Help address the trauma of families and children in Syria and Turkey
In the early hours of Monday 6th February, a devastating earthquake hit Southern Turkey and Syria. The natural disaster has compounded trauma for many in a region that has already experienced conflict and forced displacement.
Thousands have lost their lives and many more are homeless in freezing temperatures.
It marks another tragedy that has forced many already vulnerable people into even more precarious conditions during the cold winter. Whole families are in danger.
Amna is supporting families and children with early childhood support and trauma care to ensure that communities have already suffered so much have access to vital, lifesaving trauma care. Please donate to support communities in crisis.
Nurturing joy& belonging
Amna specialises in supporting the psychosocial wellbeing of refugees and other displaced communities.
We help communities manage the insecurity, stress, and trauma that comes from conflict and forced displacement.
Don’t leave communities out in the cold.
Despite urgent needs, the humanitarian response has been slow to reach some communities in Turkey and Syria.
Six personal stories of displacement
Too often the voices and stories of refugees aren’t heard. Sada shares six stories of strength and survival from those who have experienced the pain of displacement.
What it’s like to be a war refugee
Living under the constant threat of violence has a lasting effect – even after you escape from danger, says Founder of Amna Zarlasht Halaimzai.
Support for Ukrainian refugees
Amna is responding to the emergency in Ukraine through three programmes of support for organisations supporting refugees and those who are internally displaced.
Helping Afghan refugees to heal
Amna is supporting Afghan refugees through a network of safe, healing spaces.
In six years, Amna has reached over 4 million people through our programmes, advocacy and support to partners across the world across Europe and South Asia.
Amna provides trauma-sensitive and identity-informed psychosocial healing support to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma.
Respect, Connection, Understanding & Curiosity
Asylum seekers and refugees are more likely to suffer from mental health challenges, even after they arrive at a place of relative safety.
Amna provides refugee communities with safe spaces where they can heal from the effects of conflict, war and displacement by reconnecting with others and becoming part of a community.
By supporting individuals, organisations and refugee communities to run safe spaces for restorative group activities, we help people regain their resilience and rediscover feelings of joy and belonging.
Baytna: Spaces of play and joy
Baytna provides key emotional support to children whose childhood is disrupted by violence, stress and uncertainty.
Afghanistan: One year on
The past year has seemed like a repeating of history for many Afghans and indeed trauma is rarely an individual experience.
Announcing our Ukraine Response partners
We’re delighted to announce the partners we will be working with to support those fleeing war in Ukraine.
What it’s like to be a war refugee
“Understanding how violence and conflict affects and changes people is more important than ever.” Zarlasht Halaimzai
Refugee Trauma Initiative is now Amna
We are pleased to announce that Refugee Trauma Initiative is now Amna Refugee Healing Network.
Cristina Finch join’s RTI’s Board
We are delighted to welcome Cristina Finch to the Board of Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI).
Crisis continues in Afghanistan
Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI) express our deep solidarity with Afghans everywhere.
Your gift will help to bring a sense
of safety, joy and belonging to
the people who need it most.