MHPSS programmes for children, youth & parents in Syria and in Syria- Iraq crises affected countries
NLG MHPSS Task Force
An increasing number of humanitarian actors provide MHPSS services to populations affected by the conflict in Syria and Iraq as well as to those who have fled to neighbouring countries in the region – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. In March 2019, the No Lost Generation (NLG) Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Task Force was established with the aim of improving the MHPSS response and coordination for children and youth.
A clear overview of the MHPSS response for children and youth as well as lack of shared resources has been highlighted by member organizations (UN:NGO), as well as young people themselves. To address this gap, the MHPSS Task Force commissioned the undertaking of a mapping of MHPSS programmes targeting children, youth and their parents/caregivers in Syria and from Syria and Iraq crises affected countries – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The mapping consists of a desk review and a survey disseminated at the regional level with members of the MHPSS Task Force and their country offices; with MHPSS and Child Protection Working Groups (CPWG) at the national level; with NLG partners and their country offices; and with implementing partners.
The purpose of this desk review was to map existing information on MHPSS programmes for children, youth (0-24 years) and parents/caregivers in Syria and from Syria and Iraq crises affected countries. This desk review informs and complements the survey that was disseminated among organizations with MHPSS programmes. This desk review is primarily for practitioners who are involved, directly or indirectly, in the implementation of MHPSS programmes, helping them to have a clear understanding of the programmes that are available as well as to identify gaps.