Providing psychological first aid in emergencies


16 August 2011 -- Humanitarian emergencies - such as earthquakes, drought, or war - not only affect people's physical health but also their psychological and social health and well-being. For World Humanitarian Day, celebrated on 19 August, WHO and partners are publishing Psychological First Aid Guide for Fieldworkers. These guidelines explain how to provide basic support to people in the immediate aftermath of extremely stressful events.

New psychological first aid guide to strengthen humanitarian relief