A two-day mental health counseling workshop designed to support and train those who serve in the helping professions to better handle cases of trauma brought on by wars and natural disasters, is planned for May 19-20 in Bethlehem, Palestine. The program is sponsored by Conscience International and its cooperating organizations.more
The Ebola epidemic in several West African States, as well as other existing dangers to public health in general, is spurring Conscience International’s drive to help hospitals in the most populated country in the region, Nigeria.more
In Shambhuganj, Bangladesh simple technology is offering improved health and hygiene to village people who, until now, have had to suffer from a high rate of infant mortality and infectious disease simply because of lack of sanitation that those in the developed world take for granted.more
Conscience International has just returned from Iraq where the team evaluated conditions and offered assistance to refugees in seven of 34 migrant camps. Most refugees who have relocated here were forced to flee their homes in the wake of the capture and occupation of Mosul by ISIS in June, 2014. Now they are struggling for survival in make-shift tents, unfinished buildings, and on the city streets where some are begging and others are struggling to find any kind of work.more
When Richard Sarker photographed the newly constructed school in Shambhuganj, Bangladesh that he and Conscience International's partners helped to fund in 2012, he felt a sense of 'mission accomplished.' But it was on his last visit to Shambhuganj that he witnessed a disturbing development.
These children, he observed, "are coming to school hungry!"more
While Iraqi citizens were fleeing their home town of Mosul and the threats of ISIS terrorists who had captured and devastated the city, Conscience International President, Dr. James E. Jennings was on his way to deliver aid to refugees wherever he found them.more
Conscience International is partnering with local Lebanese organizations to provide supportive tools and resources geared to helping on-site caregivers throughout the country to better deal with the immense daily pressures of ‘compassion fatigue.’ Refugees are not the only ones traumatized by an overwhelming situation. The question is: Who cares for the caregivers, the unsung champions, the aid workers who volunteer their energies to assist the hopeless and helpless in a seemingly never–ending drama of emotionsmore