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In 2023, the PS Centre responded to 2,504 requests for assistance from 137 countries including 1,416 requests from organizations within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. PS Centre staff and management participated in 50 international fora as host, facilitator, presenter, speaker or participant and had 36 academic collaborations with 10 universities and 59 organizations.
The PS Centre has released five regional progress reports on the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The five regions are Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The IFRC Psychosocial Centre is looking for a new MHPSS in Emergencies Specialist to take over the role of Co-Chairing the IASC Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG) alongside the WHO.
Download the latest version of Coping with Crisis in English here. Téléchargez la version française du nouveau numero de Face à la crise ici. La versión española del ’Afrontando la Crisis’ ahora está lista para bajar aqui.
In times of crisis, there is much support in friendships and family ties. Friends and family can help each other with practical things and being together with loved ones also makes the difficult times go a little easier. This is also true for Julie-ann, Julius and Valerie teenagers, neighbours and friends living in Tacloban, Philippines.