Aid workers and development professionals — like war veterans, refugees and victims of violence — are susceptible to trauma in conflict settings and need proper mental health care and support.
So what can development organizations do to ensure that proper services are provided to staff in the field and what can development professionals do to ensure their own mental health and well-being while on the job? Officials from Chemonics and the International Organization for Migration weigh in.
Jeff is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, DC, he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the United States, and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.
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