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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

From despair to mental strength in war-torn Yemen

Why is the EU funding psychosocial support centres in Yemen?

Because mental health needs are high, but services are scarce.

After almost 8 years of unrelenting conflict and hardship, 1 in 5 Yemenis are believed to suffer from a mental health disorder, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Girls and women like Suhair have been pushed into poverty and driven to despair, losing all hope of a better future.

With the help she received in the centre, Suhair has regained her mental strength and restarted her education.

The centres are helping thousands of women and girls in Yemen today and their families and communities. That is why the EU supports UNFPA – because there is no health without mental health.

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Publication date: 23/12/2022