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close this bookMental Health of Refugees (WHO; 1996; 142 pages) [FR] [ES]
View the documentAcknowledgements
open this folder and view contentsIntroduction
open this folder and view contentsUnit 1. Useful helping skills
open this folder and view contentsUnit 2. Stress and relaxation
open this folder and view contentsUnit 3. Functional complaints
open this folder and view contentsUnit 4. Common mental disorders
open this folder and view contentsUnit 5. Helping refugee children
open this folder and view contentsUnit 6. Traditional medicine and traditional healers
open this folder and view contentsUnit 7. Alcohol and other drug problems
open this folder and view contentsUnit 8. Helping victims of torture and other violence
open this folder and view contentsUnit 9. Helping victims of rape and their communities
View the documentUnit 10. The organization of services that promote the mental health and well-being of refugees
View the documentSelected WHO publications of related interest
View the documentBack Cover

Mental Health of Refugees

Published by the World Health Organization
in collaboration with the
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations with primary responsibility for international health matters and public health. Through this organization, which was created in 1948, the health professions of some 190 countries exchange their knowledge and experience with the aim of making possible the attainment by all citizens of the world by the year 2000 of a level of health that will permit them to lead a socially and economically productive life.

By means of direct technical cooperation with its Member States, and by stimulating such cooperation among them, WHO promotes the development of comprehensive health services, the prevention and control of diseases, the improvement of environmental conditions, the development of human resources for health, the coordination and development of biomedical and health services research, and the planning and implementation of health programmes.

These broad fields of endeavour encompass a wide variety of activities, such as developing systems of primary health care that reach the whole population of Member countries; promoting me health of mothers and children; combating malnutrition; controlling malaria and other communicable diseases including tuberculosis and leprosy; coordinating the global strategy for the prevention and control of AIDS; having achieved the eradication of smallpox, promoting mass immunization against a number of other preventable diseases; improving mental health; providing safe water supplies; and training health personnel of all categories.

Progress towards better health throughout the world also demands international cooperation in such matters as establishing international standards for biological substances, pesticides and pharmaceuticals; formulating environmental health criteria; recommending international nonproprietary names for drugs; administering the International Health Regulations; revising the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems; and collecting and disseminating health statistical information.

Reflecting the concerns and priorities of the Organization and its Member States, WHO publications provide authoritative information and guidance aimed at promoting and protecting health and preventing and controlling disease.

World Health Organization

WHO Library Cataloguing in Publication Data
Mental health of refugees.


1. Mental health 2. Refugees 3. Manuals
ISBN 92 4 154486 4 (NLM Classification: WA 305)

The World Health Organization welcomes requests for permission to reproduce or translate its publications, in part or in Full. Applications and enquiries should be addressed to the Office of Publications, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, which will be glad to provide the latest information on any changes made to the text, plans for new editions, and reprints and translations already available.

© World Health Organization 1996

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The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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