Psychosocial response to the Haiti earthquake: the experiences of International Organization for Migration

Schininà, G., Hosn, M. A., Ataya, A., Dieuveut, K., & Salem, M. A. (2010). Psychosocial response to the Haiti earthquake: the experiences of International Organization for Migration. Intervention, 8(2), 158-164.

This article briefly describes the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) immediate psychosocial response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and aims to substantiate some of its underlying principles. The interconnectedness of activities at the national and inter-agency coordination, direct intervention and capacity building levels are illustrated, with particular regard to the specificities of the Haitian culture, and of the pace of the overall humanitarian intervention.

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