Israeli Volunteers Help Syria’s Traumatized Refugees – Debra Kamin
(dailyalert.org, Apr. 4, 2014)
Behind the closed door at a Jordanian NGO, ten Jordanian volunteers discuss the importance of honest communication with their Israeli Arab teacher. In the swelling Zaatari refugee camp, a tent city of more than 100,000 displaced Syrians in the Mafraq region of northern Jordan, trauma is everywhere. Thanks to a team of Israeli aid workers, these volunteers are learning the skills to help treat it. Every two weeks, IsraAid has been running a course out of this office on the basics of trauma counseling.
Thanks to a global network of Jewish donors, IsraAid volunteers have been making regular visits to Mafraq, where they deliver funds and oversee the distribution of dry goods, hygiene products and baby supplies. (Times of Israel)