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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Emergencies: What should humanitarian health actors know?

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IASC Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support,IASC, Inter-Agency Standing Committee

This document is for humanitarian health actors working at national and sub-national level in countries facing emergencies and crises. It applies to Health Cluster partners, including governmental and non-governmental health service providers. Based on the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC, 2007), this document gives an overview of essential knowledge that humanitarian health actors should have about mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in humanitarian emergencies. Managers will need to ensure that health staff are oriented on relevant parts of this document, as applicable.

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