Addressing Mental Health in Humanitarian Crises
In the context of humanitarian crises, mental health is critical to recovering from disasters and the ability to rebuild. People with mental health problems are especially vulnerable in disaster and conflict settings but mental health is largely missing from the global public health agenda and remains one of the most under-funded areas of health care, especially in low-income countries.
Background Report: Mental Health in Humanitarian Crises
Impact of Climate Change on Human Health
Climate change influences human health and disease in numerous ways. Some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Health effects include increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease, injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events, changes in the prevalence and geographical distribution of food, water borne illnesses, infectious diseases, and threats to mental health. Not everyone is equally at risk, important considerations include age, economic resources, and location.
Background Report: Impact of Climate Change on Human Health