Mental Health Among Displaced People and Refugees: Making the Case for Action at The World Bank Group

2017World Bank Group

“Forcibly displaced people’s mental health needs have often been neglected in response plans. Yet meeting these needs is critical to help displaced persons overcome trauma and rebuild their lives. Without appropriate mental health care, forcibly displaced people will often be unable to benefit fully from other forms of support that are provided to them. […] A shared commitment is needed from national and international actors to champion mental health parity in the provision of health and social services, including in humanitarian emergencies. High priority should go to identifying alternative sources of financing for mental health parity in health systems.”

Key wordscommunity crisis / community reconstruction / disaster / forced migration / mental health / post-traumatic stress disorder / psychosocial intervention / refugee health / refugees / rehabilitation / stress / therapy