‘Huge’ scale of mental health problems in emergencies is bigger than a decade ago: WHO 

12 June 2019

Mental health problems are “huge” in conflict or emergency settings, with more than one in five people affected, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said in a new report. 

After reviewing data from 39 countries and territories, the UN health agency estimates that one in 10 vulnerable people has a moderate to severe mental disorder, which can be life-threatening. 

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, WHO’s Dr. Mark van Ommeren outlines the findings and describes what’s being done to help sufferers, including in war-torn Syria. 

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
4'23"

 

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