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    INVISIBLE WOUNDS

    In the mind of war, trauma, and healing.

     

    In the era of new and old wars defining our generation, we focus on the hidden battles of trauma affecting those caught up within and between borders of conflict and insecurity today and challenges of transgenerational trauma from conflicts past.

    THE HUMAN COST OF DEVELOPMENT

    Bringing into focus minority and indigenous displacement and historical trauma.

     

    Development displacement looks at the cause and effect of development projects, especially extractives, overwhelmingly affecting minority, aboriginal, and indigenous communities and the lasting impact of inter-generational trauma.

    THE RISING TIDE

    Recognising the humanitarian crisis of the climate displaced.

     

    Climate migration is already here. In urgent recognition of the need to cater for people affected by climate-induced displacement, and its increasing links with resource wars and disasters, we look at the MHPSS-humanitarian challenges and responses required for what is this era's defining environmental crisis.

    BEYOND THE HORIZON

    Recovery and return after natural disasters and emergencies.

     

    Disaster displacement highlights natural catastrophes, a phenomenon increasingly linked to climate change, as well as global health emergencies.

    PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT

    Promoting healing through the arts and culture.

     

    We focus on the arts and culture in the context of human insecurity and forced displacement, and centralises its broad connection to psychosocial care.

    HUMANITARIAN MHPSS POLICY AND REFORM

    Closing the gap in MHPSS and forced displacement.

     

    The Observatory provides solution-driven responses to complex issues within the MHPSS-humanitarian field, to tackle the lessons of the past, today's major challenges, and the emerging crises of tomorrow.

    HUMANITARIAN INNOVATION FOR MHPSS

     

    Innovation for MHPSS looks at the latest thinking and ideas bridging technology, mental health, and emergencies.

     

    BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS

    HUMANITARIAN MHPSS

    We focus on corporate social responsibility grounded in the Guiding Principles on Businesses and Human Rights bridging humanitarian MHPSS, innovation and creativity.

    CRISIS-REPORTING & FIRST-PERSON NARRATIVES

    We emphasise first-person narratives from people affected by displacement and other crises, as a way to respect and reinforce the principle of humanitarian dignity.

     

    Between Borders is a platform for their voices and stories.

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