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3 Questions on Designing an Emergency Intervention in Lebanon During COVID-19 with Bilal Al Ayoubi

Bilal Al Ayoubi
August 26, 2020
4 Minute Read
In the wake of the tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, the USAID Community Support Program launched an emergency response community cleanup in a major blast zone — during COVID-19. Bilal Al Ayoubi shares how the project team is navigating this unfathomable challenge.
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Psychosocial Support for Children Counters the Legacy of Violent Extremism in Syria

Michele Bradford | Mayss Al Zoubi
July 1, 2020
2 Minute Read
Exposure to violent and radical ISIS ideologies has damaged Syrian children’s mental health. In areas touched by violent extremism, transforming classrooms into mental health positive spaces that deliver psychosocial support can kickstart the healing process.

What the Global Fragility Act Could Mean for Development Investments

Elisabeth Dallas | Brittany Patterson
August 6, 2019
2 Minute Read
If passed, the Global Fragility Act (GFA) could change the way conflict prevention and stabilization is approached by the sector. Elisabeth Dallas and Brittany Patterson provide five recommendations on how to operationalize the GFA.

Increasing Resiliency in the Face of Disaster: Four Best Practices

Giuliana Canessa Walker
September 20, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can implementing partners and international NGOs help countries establish a solid foundation to prepare for, respond to, and rebuild after disasters? When it comes to increasing resilience, these four practices are a good place to start.