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World Mental Health Day: Support Conflict Survivors

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Farhan*, a 29-year-old man from Kapisa province, said he could not sleep during the night: “I’m in bed [in France], but my mind is in Afghanistan.”
© 2022 John Holmes for Human Rights Watch

(Brussels) – Governments, UN agencies, and humanitarian organizations should take concrete steps to develop and invest in psychosocial support for people affected by armed conflicts, Human Rights Watch said today. In line with the theme of World Mental Health Day 2022 on October 10, to “make mental health and well-being for all a global priority,” the focus should be on community-based, rights-respecting services both in conflict countries and in countries where people are fleeing to.

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Source:: Human Rights Watch


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