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Humanity Crew

National Network: 
Israel
Address: 
Saint Lucas 5
31041 Haifa
Israël
Telephone: 
(+972) 52-309- 2982
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2015
General Information: 

Humanity Crew is an international aid organization specializing in the provision of psychological aid to refugees and people in crises. We work to deploy mental health and psychosocial support to displaced populations in order to improve their well-being, to restore order in their lives, and to prevent further psychological escalation. Humanity Crew seeks to create a world in which mental health support is a fundamental component in all emergency efforts for victims of humanitarian crises.

Humanity Crew recruits, trains, and deploys mental health professionals and qualified volunteers to deliver psychosocial relief to refugees and displaced populations.

Our current mission is to provide psychosocial support for refugees arriving to Europe in their own language. We do this through community based activities, focus group sessions and individual sessions for vulnerable cases.

Currently we have 6 employees and over 160 volunteers.

All of Humanity Crew’s funding currently comes from community based support; our entire organization runs on private funding and community led support from our volunteers and friends of the organization. 

 

Mission and Objectives: 

We are an international aid organization specializing in the provision of psychological aid to refugees and people in crises. We work to deploy mental health and psychosocial support to displaced populations in order to improve their wellbeing, to restore order in their lives, and to prevent further psychological escalation. We seek to create a world in which mental health support is a fundamental component in all emergency efforts for victims of humanitarian crises.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Since November 2015 we have worked in camps, shorelines, ports, and the local hospital in the city of Mytilene, and mainly at Lesvos Solidarity - PIKPA Camp, which became the core of our fieldwork activity in 2016. Later, as a response to the EU-Turkey deal, we expanded our work to the north to Diavata Camp, Elpída Center, and Floxenia Housing Project on the outskirts of Thessaloniki in mainland Greece. In addition to our work at the camps, we ran significant emergency work during the height of the refugee crisis. We also initiated several emergency operations. These included work on-board rescue boats of our partners Proactiva Open Arms, mental health mobile clinics on shores and ports, and our work with hospital staff once refugees were referred there.

Our work in Greece included activities we held for children and adults. We tailored detailed activities to contribute to the resilience of the refugees, prevent the deterioration of their mental health, and enhance the communal empathy and support mechanisms. The activities, implemented by a team of native Arabic speaking mental health professionals and well-trained volunteers, support the refugees’ recovery by empowering them with tools and skills to cope with the traumas they have endured. They conducted daily activities for children that included recreational activities and non-formal educational activities. We led weekly activities for adults that included crisis intervention for individuals and families in need, as well as support group sessions which included gender and age sensitive groups for men, women and teenagers. From these group sessions, we were then able to earmark particularly vulnerable cases which we later treated on an individual case by case basis. We also conducted dyadic activities for infants and their primary caregivers. Furthermore, our team often assisted with translation and interpretation between other professionals and the refugees since our culture and language gave us an added benefit.

Additional Information: 
Contact (1) Full Name: 
Maria Jammal
Job Title: 
CEO & Co-Founder
Head of the organisation: 
Maria Jammal
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Jana Boulus
Job Title: 
Programs Coordinator