What's Happening Now

Trauma Counseling Teams on Site in Beirut—

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 emotions

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Overwhelming Grief and Loss: The Trauma of Becoming a Refugee—

They come by the thousands, terrified, horrified, almost petrified by a civil war that has destroyed their homes, closed their schools, forced them to flee their homeland.  They run, walk, beg transport, and limp across the Syrian border into Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey, carrying only what they can in their arms and on their backs, desperate to escape the bullets, the bombs, the destruction, looking for help—food,  healthcare, jobs,  education, the basics of life.

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Women Empowerment Programs Up and Running in Bangladesh—

In a remote village of 50,000 persons in the northern part of Bangladesh, most people live in extreme poverty and hopelessness, depending on odd jobs—day labor, pulling rickshaws—to feed their families.  No road connects the village to the city center.  There is no running water, only unreliable electricity service, and, until recently, no healthcare facility, no employment opportunities, and no school.

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More Rubble Houses Going to Earthquake Victims in Haiti—

Since 2010, when a 7.0 earthquake killed, injured, or otherwise affected some 3 million Haitian citizens, Conscience International, one of the first responders to the disaster, has been returning to the field, rebuilding starter homes and helping to regenerate lives devastated by the catastrophe of nature. To date, 170 houses for 170 families have been constructed. Many more are needed.

House built form the rubble of the 2010 earthquake. (Conscience International photo)

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