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Vol.11(2), pp. 12-19 , May 2016
DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ2016.0305
ISSN: 1993-8225


Evaluation of one mental health/psychosocial intervention for Syrian refugees in Turkey

  • Boris BUDOSAN*
  • Vocarsko Naselje 22 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.
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Marie Theres BENNER
  • Marie Theres BENNER
  • Malteser International Kalker Hauptstr. 22-24 51103 Cologne, Germany.
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Batoul ABRAS
  • Batoul ABRAS
  • International Blue Crescent Turkey, Independent ECD/Psychosocial Consultant, Pakistan.
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Sabah AZIZ
  • Sabah AZIZ
  • House No. 550, Rafi Bock, Phase VIII, Bahria Town, Rawalpindi. Punjab, Pakistan.
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 Received: 30 April 2016  Accepted: 10 May 2016  Published: 31 May 2016

Copyright © 2016 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0

The town of Kilis in Kilis province, south-central Turkey is harboring about 100.000 urban Syrian refugees from the three-year-old Syrian conflict alongside its 82,000 Turkish residents. Malteser International and International Blue Crescent implemented mental health/psychosocial support intervention with the objective to improve well-being and resilience of urban Syrian refugee population. In this study, the authors presented and evaluated the effectiveness of this intervention. It was delivered to Syrian refugees in the field hospital, outpatient health centre and community skills centre in the town of Kilis. Data collection methods included HESPER survey and quantitative surveys using well-being and resilience scale. The results showed improvement of resilience and well-being of the targeted population. The intervention was effective in an urban context. Further evaluation of this intervention is needed, preferably in a form of prospective longitudinal cohort study with a control group of Syrian refugees that receives no intervention.

Key words: Turkey, community-based MHPSS intervention, urban Syrian refugees, project description, project evaluation, well-being, resilience.

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APA BUDOSAN, B., BENNER, M. T., ABRAS, B., & AZIZ, S. (2016). Evaluation of one mental health/psychosocial intervention for Syrian refugees in Turkey. International NGO Journal, 11(2), 12-19.
Chicago Boris BUDOSAN, Marie Theres BENNER, Batoul ABRAS and Sabah AZIZ. "Evaluation of one mental health/psychosocial intervention for Syrian refugees in Turkey." International NGO Journal 11, no. 2 (2016): 12-19.
MLA Boris BUDOSAN, et al. "Evaluation of one mental health/psychosocial intervention for Syrian refugees in Turkey." International NGO Journal 11.2 (2016): 12-19.
DOI 10.5897/INGOJ2016.0305

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