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Humanitarian Exchange Special Issue: Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian crises

This special issue of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Anne Harmer, Manager of Elrha’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme, focuses on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in humanitarian crises. A series of articles explore different aspects of mental health support in humanitarian settings. Of particular relevance for security focal points are the concluding articles in which Leslie Snider, Alison Schafer and Carina Hjelmstam Winberg summarise the findings from a retrospective study on Psychological First Aid, and Cecilie Dineson looks at the mental health needs of volunteers in humanitarian responses.


World Disasters Report 2010. Focus on urban risk

This report from IFRC examines the problems, myths and misconceptions related to urbanization and the trends potentially leading to urban disasters.

NGOs and Humanitarian Reform: Mapping Study Zimbabwe Report

This paper examines the impact of humanitarian reform in Zimbabwe, a shifting context which has seen, following the 2000 land seizures, INGOs shift from primarily development-oriented programming to increasingly emergency-focused projects as food security and health services have declined.

Peace and Conflict 2010. Executive Summary

This report updates the findings of the 'Peace and Conflict 2008' report, also available in this section.