Humanitarian staff need better post-assignment care

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BARCELONA — From pre-assignment preparedness to crisis support, duty of care involves a whole range of services, protocols, and conversations that are designed to keep aid staff safe.

But one piece of the duty-of-care puzzle that is still often overlooked in the sector is post-assignment support, experts told Devex. That can leave staff vulnerable to mental health issues and burnout after returning from projects in the field.

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