Voices from Bor: Reflecting on a mental health and psychosocial support project at the Bor protection of civilians site in South Sudan

Author/s: Stephanie Chang, George Padgett
Language: English
Publication Type: Booklet/ Handbook(External)

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Civilians in Bor—like thousands of others across the country—experienced some of the worst abuses of the conflict, including an attack on the site itself on 17 April 2014, which led to the death of 47 people sheltering in the PoC. In response to these needs, IOM began piloting a psychosocial support project at the Bor PoC in September 2014, with a strong focus on capacity building and community participation. IOM trains IDPs on psychosocial support, enabling them to identify and develop activities that would best meet their community’s needs. This booklet includes a collection of life stories from 12 IDPs participating in this project. The idea to create this booklet came from the IDPs themselves, who wanted to share their stories and discuss the impact the crisis has had on their lives.

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International Organization for Migration