International Responses to Trauma

  • Yael Danieli
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Abstract

This paper will begin by describing the initiatives of the United Nations and other international, national and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to address traumata around the world in the areas of criminal activities, human rights violations, forced displacement, armed conflicts, natural disasters, traumatized children and women, as well as health activities across traumatized populations. It will go on to provide a critical analysis of the some of the policies and practices of the UN system and the work of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent and other NGOs. The analysis will underscore issues concerned with prevention, intervention and postvention (rehabilitation), particularly in relation to implementation, coordination and funding, and present some ideas for future programmeme development.

Keywords

Fatigue Depression Cortisol Turkey Argentina 

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