Assessment of mental health and psychosocial support services for Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Syria's third year of civil war has caused a rapid acceleration in influx of the refugees to Lebanon with the intensification of clashes in recent months. In fall 2013 more than 2000 Syrian refugees are fleeing to Lebanon on daily basis. The mental health needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon have not received thorough assessment. Information about the nature, the quality, and coverage of these services for the Syrian refugees is lacking.
The Syrian refugee assessment for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) took place in August and September 2013. The assessment had two main parts:
A mapping exercise according to the 4Ws (Who is Where, When, doing What). Input from 20 participating organizations was collected and analyzed for 4W mapping.
Fieldwork consisting of interviews with professionals, focus group discussions with refugees, and site visits.