Staff welfare: Helping aid workers so they can help others

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The humanitarian system is stretched with the growing number of crises around the world. In the face of combatting immense challenges like disease, famine, poverty and war, the challenges of the aid worker are often overlooked.

But the physical, emotional and psychological toll humanitarians and their families face is undeniable, especially for those working in conflict. While most will agree staff welfare deserves more attention, knowing how to better support your staff — or yourself — is less obvious.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.