Understanding mental health to improve action in crisis areas

Alternatives Humanitaires (AH / Humanitarian Alternatives) magazine has dedicated a whole report to mental health in its latest issue of spring 2023. For too long, mental health has been considered secondary, while it should be a key concern in humanitarian action.

Populations exposed to armed conflict, natural disasters, pandemics or economic collapse suffer shocks that can have a serious impact on them throughout their lives. Aid workers are also exposed to high levels of risk every day in the field. This requires employers to invest significantly in a specific support framework, known as “Staff Care”.

Chief Editor Boris Martin  and his team decided to turn the spotlight on mental health to give it the place it deserves, taking care to show the plurality of this discipline and the different practices that can be observed in crisis areas.

Ukraine, Dnipro: More than 200 days after the war’s beginning, the situation of the civilian population have not improved

To respond to the needs of the civilian population with health care, mental health and psycho-social support, Première Urgence Internationale is deploying three mobile teams directly to centers housing internally displaced persons in the city and region of Dnipro.


From June 2021 to July 2022, Première Urgence Internationale intervened in the regions of Gao (circle of Ansongo) and Mopti (circle of Bandiagara)

Your donations Work 2022

Monday, October 3rd marks the launch of France Générosités’ major annual campaign “Your donations work”….

Taking into account the environmental impact of our humanitarian actions

Humanitarian aid is now deployed on a planet that is the victim of a phenomenon that is now known to all: climate change. This is why Première Urgence Internationale is directly affected by these new environmental and climatic challenges.

Agriculture and climate change: worldwide issues

Nicolas Granmont is an engineer in international agro-development and our food and nutritional security and livelihoods referent. He discusses the consequences of climate change on agriculture and food security in humanitarian projects.

Contribution to the Evaluation of the Directive on Combating Terrorism [Directive (EU) 2017/541]

A group of eleven french NGOs – including Première Urgence Internationale – contributed to the Evaluation of the Directive on Combating Terrorism [Directive (EU) 2017/541].

Climate change and conflict: a subtle but real connection

On the occasion of its Earth Week, Première Urgence Internationale is launching a series of articles focused on the environment, detailing the concrete actions taken and the objectives set to go further in its environmental commitment.

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