Healing emotional wounds in Gaza

by International Medical Corps
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Summary

Following its emergency response to the Israeli military offensive, International Medical Corps is ensuring access to mental health services so they can recover and lead healthy, productive lives.
$2,173
total raised
29
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

With a 25-year history in emergency response, our teams are cross-trained in mental health & post-war recovery settings. We found that many people in Gaza – particularly women and children – reported traumatic events, while young people felt anxiety or hopelessness and depression. This is not uncommon, as the WHO reports the number of people suffering severe mental disorders increases by 1-4% following conflict and war, while the number suffering from moderate disorders increases by 5-10%.

Solution

International Medical Corps is training health care workers to identify both common and severe mental disorders, while also creating a case management system so that the needs are not only identified, but handled swiftly and quickly.

Long-Term Impact

In addition to emergency health care, our teams also have been trained in mental health, especially in post-war recovery settings, and are ready to address the emotional and psychological needs of the people of Gaza.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

https:/​/​internationalmedicalcorps.org/​
Gaza Crisis

Organization Information

International Medical Corps

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: https:/​/​internationalmedicalcorps.org/​
Project Leader:
Heidi Saravia
Development Officer
Santa Monica, CA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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