• 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 in 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 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.

    Newton's Law of Refuge

    MIKE NICONCHUK

    Our Head Researcher for Syrian Refugees, Mike Niconchuk, spotlights the challenges of integration, inertia and instability facing Syrians in Germany.

    The Siege of Deir Ez-Zor

    ADB HLAL

    Adb gives a personal account of the hardships and hopes of daily life growing up in Filippiada refugee camp, Greece.

  • FEATURED REPORTS

    More reports on our Resources page.

    Save the Children (2017):

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

    Clayton, S., Manning, C. M., Krygsman, K., & Speiser, M. (2017). Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, and ecoAmerica.

    Overseas Development Institute (2015): Psychological Resilience - State of Knowledge and Future Research Agendas.

  • book & film of the month

     

    NO PLACE TO CALL HOME

    JJ BOLA

     

    No Place To Call Home is a tale of fleeing war in Congo and finding belonging and identity in Britian. It is ultimately a story of hope, resileince, and love.

     

    No Place to Call Home is availabe to pre-order here.

     

    Release date: June 22nd 2017.

    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

     

    23RD JUNE - REFUGEE WEEK 2017

     

     

    BETWEEN BORDERS WILL BE HOSTING A DAY OF TALKS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND WORKSHOP ALONGSIDE OUR PARTNERS TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR'S THEME "OUR SHARED FUTURE" DURING REFUGEE WEEK.

     

    STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.

  • IN THE NEWS

    Sesame Street Plans Social-Emotional Learning Program for Refugee Children Syrian refugee children process trauma through art

    Syrian Refugee Children Process Trauma Through Art

    Assemblage: An Art Series on Identity, Memory, and Displacement

    Refugee Mental Health Through the Lens of Neuroscience and Genetics

    Our Brains on Conflict: Trauma, Healing and the Politics of Fear: An Interview with Mike Niconchuk

    Dance, holographic technology, video and music by A Tribe Called Red combine to create a riveting and emotional performance in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

    A New Term to Describe the Pain Syrian Children Are Experiencing: "Human Devastation Syndrome"

    Bosnia's War Childhood Museum Exhibits Mementoes of Children Who Lived Through the War

    Changing Perceptions of Mental Health in the Gaza Strip

  • displacement, TRAUMA & 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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