On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with UN Member States, are hosting this side event to examine how inequalities impact mental health and psychosocial wellbeing among refugees, migrants and IDPs.
This event seeks to:
- highlight the humanitarian consequences of maintaining the status quo of global inequalities and systems of discrimination, with particular focus on the impacts of inequality on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing among people on the move
- stress the need for continued action and investment in robust, quality, affordable, and accessible mental health systems by showcasing examples of best practices and programmes from different operational contexts
- share innovative solutions to assist UN Member States in their effort to implement MHPSS services within the Universal Health Coverage framework and across all relevant sectors (social welfare, education, labour, among others), particularly in the context of building forward better from COVID-19.