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Mental health responses in countries hosting refugees from Ukraine

Prof Cornelius Katona
Kenneth R. Kaufman, Kamaldeep Bhui
BJPsych Open

The Ukrainian refugee crisis highlights the many issues associated with trauma, distress, mental and physical health, culturally competent assessments, and meaningful support and interventions. A comprehensive response to the Ukraine crisis must address the mental health and psychosocial challenges faced by refugees as well as those who are internally displaced. 

This crisis requires international support and a global response as hosting countries have specific competencies and capacities. The authors hope that the groundswell of international concern over the crisis in Ukraine will lead not only to a comprehensive response to their needs but also to a recognition of the needs of other asylum seekers and refugees and to our collective moral obligation to address those needs equitably.