The World Bank's work on mental and psychosocial health in the context of conflict affected countries: the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency settings

Rockhold, P., & McDonald, L. (2008). The World Bank's work on mental and psychosocial health in the context of conflict affected countries: the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. Intervention, 6(3), 314-322.

This paper provides a brief overview of selected aspects of the World Bank's support in the area of mental and psychosocial health, with a focus on conflict affected countries, and reference to selected points in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee1 Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (Inter-Agency Standing Committee, 2007). Mental health and psychosocial wellbeing is at the very core of sustainable social and economic development, alleviation of poverty and peace. The guidelines represent an important step forward, enabling us to coordinate and strengthen our efforts, especially during emergencies in conflict and disaster affected countries.

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