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Improve the resilience of Syrian refugees and host communities by giving them access to relevant, understandable and actionable information on topics of concern in their daily lives.
Cater for essential information needs of vulnerable and sometimes hard-to-reach communities, through an inclusive bottom-up approach aimed at showcasing the final recipients of our messages in our video production.
Foster social cohesion by enhancing the exchange of information and success-stories and address misconceptions of refugees by local host communities.
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Giving vulnerable communities the right information at the right time is a form of empowerment. It enables people to make the decisions most appropriate for themselves and their families and can mean the difference between being a victim or a survivor. The current situation in the Syria neighbouring countries is a fertile soil for rumours, misunderstandings and frustrations that foster social tensions between host communities and refugees.
In the frame of the Qudra Programme* seeking to strengthen the resilience of Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises*, CFI has been commissioned by the French public agency
Expertise France (EF) to produce and disseminate a flow of useful and accurate information on topics of concern in their daily lives in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. To address this challenge, CFI has developed a unique Communication for Development strategy, based on a bottom-up approach seeking grassroots credibility and legitimacy by involving the final recipients in every step of the production, and using social media as the main dissemination channel. The process creates a dialogue between communities and various stakeholders working with the EU, i.e. the authorities, UN agencies and NGOs. The implementation of the project relies on local teams based in the three countries of CFI's intervention.
* The Qudra Programme is a regional action financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad' Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) seeking to strengthen resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises. The programme is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Expertise France (EF), Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) and Hungarian Interchurch Aid (Ökumenikus Segélyszervezet, HIA) in programme partner countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Kurdistan Region of Iraq/KRI.
refugees and host communities in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
1.Conduct of an in-depth study
Conduct of an in-depth study on the media habits and information needs of refugees and host communities.
Qudra News: Development of a reliable information service for Syrian refugees
May 11, 2016
Within the context of a highly important programme – funded, in the main, by the European Union – which aims to support Syrian refugees living in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, CFI is launching a project to compile information that will be of use to refugees in their daily life.