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Earlier this month, International Medical Corps published an assessment report on mental health and psychosocial support in Yemen. The report “examines the sources of psychosocial distress, key needs for mental health and psychosocial support services, traditional ways of coping, help-seeking behaviors, barriers to accessing support, existing MHPSS services and critical gaps,” in the context. Dive into the report to find key recommendations for humanitarian actors and stakeholders to take action on improving service delivery and availability in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
Under the initiative of REPSSI and MHPSS.net, practitioners, agencies, and stakeholders from East and Southern Africa are working to develop a regional community of practice to facilitate exchange of regional knowledge and learning on MHPSS programming, and support coordination and information sharing among humanitarian and development actors working on MHPSS in the region. Additional information about the community of practice can be found within the ESA MHPSS CoP group on MHPSS.net or by sending an inquiry email to the current focal points (Ms Carmel Gaillard and Ananda Galappatti.
Released in July, this manual aims to support MHPSS experts and managers in designing, implementing and evaluating MHPSS programs, projects and activities in humanitarian settings. The manual is an essential guidance resource for IOM employees and programs, but is an equally relevant guidance document with information on training, supervision, assessment and community mobilization in MHPSS programming for other actors.
Education is a protective and promotive factor of development, safety and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and youth. Girls and women are disproportionately underrepresented in education in emergencies. Take a look at the guidance note to see how gender equality in and through education results in better education and wellbeing for all crisis-affected populations by developing inclusive, equitable educational environments in times of crisis and paving the way for the future.