|Project Name||Strengthening community capacity and coping mechanisms through effective protection services|
|Partner Organization||Danish Refugee Council|
|Donor||United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees (UNHCR)|
|Implementation Area(s)||Urfa Province and discrits|
|Sector(s)||Protection, Community Services, information management, coordination|
|Objectives of Project||Objective 1: focus on the provision of timely and relevant information on access to services (within the community centres) and develop the outreach awareness raising component through community focal points in Sanliurfa:a) IMPR ensures that a protection desk continues in the Community Center in Sanliurfa in a location that is easily accessible to all users, but allowing privacy for confidentiality purposes. The desk is managed by a protection assistant on hours opening days of the center.The protection assistant will be responsible for:
The counselling part of this project focuses on providing beneficiaries with more in-depth counselling information to ensure that the refugees are considering all the problems’ aspects and have understood the actual information and help, to guide people, whose cases are more complicated through potential ways of assistance.
Counselling is not meant to replace psychological counselling provided in the center that focuses more on in-depth mental health and mental well-being issues. The activity envisioned under this project is a stepping stone between the basic information provided through the protection desk and more in-depth counselling or case management.
There is one protection assistant based at the center to provide basic counselling services and allow for proper referrals to mental health services as well as case management services if it is needed.
c) Working with the communities
Community focal points and awareness raising sessions:
Community focal points is selected on the basis of motivation to work in enhancing community support mechanisms and previous experience volunteering, as well as some academic qualifications (if applicable). They work together with the protection assistants in facilitating awareness sessions for the community members, facilitating referrals to the center or to other services and provide basic information within their communities.
After an initial period of recruitment and basic training (two weeks), it is expected that the community focal points and protection assistants are able to co-lead sessions starting in May, 2015.
Awareness sessions is provided twice per day (4 out of 5 days of the working week). One day is reserved to conduct meetings with community focal points, as well as administrative purposes. This would imply that there is a total of 16 sessions per week. Monthly estimated targets for awareness sessions will be an approximate of 64 sessions (except the first month that is only half a month of awareness raising sessions).
Though it is expected that awareness sessions take place in the areas surrounding the community center, there might be some locations that are a bit further than the exact neighbouring areas, however areas around the community center will be prioritized.
IMPR cover topics in the awareness sessions that correspond to the assessment, which was submitted in the previous UNHCR project. This includes issues of child protection, protection issues regarding women and access to services.
*Last Updated: 31/12/2015
Number of Beneficiaries reached
|Population Planning Group:||<Syrian refugees in Şanlıurfa province>|
|Sub-group (if applicable):||Non-camp Syrian refugees in Şanlıurfa|
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|Major Sites:||DEDEOSMAN, YENICE, OSMANLI, MURADIYE, HAYATI HARRAN, SELCUKLU, SANACAKTAR, YESIL DIREK, KARASIYAKA, SIRIN, DEVTEYSTI, IMAMBAKIR BAGLAR BASI, SURUC, AKCAKALE, CEYLAPINAR.|