Coping with Crisis – December 2015


The story of a boat full of people

By Melissa Tsimon, Cyprus Red Cross

A boat landed on the shores of Cyprus in September 2014. On boar were 345 men, women and children. They had fled the war in Syria and were hoping to sail to Italy and make their way to Northern Europe from there. Instead, vad weather turned the obad off course and they ended up in Cyprus instead.

Postcard from the field

By Eva Jordung Nicholsen, Danish Red Cross

A snapshot from the Greek island Lesbos, where hundreds of refugees and migrants arrive by boat everyday. And where the only thing, you can be sure of is, that most things will have changed by tomorrow.

Migrants in Europe – trapped in a perfect storm

By Keven E. Bermudes, Queen Margaret University

An account of research conducted amongst immigrants in Barcelona in order to find out how the immigrants cope with the challenges of starting a new life in Europe.

Supporting returning domestic workers

By Jessica Salabank, IFRC, Leo Pattiasina, PMI and Louise Juul Hansen, PS Centre

A number of Indonesian women travel abroad every year to work as domestic workers. Some come home with severe physical and mental scars, and the Indonesian Red Cross has started support groups for some of the women.

Support away from home

By Anjee Naeem, Maldives Red Crescent, Eliza Cheung, Hong Kong Red Cross Society of China and Louise Juul Hansen, PS Centre

Maldives Red Crescent and Hong Kong Red Cross Society of China provided psychosocial support and restoring family links services for Nepalese migrant workers after the earthquake in Nepal.

You can provide food, but not an appetite

By Lasse Nørgaard

Six months after the earthquake in Nepal psychosocial interventions have reached more than 30,000 affected people. And the efforts continue.

Portrait of a volunteer

By Palestine Red Crescent Society

Meet Um Ahmad. She is a dedicated volunteer for Palestine Red Crescent Society in Gaza.

Art therapy as a means of alleviating stress of volunteers during emergencies

By Elvis Posada Quiroga, Chilean Red Cross

When the Villarrica volcano in Southern Chile erupted on 23 March 2015, it was the beginning of a long and strenous relief operation for the Chilean Red Cross staff and volunteers. In order to address and reduce the stress of the volunteers, art workshops were conducted.

Long-term consequences of disaster – filling a knowledge gap

By Dean Ajdukovic and Helena Bakic, University of Zagreb

Most of our knowledge about psychosocila consewuences of disasters comes from the studies doncucted within one year after the event. Data on the longer-term effects, however, are scarce. The EU funded research project “OPSIC” have looked at the litterature in order to fill this important knowledge gap.

Resource details

Publication: Coping with crisis


Language: English

Year: 2015