Understanding and coping with traumatic stress, Part Three: Cultural issues

Headington Institute

Traumatic stress is not just a problem for western humanitarian workers who relocate (usually temporarily) to developing countries and disaster zones for the sake of their job. In fact, the majority of humanitarian workers worldwide are from non-western cultural backgrounds, working in their home country (from page 12).

Key wordsburnout / humanitarian work / resilience / stress / trauma

CountriesAfghanistan / Democratic Republic of Congo / Iraq