Disaster preparedness and response

While disasters are often unpredictable, the harm they cause can be mitigated or partly prevented. Crises can be triggered by sudden catastrophic evens such as earthquakes, complex and continuing emergencies such as a violent conflict, and slow onset processes such as environmental pollution.

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30 field workers complete trainings on mental health detection and referral in emergencies

WHO, in collaboration with International Medical Corps, conducted 4 trainings in December 2015 and February 2016 in Gaziantep, Turkey for 30 Syrian mental health workers.

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298 830 295 dollars have been lost in economic damage due to natural and man-made disasters and emergencies, not including conflicts and complex emergencies, in the WHO European Region between 1990-2011

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