Category Archives: Resilience

Persons with Disability in Syria: Challenges and Solutions

The Syrian crisis an 8-year-old hideous crisis will not fade without leaving a strong impact, from what we have seen it has increased vulnerability and the prevalence of impairment, leaving a tremendous number of war-born injuries that are considered as a problem in both health and socio-economic sectors. The staggering levels of need persist for people across Syria as it remains a major protection crisis, with civilians exposed to multiple protection risks related to ongoing hostilities; the effects of new and protracted displacement; dire conditions in sites and collective shelters hosting IDPs; and the depletion of socioeconomic resources triggering harmful coping strategies (e.g. child labor and early marriages).

Emotional intelligence capacity building in developing leaders of social change organisations

The nature of emerging social change organizations is that they are adversity and change facing and adversity and change generating. Adversity in this context is an event that triggers a failure appraisal. This implies an on-going, if not chronic potential for of failure appraisal events. This is the recognition that the social change organisation leader is compelled to address a higher degree of emotional and task uncertainty significantly different from a leader entering an established corporate culture.

Consequently the leader needs emotional intelligence and problem solving capacities. The success of leader’s problem solving capacity is influenced by the quality

Children & the recovery activities post disaster

With the support of the British Red Cross

With the support of the British Red Cross

Flooding is an important risk throughout the UK with disastrous consequences, including psychological and physical effects; children are especially vulnerable. Recovery and even human recovery is a key part of the disaster management cycle. However, in the UK there is little evidence of specific support being provided to children following flooding. As a result, the principal research question in this dissertation is:

What is the role of the British Red Cross in national recovery activities supporting children following a flood?