Children remain the most vulnerable in this crisis, as they experience high levels of psychosocial distress. In Lebanon, Syrian refugee children’s protection is at risk, as parents struggle to meet their children’s basic needs in healthcare, education and livelihoods.
Save the Children provides psychosocial support and recreational activities for children in Child-Friendly Spaces (CFS), especially for children who witnessed traumatic events and live in distress. CFS activities help those children to overcome their distress and begin to recover their childhood.
Save the Children empowers beneficiaries to build community-based mechanisms where they are trained to monitor child protection cases. Community members are also trained on safe identification and referral.
As for parents and guardians, they learn positive discipline, positive parenting methods and approaches to deal with psychological challenges facing children as a result of this crisis.