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WHO/MNH/MHP/99.4. Rev.1
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A community-oriented assessment





WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION


Geneva

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RAPID ASSESSMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF REFUGEES,
DISPLACED AND OTHER POPULATIONS
AFFECTED BY CONFLICT AND POST-CONFLICT SITUATIONS
AND AVAILABLE RESOURCES

This document is a technical document on the Rapid Assessment of Mental Health Needs of Refugees, Displaced and Other Populations Affected by Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations and Available Resources (RAMH), jointly developed with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the Disaster Mental Health Institute, The University of South Dakota, USA, and further elaborated with contributions from Ministries of Health, Ministries of Cooperation, United Nations agencies, Humanitarian Agencies, NGOs, WHO Collaborating Centers, international mental health associations, international human rights societies, academic and research institutions, international humanitarian relief agencies, and with the participation of experts from countries in several WHO Regions, including countries in conflict and post-conflict situations. It is the final version of the document endorsed at the "International Consultation on Mental Health of Refugees and Displaced Populations in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations", Geneva, 23-25 October 2000.

KEY WORDS: mental health/ community-oriented assessment/ humanitarian emergencies/ resources/ refugees/ forcibly displaced persons by conflict/ post-conflict/ mental health care.

Team of Mental Health Determinants and Populations
Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
in collaboration with
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and
The Disaster Mental Health Institute, The University of South Dakota, USA

Geneva, January 2001

The tool was elaborated under the technical guidance of Ms M. Petevi, Technical Officer, Mental Health of Refugees, in collaboration with Dr R. Billington, Former Team Coordinator of Mental Health Promotion, Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, WHO Geneva. This document is based on the field experience of the authors, on a thorough critical review of articles and books on the topic (of which 200 are in an annotated bibliography), and on the participation and contributions of the reviewers.

AUTHORS:

Ms Mary Petevi, Technical Officer, Mental Health of Refugees, World Health Organization;

Dr Jean Pierre Revel, Former Senior Officer, Relief Health, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), currently in ICRC;

Dr Gerard A. Jacobs, Professor and Director, Disaster Mental Health Institute, The University of South Dakota, USA.