About Us

Our work began in a tent on the border of Greece and North Macedonia and is now growing globally. We deliver services that mitigate the impact of trauma and toxic stress. We focus on areas where we can make the most difference. Our play-based early childhood programme, Baytna supports whole family healing and our youth programme Dinami offers a safe space for young people. We also offer therapeutic support to men and women.

 

Now to scale our work, we’re partnering with community organisations around the world to offer trauma and identity informed psychosocial care to people affected by conflict and forced displacement. We invest in and train local organisations and connect them to a healing network that can support their practice

 

Our mission is to build community capacity for healing.

 

Our vision is refugees determining their futures, unbounded by the impacts of conflict and displacement.

Our Story

Amna began as Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI).

 

In 2016 some 13,000 refugees were stranded on the border of Greece and North Macedonia. It’s here that our work began. We set up a tent and started providing therapeutic group sessions for men, women and children who experienced violence, displacement and torture.

 

As refugees continued to arrive, we grew to meet the need of displaced communities in Greece. We worked in camps, community centres and provided individual support when it was necessary.

 

We worked with refugees and psychosocial experts to develop our current programming – light touch nonclinical community-based interventions that help make people who have experienced violence and forced displacement feel safe again.

 

 

 

 

The methodology of our programmes is evidenced based and simple. We create safe and playful spaces where people can convene and heal as a community. Our aims is to provide care as early as possible to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma that can affect individual and communities for a long time.

 

After 6 years, we are providing this care through our healing network to refugees in Greece, Albania, Kosovo, Italy and Pakistan. We are building our network in Poland, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

 

 

Annual reports

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Annual Report 2020

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Annual Report 2019

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Annual Report 2018

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Amna Evaluation

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