Mental health of refugees in urban settings: a new challenge?
The iconic image of refugees living in tents and camps represents the reality for only a proportion of refugees'. Refugees worldwide have been steadily moving to cities and towns, a trend that has accelerated since the 1950s. The overwhelming majority of refugees trapped in urban areas are to be found in the poorest and most conflict-affected regions of the world.
In this recording of our live webinar on March 5th 2015, Dr. Peter Ventevogel, Senior Mental Health Expert from UNHCR, Geneva, discusses how to support mental health systems to cope with the emerging mental health and psychosocial needs of refugees living in urban settings.
Dr. Peter Ventevogel, M.D., is a psychiatrist and a medical anthropologist. Over the last 13 years, Peter has worked with conflict affected populations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Since October 2013, he has been the Senior Mental Health Expert with UNHCR, the refugee agency of the United Nations.