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Vacancy: Strong psychosocial support advisor (expired)

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Strong psychosocial support advisor with psychosocial crisis management experience and good facilitation skills for global centre of excellence Please note that this vacancy has expired The purpose of the position at The International Federation Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support as Technical Adviser is to strengthen technical support to National Societies, the Zone, Regional Offices and…

Supporting volunteers in Central African Republic

“I am amazed to see how the volunteers persist in working under extremely difficult conditions and under extreme heat that exceeds 40 degrees Celsius during the day. Generally, all over the world, Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers are involved in responding to destructive events. In most places, the volunteers do their thing, and get to…

Learning from shared experience in humanitarian assistance

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Call for participants: Learning from shared experience in humanitarian assistance A pilot distance learning project to research how humanitarian workers learn and improve The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) invites you to join an online course open to all humanitarian staff and volunteers who have deployed in at least one… Read more »

New e-learning course on Restoring Family Links and Psychosocial Support

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In honour of World Mental Health Day today, the PS Centre is proud to announce the launch of the Restoring Family Links (RFL) and Psychosocial Support (PSS) e-learning course. Developed jointly by the RFL & Missing Unit of the Protection Division, the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network (MHPSS) Health Unit of the Assistance Division… Read more »

Malawi training – deadline for application 18 October

Training of Trainers workshop in Psychosocial support for Youth in Post-Conflict settings, Uganda 2013

Please note that the application deadline has expired Click to download application form Based on several requests for training in psychosocial support from national societies in eastern and southern Africa, the IFRC Africa Zone and the PS Centre have organized a Training of Trainers in Community-Based Psychosocial Support hosted by Malawi Red Cross. The training… Read more »

Kenya Red Cross Society provides psychosocial support after attack in Nairobi

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The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) was the first to respond, reacting within minutes after a shooting onslaught erupted at a popular shopping centre in Nairobi on 21 September. The attack at the Westgate Mall, which was carried out by a group armed with hand grenades and guns, claimed 68 lives and injured more than… Read more »

The invisible scars of war

Syrian children playing at" Al-Malaab al-Baladi"shelter for Syrian displaced families in Jaramana, Rural Damascus. 
Photo: Ibrahim Malla / IFRC

“The children who come now, they’re in a much worse situation than those who came before, because they’ve been witnessing atrocities for a much longer time. They’ve witnessed killings, butcherings, living under shells. […] The children can tell you, ‘This is the sound of an incoming shell.’ They’ve been living in this tense situation of… Read more »