Disasters such as this earthquake in Haiti have severe psychosocial consequences. The emotional wounds may be less visible than the destruction of homes and physical infrastructure, but it often takes far longer to recover from the emotional and psychological impact than to overcome the material losses.
Psychosocial support in field hospital Haiti
29 Jun 2018
This study – written by ISET-International, in collaboration with Zurich Insurance Group, and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center looks in detail at the Houston floods that resulted from Hurricane Harvey. Based on interviews with impacted ho...
Tags: Report, Early Warning Systems, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Urban Risk Reduction
Guidance material, Report
05 Feb 2015
Abstract: Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has negative impacts on physical and mental health. Health care settings provide a unique opportunity to identify VAWG survivors, provide critical support services, and prevent future harm. Ample stud...
Tags: Guidance material, Report, Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Women and Gender
20 Jul 2015
The villages along the rivers Vu Gia and Thu Bon in Central Vietnam are flooded up to four times per year. This situation poses a great danger to people with disabilities, since mobility constraints, the lack of access to information and their margin...