• CONNECTING HUMAN INSECURITY, FORCED DISPLACEMENT AND MENTAL HEALTH

  • WHAT WE DO

     

    Between Borders is a non-profit practitioner-led research organisation FOCUSING on HUMAN INSECURITY, forced displacement, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS).

     

    As a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary organisation, we highlight displacement caused by conflict/fragility, climate change, natural disasters, and development, AS WELL as HUMAN INSECURITY CAUSED BY SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND URBAN VIOLENCE through the lens of researchers, practitioners, creatives, grassroot NGOs, and above all people directly affected by these issues. We consolidate psychosocial support through the arts, culture and storytelling.

     

    We WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS TO PROMOTE INFORMATION SHARING, KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE, AND MHPSS-LED SOLUTIONS FOR SOME OF THE WORST HUMANITARIAN CRISES OF OUR TIME.

  • human insecurity

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    FORCED DISPLACEMENT

    INVISIBLE WOUNDS

    Hidden battles of the mind: violence, trauma, and healing.

    BEYOND THE HORIZON

    Recovery and return after natural disasters and emergencies

    THE RISING TIDE

    Recognising the humanitarian crisis of the climate displaced.

    THE HUMAN COST OF DEVELOPMENT

    Bringing into focus minority and indigenous displacement and historical trauma

    POLICY REFORM ON HUMANITARIAN MHPSS

    Closing the gap on MHPSS and forced displacement.

  • TURNING THE LENS

    Reshaping the Narrative. Reclaiming Agency. Reimagining the Future.

     

     

     

    We focus on the voices and stories of those in humanitarian crises and human insecure settings through first-person storytelling, multimedia and photography.

     

  • CREATIVE SPACE

    CREATIVES IN AND BEYOND THE BORDERS

     

    Catalysing Positive Transformation Through the Arts, Sport and Culture.

     

     

     

  • innovatiON FOR HUMANITARIAN mhpss

     

    HUMANITARIAN FUTURE LAB

     

    ACTIVATING DESIGN THINKING FOR NEXT GENERATION HUMANITARIAN-MHPSS SOLUTIONS.

     

     

     

     

  • featured articles

    The latest thoughts from our researchers and partners.

    TURNING INTO BUTTERFLIES: A SYRIAN'S REFLECTION ON DISPAIR AND DISGRACE

    MIKE NICONCHUK AND MOHAMMAD KHEIR

    A rarely discussed topic through the words of one Syrian confronting the reality of life in displacement.

    SKATING ON THIN ICE: A REFLECTION OF SECONDARY TRAUMA IN HUMANITARIAN WORK

    GEORGIE NINK

    Practising unconditional listening while recognising the importance of self-care for aid workers.

  • FEATURED REPORTS

    More reports on our Resources page.

    Jennifer Dathan, Hauke Waszkewitz and Michael Hart (2017): The Refugee Explosion: How Europe Treats Refugees Fleeing Explosive Violence. Action on Armed Violence.

    Sirin, Selcuk R. and Lauren Rogers-Sirin (2015): The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Refugee Children. Washington, DC: MIgration Policy Institute.

    Save the Children (2017):

    Self-Harm and Depression Rise Among Child Refugees One Year Into the EU-Turkey Deal

  • CREATIVE RESILIENCE

    Salzburg Global Seminar (2017): The Art of Resilience: Creativity, Courage and Renewal. Session Report 573

  • book & film of the month

     

    OUTSIDE THE ASYLUM

    LYNNE JONES

     

    Outside the Asylum is Lynne Jones's personal exploration of humanitarian psychiatry and the changing world of international relief; a memoir of more than twenty-five years as a practising psychiatrist in war and disaster zones around the world.

    HISTORY OF THE CAMP

    THE NATIVE AND THE REFUGEE

     

    History of the Camp is a vivid insight and testimony into daily life in Al-Arroub refugee camp, Hebron, West Bank.

     

      The Native and The Refugee is a research platform by Matt Peterson & Malek Rasamny to investigate the experiences of Palestinian refugee camps and American Indian reservations.

  • upcoming events

     

    WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2017

     

    BETWEEN BORDERS WILL BE HOSTING ART-BASED AND MHPSS PRACTITIONER WORKSHOPS LED BY OUR PARTNERS.

     

     

    STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.

  • IN THE NEWS

    Single Mothers of Aghanistan

    Refugees Face Mental Health Crisis as Greece Cuts Medical Aid

    How do Refugee Teens Bild Resilience?

    The Unwanted: Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

    'It Makes Us Forget the Pain:' Parkour in Syria

    'Scarred and Broken:' Children Escaping ISIS in Mosul Suffer Waking Nightmares

    Hidden War Wounds: A Story Untold

    New Dangers Stalk Syrian Children Still Haunted by Horrors Under ISIS
     

    The Psychological Trauma of a Multi-Generation War

  • MENTAL HEALTH & HUMAN RIGHTS

    Syrian Asylum Seeker Hangs Himself in Greece Amid Warnings Over Suicide Attempts by Trapped Refugees

    Man found dead as refugee children as young as nine are found self-harming in camps

    Freed from ISIS, Yazidi Women Remain Trapped by Trauma

    There are not enough resources to provide long-term care to all of the survivors, who could take a lifetime to recover.

    Young Afghans Returning From Europe Face Isolation and Fear Back Home

    Nassim Majidi examines the difficulties faced by asylum seekers sent back from Europe to Afghanistan as they try to start new lives

    Broken Men in Paradise

    The world’s refugee crisis knows no more sinister
    exercise in cruelty than Australia’s island prisons.

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