We are a small nonprofit organization that came into being in response to the refugee crisis and the negative attitude of a major part of the Czech public towards it. Our intention is to find effective ways of making refugees’ lives more tolerable and easier. All parents in refugee camps face difficult changes in the emotions and behaviour of their children, therefore, we would like to provide them, with simple, yet professional information about what they can do to help treat trauma in their children (and themselves).

We believe that it is possible to help and so we are doing our best.

Cooperating experts:

Peter Pöthe:
Psychiatrist and psychotherapist for children and adolescents. Author of publications on children’s psychotherapy, lectures child psychotherapy training. Specialises in traumatisation in childhood.

Věra Roubalová:
Psychotherapist and supervisor of CIS, specialisations: social workers, refugee and foreigners, families after holocaust

Lidé v Češi pro Sýrii, z.s.

Kateřina Honzíková

Director & Co-founder
Kateřina Honzíková, founder of the association, special pedagogue, therapist, translator. She has completed a three-year training in integrative mindfulness therapy, currently in Somatic Experiencing Trauma Training.

Hammam Yousef

Secretary & Co-founder
Syrian Architect, Writer, Human rights and Political activist, previous member and Co-founder of Syrian Nonviolence Movement, member of Syrian Journalist Association, public speaker. Interested in theology, socio politics and humanities.

Tereza Cibulková

Secretary & Co-founder