Keyword: Psychosocial

Psychosocial


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Psychosocial work in emergencies

The devastating impact of disasters may result in significant emotional distress, causing increased suffering and hindering the ability of survivors to rebuild their lives and livelihoods. In some cases, traditional and cultural practices of relieving such distress may not be sufficient to bring about full recovery. In emergencies where large parts/all of the community is affected, specific psychosocial activities may need to be implemented. Psychosocial work aims to enable people to adapt to their lives post-disaster, to cope with losses they may have suffered, and to begin to rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

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