The purpose of this programme is to provide support for children whose lives have been disrupted through war, civil disorder or natural disaster. The two main activities that will be supported by the Fund are the therapeutic use of books and storytelling in the form of bibliotherapy, and the creation or replacement of collections of selected books that are appropriate to the situation. We hope the programme will not only provide immediate support and help, but that it will also make a long term impact in the communities, thus supporting IBBY’s goal of giving every child the Right to Become a Reader.
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Haiti, 2010: IBBY Haiti/AYBBY moves immediately after the January 2010 earthquake.
Chile, 2010: Books and reading sessions to relieve trauma in children and young people following the earthquake in February 2010.
Afghanistan, 2009: Children's Books, bridges between nations, first meeting
Haiti, 2009: The healing power of storytelling and books following the environmental disasters experienced in Haiti
Gaza, Palestinian Occupied Territories, 2008- : Community libraries
Colombia, 2008- : Reading clubs for children and young people who are victims of armed conflict in Colombia
Indonesia: a continuation of the work started following the disaterouse Tsunami at the end of 2004. Latest work will includes working in Padang helping children traumatized by the recent earthquake that devastated their city.
China, 2008 : Reading makes us stronger : books as a response to the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province
Lebanon, 2007 : Conflict Management for Traumatized Children of War in Lebanon
Peru, 2007 : Bibliotheraphy in emergencies
Tsunami Relief Programme
Reading to Recovery
These projects were initiated immediately following the 2005 Tsunami disaster that hit the Indian Ocean region.