Evidence Aid's June Bulletin

12 June, 2024

Hello everyone,

Evidence Aid's latest bulletin is now available here: https://evidenceaid.org/evidence-aid-bulletin-11-june-2024/

Following the recent seventy-seventh World Health Assembly, several key health issues were highlighted, including the critical importance of not overlooking mental health during emergencies (1). Most people experience distress in emergencies; for some, it subsides, while for others, it can develop into more severe conditions (2). Consequently, it is not surprising that common disorders like anxiety and depression are more than doubled during humanitarian crises (3). Though this may appear grim, emergencies can drive mental health reforms (2), creating opportunities for improvement through short-term focus on mental health and increased aid. Furthermore, with the support of organisations that emphasise the importance of mental health, there is hope that it will remain a priority. Evidence Aid, in particular, advocates for mental health as a crucial component of overall health that should not be overlooked, emphasising the need for evidence-based reasoning and research support. As such, this bulletin highlights three summaries related to mental health during humanitarian crises.

1. https://www.who.int/director-general/speeches/detail/who-director-genera...

2. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/mental-health-in-emerge...

3. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)30934-1/fulltext

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Sumra Ali, Assistant to the Operations Director

Evidence Aid: Championing evidence-based humanitarian action.

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HIFA profile: Sumra Ali is a Personal Assistant at Evidence Aid, and is based in the United States. Professional interests: Humanitarian aid, global health, evidence-based decision-making Sali AT evidenceaid.org