How Aid Workers Fight Burnout

MSF in Agok, South Sudan. South Sudan faces many challenges, including ongoing conflict, displacement, food shortages/malnutrition, lack of social services including health care, and insecurity. MSF hospitals have been under attack from different armed groups, putting the medical staff and patients at risk.
SOUTH SUDAN © Valérie Batselaere/MSF
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Aid workers often have disturbing experiences while on assignment. MSF provides mental health care to staff before, during, and after they go to the field to help them prevent burnout and deal with trauma.