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Basic services and security

  • As outlined in the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, “the well-being of all conflict-affected populations should be protected through the (re)establishment of security, adequate governance and services that address basic physical needs (food, shelter, water, basic health care, control of communicable diseases). These basic services should be established in participatory, safe and socially appropriate ways that protect local people’s dignity, strengthen local social supports and mobilise community networks” (IASC, 2007, pg. 11).
    • Target Population: All populations effected
    • Suggested Actions and Activities:
      • Establish security and protection interventions for survivors and their dependents, such as safe shelters for women who are experiencing violence.
      • Promote security and protection actions to iden­tify and address environmental and situational risks to violence against women and girls (UNFPA, 2012).
      • For more information see Security section.

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