Stories

AVSI Lebanon takes action

Giving refugee children and families a bit of normality

“Mom and dad Ghaussaoun and Omar are proud to announce the birth of their son Riyad, born healthy and strong in a Bekaa Valley hospital

mhGAP Ethiopia: Hanna's recovery from depression

mhGAP nurse helps treat depression

Like so many others in Ethiopia, Hanna suffered from depression. Depression represents 5% of the country’s disease burden.

Noël on the Hameau des Chemineaux

“When you make an individual responsible, he awakens, acts and lives.”

“Here you can forget your everyday problems,” says Aziz

Christine talks about games and education

Burundi: The Importance of Education

“Personally and in my work, I find that I have developed greatly. It all comes from the desire for goodness, truth and the good of humanity.  Thank you.”

Empowering people to become autonomous

Edouard from the MEO Center in Bujumbura

“Experiences are to be lived, but they only have meaning if you communicate and share them with others.

A Successful Therapy Program in Switzerland

From Moscow to Geneva: Vladimir’s Path to Self Confidence

“I was first introduced to the therapy program at JADE in 2010.

Julien's story from Benin

Benin: Breaking the Chains of Ignorance

Julien is locked up in a large, dark room.  He is sitting on the ground in a corner.  His ankles are bound together with a very short chain.  He is surrounded by walls, darkness and a dirt floor.