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UN Migration Agency Opens Recreational and Counseling Centre for Refugees, Host Communities in Leban

Title: UN Migration Agency Opens Recreational and Counseling Centre for Refugees, Host Communities in Lebanon

Type: Project (ongoing)

Location: Lebanon

Name of Responsible Persons:

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Date: 14 November 2017


The report discusses about the opening of Al Multaqa – Meeting Space, a centre for community building and psychosocial support in Baysariyah, Lebanon,by IOM, in cooperation with the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs and the municipality of Baysariyah. The centre is funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and addresses the psychosocial needs of both Syrian refugees and Lebanese host communities. “The centre is a space of togetherness,” said Guglielmo Schinina, IOM Head of Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication.


“Migrants, refugees and host communities are all people with a same core of fears, needs, and personal and emotional resources. More than five years after the crisis started, it is important not to consider this an emergency any more but to create spaces where all parts of these new communities can meet and relate, and overcome their problems based on their shared resources.”


This summary was created from information found on IOM’s website; for more information, visit this


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