Developing mental health and psychosocial services for internally displaced persons


21 August 2016 – The ongoing crisis in Iraq has led to millions of internally displaced persons. Their needs are wide-ranging and include basic shelter, security, water, food and health care. The prevalence and relapse rates of mental, neurological and substance use disorders increase in complex emergencies.

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EWARNS dashboard

The primary objective of the early warning and alert response network system (EWARNS) is to rapidly detect and respond to signals that might indicate outbreaks and clusters of epidemic-prone diseases. EWARNS...

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In focus


EWARNS Location of IDP camps, refugee camps and partners, March 2016 Health cluster Anbar province: 4Ws – Who is doing what, where, until when, March 2016 Baghdad province: 4Ws – Who is doing what,...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 36 004
Total health expenditure on health (% of general government expenditure) 6.0
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 50
Number of primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 0.7
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 70.0

Source: Country statistical profiles (2015)

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