violence before the age of 18

According to WHO, acts of violence cause more death and disability than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and wars combined

72% of girls have experienced some form of physical violence in their childhood 

Statistics show that violence prompts an increase in the number of street children

 25% of girls are subjected to emotional abuse before the age of 18

PAKISTAN

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Everyone has now heard of Malala Yousafzai and the challenges faced by girls in obtaining education in the Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan

The attack on the school in Peshawar in December 2014 killed 132 schoolchildren aged 8 to 18

As a result of the Peshawar attack it has been estimated that two-thirds of the population of this city are now suffering from trauma

 

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

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South Africa is the second most unequal country in the world in terms of income distribution

In South Africa, 11.9 million children (64% of all children) live in income poverty

Nearly a quarter of children in South Africa do not live with their parents

Over 56,500 children were reported to be victims of violent crime in 2009/10, yet many more crimes remain unreported.

Though prohibited by law, nearly 1 in 5 children experience corporal punishment at school. 1 in 3 parents use severe corporal punishment in the form of beatings

UGANDA

Uganda has experienced almost continuous conflict since independence, through the regime of Idi Amin until the mid 1980s, when President Museveni came to power

People in the north especially are still living with the consequences of frequent attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army which only ceased in 2006

Uganda is now the centre of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.  In the past 12 months the central African nation has taken in around 1.3 million people — more than Greece, Turkey or any other country in the world at the height of last year’s crisis in Europe.

Every day around 2,000 people stream across Uganda’s borders fleeing famine, drought and violence in neighbouring countries, including 800,000 from South Sudan .