Kabul, 21 December 2022 (TDI): International Organization for Migration, IOM is providing psychosocial support to individuals in Afghanistan.

Mental health professionals of IOM in Afghanistan are assisting locals in overcoming the negative impacts of instability and natural calamities.

Moreover, since November 2022, IOM has offered psychosocial support and services to 548 people in need in Jawzjan.

IOM in Afghanistan

The Afghan humanitarian efforts of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are still being expanded. It engages existing livelihoods.

Moreover, it encourages long-lasting solutions, community development, and infrastructure projects as a reaction to the escalating, complicated humanitarian demands brought on by natural catastrophes and unrest.

IOM’s country office in Afghanistan has increased its staffing capacity by 30%, by doubling the number of international staff there. It continues to hire new employees to reach a total of 876 staff (including 66 international staff).

To address the complicated needs of the crisis, procurement operations financing in the nation has increased dramatically, going from $22M to $65M US.

IOM’s actions are carried out in accordance with and in conjunction with the UN’s Transitional Engagement Framework, the Regional Refugee Response Plan, and the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Afghanistan (TEF).

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in IOM

Migrants, communities affected by emergencies, and host communities get direct Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) from IOM.

It has created and implemented capacity-building projects for professionals in the fields of human services, law enforcement, social welfare, education, culture, health, mental health, and psychosocial fields in various MHPSS and population mobility areas.

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IOM offers MHPSS as part of all of its programs, including those involving emergency response, humanitarian aid, community stabilization, social cohesion, and peacekeeping.

Likewise, it also offers direct assistance to trafficking victims, migrants returning to their country of origin, and other vulnerable migrants.