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Published on November 28th, 2017 | by Georgia Archonti


UN Migration Agency Opens Recreational and Counselling Centre for Refugees, Host Communities in Lebanon

IOM, the UN Migration Agency last week (07/11) opened Al Multaqa – Meeting Space, a centre for community building and psychosocial support in Baysariyah, Lebanon, 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.

Al-Multaqa provides a range of recreational and psychosocial support activities, including dialogues and discussions, awareness raising sessions, cultural, educational and livelihood initiatives, and psychological counselling with an aim to improve integration and resilience building. Activities target different groups of beneficiaries including children, youth, women and elderly.

“Al-Multaqa is an important milestone in IOM’s activities in Lebanon supporting both Syrian and host communities,” says Fawzi Al-Zioud, IOM Lebanon Head of Office. “It aims to target 20,000 beneficiaries over the next 12 months,” he added.

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