Music Action International are people from across the world using the power of creativity to overcome the effects and causes of war, torture and armed conflict
We provide innovative ways to support children, young people and adults to overcome the debilitating effects of war-related stress and trauma and connect divided communities in a powerful way through creative music programmes
Our specialist team, many of whom have themselves experienced the effects of war and armed conflict, are trained to support highly traumatised survivors, using music as a way of improving mental, emotional health and building trust through creative expression in physically and emotionally safe environments
Living through war and torture causes extreme trauma. Refugees are forced to flee their homes, not knowing what will happen to them or their loved ones
Music Action International’s unique approach significantly reduces physical and emotional trauma and creates a sense of family for people who are alone
Music can provide a safe space for processing painful emotions, sharing personal stories and creating resilience
We support survivors to use creativity in coping with trauma, to feel happier and to find hope and meaning from despair
Music brings people together. It synchronises breathing and heartbeats. It creates a feeling of belonging, of positive connection and shared experience
Our uplifting performances bring refugees and local people together in a unique way through creativity, music and shared emotions
Music breaks down barriers. Music can move us to tears, make us laugh and make us dance
We create empathy and a shared passion more important than differences of ethnicity, religion or background
Music is the most powerful way to spread a universal message of hope, inspiring peaceful action to create a better future for everyone
Join our movement today to overcome the effects and causes of war, torture and armed conflict through the power of music
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