Psychosocial Support in Damascus: Fear, hope and commitment

A large number of families are living in a shelter in unfinished buildings next to a garbage dump on top of an open sewer with unsafe water. 150 children of all ages are clustered around volunteers in the shade. Most don’t even notice us, busy as they are drawing, writing and cutting a shield out of paper. They talk to their volunteer about who can protect them and whom they feel safe with.

  • Jesper Guhle
  • May 12, 2014

Ebola: Battling fear and stigma

Fear, especially when coupled with poor knowledge about how to prevent the disease, and lack of resources to set up protective measures, can lead to panic and to stigmatization of those who have been in contact with the sick or have been handling dead bodies.

  • Jesper Guhle
  • May 6, 2014

Red Cross Society of China helps comfort brutal knife attack survivors

“I was seeing off friends at the railway station when suddenly I saw a group carrying long knives starting to…

  • Jesper Guhle
  • March 20, 2014