War, Lebanon-Israel (July 2006)

Helping War Refugees

War between Lebanon-Israel (July 2006)

During the one-month long war in 2006 between Lebanon and Israel, The Art of Living aided people on both sides of the conflict. Trauma relief courses were held for people living in northern Israel. The Art of Living also provided immediate supplies to the residents of Haifa, many of whom were holed up in underground bomb shelters for months.

Special trauma relief programs were held for refugees from the Shia and Druze communities in Lebanon. The Art of Living began its activities in a school that had been converted into a refugee shelter in the village of Baysour, offering relief materials as well as trauma counseling. 250 women and children underwent trauma relief workshops.

 
Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. Mehr