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Refugee Resilience and Mental Health During COVID-19

Refugee Resilience and Mental Health During COVID-19

There are 80 million displaced persons in the world today, more than any other time in our history. Hailing from countries with extreme hardships in the form of war, dictatorships, and oppression, refugees often rebuild their lives despite the adversities they have faced. Many of them have found themselves unable to meet their basic needs even before the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, the stress of lockdowns and unemployment has made a difficult situation feel almost insurmountable.

One of the main pillars of HIAS’ work is to help these refugees cope with psychological distress so they can better integrate into their new communities. Learn more about how HIAS and our partners build community-based mental health programming for refugees, and how this work has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic.