The aim of this group is to collect information on the MHPSS support in relation to the Arab spring movement. This group focus on the general information. Country-specific information are available in the sub-groups.
Policy in Brief: West African Returnees from Libya (IOM publication)
This policy brief analyses the situation of migrants who have returned home to several West African countries as a result of the conflict in Libya. It provides an understanding of the factors that led to migration to Libya, in the first place; the migrants’ journey to Libya and their efforts to make a new life; the hasty return home; and the current needs of returnees and context to which they are returning. It draws on several assessments carried out by IOM (in Burkina Faso, Chad, Ghana (with UNDP), Mali, Niger and Senegal) at the height of the crisis and provides a unique perspective on the thoughts and minds of returnees, their families and their communities. What emerges is a very human story – gratitude for the many lives that were saved through a rapid and sophisticated international response, but also a sense of despair about the future. Returnees have the ideas, skills and desire to make new lives for themselves in their home communities, but they are in need of technical and financial support to help make this reintegration a reality. Wider destabilization to the countries of the region is a potent threat if these issues are not addressed.
The assessment data provide a clear and consistent picture of the returnee situation in all six countries. The efficiency of the repatriation operation carried out by IOM, the international community, governments and NGOs, in response to the most immediate danger, saved the lives of thousands of migrant workers and prevented the Libyan crisis from spilling over into other countries and turning into a much larger humanitarian catastrophe. However, reintegration and other short to long term challenges do remain. Recommendations regarding reintegration and community stabilization; migration management and capacity building; and sustainable development are put forth.
Misrata Psychiatry report 31 October 2011
Misrata Psychiatry report by Dr. Ahmed Sewehli, Head of Misrata Psychiatry Team.
- Minutes from MHPSS WG meeting 3 October 2011 (19.2Kb)
- World Mental Health Day Invitation, Tripoli 10 October 2011 (1.1Mb)
OCHA Situation Report #61, 3 October
1. Concern over medical care in Sirte, as fighting continues
2. About 90 per cent attendance in schools in eastern areas, psychosocial support needed
3. More than 1,200 African migrants evacuated from IOM transit centre in Sabha to Chad
4. Protection concerns remain about the situation of TCNs in Tripoli and IDPs from conflict areas
- Agenda for MHPSS WG-Libya 3 October 2011 (13.6Kb)
Minutes from MHPSS WG 26 Sept 2011
Operational updates from MoH, WHO, MSF-Swiss, MSF-France, MSF-Belgium and IMC.
- mhGap presentation for World Health Day (1.7Mb)
- Draft concept note World Mental Health Day 10 October, 2011. (15.2Kb)
- UN Inter-Agency Assessment Mission to Brega mission report 8 Sept 2011 (1Mb)
OCHA Situation report #55, 8 September
Key things to note:
1. Protection & access to Health care (including medication) are listed as key concerns in Tripoli, Banghazi, Misrata and the Nafusa mountain areas
2. Water supplies are gradually coming back on line, and bottled water distribution has increased.
3. UN Co-ordination and presence has returned to Tripoli (from Zarzis in Tunisia and Banghazi). Clusters and WG are expected to follow suit.
CPWG Benghazi leaflet on Child Protection messages (in Arabic)
Main four messages include: 1/ protection of children during armed conflict. 2/ Parents to ensure that children are protected re proliferation of small arms. 3/ Celebratory shootings and it is impact on children physically and psychologically. 4/ Children should not be exposed to pictures showing violence and killings including TV, press etc.
Agencies/ orgs can pick up hard copies of leaflets from the Social Affairs Ministry, Child Unit Department in Benghazi (Children's Palace building). The Social Affairs Ministry is repsonisble for printing the leaflets.
OCHA Sit rep No:51
Protection issues and rising vulnerabilities are key concerns in conflict affected areas.
Psychosocial support needs grow as the conflict continues
- Cluster meeting contact details (Libya - Benghazi) 18 July 2011 (83.5Kb)
Referral pathways for MHPSS actors, Ras Adjir, Tunisia
Referral pathways document for humanitarian actors working with MHPSS issues in Ras Adjir camps, Tunisia.
OCHA sit rep No 37
OCHA sit rep #37 on the situation in Libya and at its borders with Tunisia and Egypt. Key information to note is OCHA Libya has moved from Cairo to Zarzis upon the request of the Humanitarian Country team. Cario will maintain a Liasion/ Information officer.
Flash Appeal Scenarios Libya (14 May 2011)
Draft scenarios as developed by OCHA regarding the situation in Libya to better aid contingency planning. It details refugee flows and numbers, in addition to needs and geographical conflict hot spots.
OCHA Libya sitrep 36, May 13th 2011
OCHA Sitrep on the situation in Libya, May 13th 2011
Southern Libya Update, UNHCR, May 14th 2011
UNHCR Update on situation in Southern Libya, May 14th
IASC MHPSS Guidelines, What should Health Actorss know? Arabic
Arabic version of \"IASC MHPSS Guidelines, WHat should Health Actors know?\"