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As the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to worsen, mental health needs among refugees who have fled the country are steadily increasing. Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wants to highlight the plight of Syrians in northern Iraq’s Domeez refugee camp, where MSF’s counselors and psychologists are seeing growing numbers of patients presenting with far more acute symptoms than a year ago.

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The war in Syria and an influx of refugees flowing into Tripoli have created a host of health needs and exacerbated complex and often violent communal dynamics in Lebanon's second-largest city.

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“I’m deeply sad inside, but I need to appear strong in front of my family,” says a man called Mahmood while sitting in the narrow room he now shares with his wife and six-year-old son in the Ain el-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp in Saida, Lebanon. Until almost two months ago, he’d been living in another camp for Palestinians, this one in Damascus, but the conflict in Syria had made it impossible to stay.
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In South Sudan's refugee camps, MSF's is augmenting its medical activities with psychosocial care.

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Psychologists are an integral part of MSF teams. On the heels of World Mental Health Day, this article examines the vital role they play in helping people overcome trauma.

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In August 2012, MSF handed over its last remaining project in Sri Lanka to World Vision, an established international NGO with a long-term operational plan for the north of the country. 

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MSF is providing care, including mental health care, to patients in Pakistan's Lower Dir province, where the security situation remains volatile.

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After 18 months of activity, the MSF mental health program in Kilinochchi district closed in April 2012.

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After fighting forced a suspension of operations, MSF has returned to continue providing medical care in Shamwana, Katanga Province.

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Three months after two earthquakes hit Van province, MSF is helping survivors cope through a mental health program.

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