Mental healthcare

Decades of conflict, political instability and social upheaval have left many Iraqis vulnerable to psychological stress, mental health disorders and in need of mental health care says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a new report launched in Baghdad. MSF’s new report Healing Iraqis: The Challenges...
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The mental stress of being a refugee can disable a person – even the whole family – making an already difficult situation even harder to cope with. Depression, anxiety and fear are common symptoms, as are unexplained physical complaints. In the camps for refugees who have crossed from Sudan’s Blue...
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In the refugee camps of Kenya and beyond, psychologists are an integral part of the teams of MSF. For World Mental Health Day, we look at the vital role they play in helping people overcome trauma. Siyad Abdi AR was 16 when he was abused by gunmen in Somalia. Eight years later, the mental scars...
“Many of our patients are children affected by violent incidents and army incursions” Relentless harassment by both settlers and the Israeli forces, and the hardship of living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, is taking a high toll on the mental health of the Palestinian population. MSF is...
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been providing mental healthcare in two refugee camps in Lebanon for the past three years, both to Palestinian refugees and to vulnerable Lebanese in the area. Now MSF has opened a new project in northern Lebanon, following the arrival of 4,500 Syrians who have...
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