Mental health and psychosocial support: who cares for the volunteers?

    CMINE Helpdesk
    By CMINE Helpdesk

    By Cecilie Dinesen, IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support,


    Every day, volunteers around the world respond to humanitarian emergencies. In Syria, volunteers deliver food, water and medical supplies to families fleeing Eastern Ghouta. In Bangladesh, volunteers provide shelter, food and psychosocial support to unaccompanied children separated from their families as they fled Myanmar. During the Ebola response in West Africa, volunteers ensured safe and dignified burials and conducted contact tracing in affected villages.

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