UNHCR urges prioritization of mental health support in coronavirus response

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
UNHCR urges prioritization of mental health support in coronavirus response

Author: UNHCR | unhcr.org | 14May 2020

The consequences of coronavirus are taking a huge toll on the mental health of refugees, displaced and stateless people, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning today.

“COVID-19 is not just a physical health crisis but it is now also triggering a mental health crisis. While many refugees and internally displaced people are remarkably resilient and are able to move forward despite having experienced violence or persecution first-hand, their capacities to cope are now being stretched to the limit,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.

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