In pictures: Psychosocial support around the world

World Health Day 2017


Fijian children affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston have been treated to puppet shows by visiting New Zealand puppeteer Chris Lynch. Lynch toured with Fiji Red Cross to put on shows with his Muppet puppets Elmo and Grover for around 1000 children near the badly damaged town of Rakiraki in Ra province.


A Red Cross volunteer provides psychosocial support to Ebola survivor Mary Perkins in the Paynesville district of Monrovia. The Liberian Red Cross provides psychosocial support counselling to people affected by the current Ebola epidemic that has claimed the lives of more than 1,300 people in Liberia.

Northern Greece

Over 50,000 migrants are stranded in camps across Greece for an indefinet amount of time. The Hellenic Red Cross, supported by IFRC, is working for better living conditions in the camps, including health care, psychosocial support, adequate hygiene and saniation, and basic necessities.


The Rwandan Red Cross has been supporting refugees at different entry points, in two transit camps, and in one permanent camp.


A play activity group at the Psycho-social support, Dweila, Syria. The group have been playing with lego and other toys, which help children to defuse, and regain their childhood.


The Jordan Red Crescent Community Development Centre is a space for children to express thoughts and feelings related to their refugee status, through art and other educational activities.

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