MHPSS and the global climate crisis

It is predicted that by 2050, more than 143 million will be displaced due to natural disasters, especially in LMICs*. The mental and psychosocial effects of these events are already highly distressing, in 30 years these effects will be unimaginable. Intervention plans to devote a special section to MHPSS and the climate crisis.

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Our aim with this special section

Intervention plans to devote a special section in the April 2022 issue to MHPSS and the climate crisis, accompanied by a webinar for practitioners. With this special section, Intervention aims to contribute to knowledge, expertise and awareness-raising on the relation between the climate crisis and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). Contributing to preparation, response and mitigation of the psychological effects of future natural disasters and wider climate crisis. This special section is hosted by ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre and supported by WHO, UNICEF and the MHPSS Collaborative.

Deadline for submission: 31 October 2021

We invite humanitarians, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to document their work on Climate Crisis and MHPSS in conflict-affected areas. Click on the button below for more information on this Call for Papers. 

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*Rigaud, Kanta Kumari et al., 2018. Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration. World Bank, Washington, DC.