URGE THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO PROVIDE MORE SUPPORT TO ADDRESS THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF ARMED VIOLENCE SURVIVORS IN GAZA, SYRIA, IRAQ, PAKISTAN, NIGERIA AND OTHER CONFLICT AFFECTED COUNTRIES.
On the 10th of October, the world will observe mental health day to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world.
We write to take this opportunity to highlight that millions of people in conflict affected countries are experiencing mental health problems and have no access to support and services. As a consequence, they have poor mental health and are trapped in poverty.
We urge the Department for International Development to provide more support to address the mental health needs of armed violence survivors in Gaza, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Nigeria and other conflict affected countries.