Who Cares about Helpers and Responders in Armed Conflicts and Pandemics? - WE CARE!
About the Project
The project – Increasing Knowledge and Partnerships on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Helpers in Pandemics and Conflicts (Who Cares) – is committed to build strong partnerships in civil protection and disaster risk management with respect to Mental Health and Psychosocial support for helpers in pandemics and armed conflicts.
The Goal of the project
The project aims to support civil protection and disaster risk management actors that promote and facilitate the dissemination and exchange of knowledge, good practices, and expertise in civil protection and disaster management. The online media library – WHO CARES – is an effective, appropriate, and innovative way for this purpose as it includes best practices for training and knowledge exchange with focus on tools supporting helpers in distress.
Key partners of Who Cares
Emergency Management Service Georgia (EMS-G)
Ministry of Emergency Situations Armenia (MES-A)
IFRC country cluster office South Caucasus
IFRC Reference Centre for Psycho-social support
As MHPSS becomes increasingly important for helpers and responders in conflicts and pandemics, this requires:
- New forms of support for helpers
- Increase in knowledge exchange and networking on new forms of support
To support the design, development and implementation of multi-disciplinary, risk-based thematic communities /centres of expertise for civil protection and disaster management stakeholders.
To support the design, development and implementation of capacity development and applied science activities that contribute to building and sharing of knowledge, expertise and skills in civil protection and disaster management.
- Strengthened national and regional MHPSS networks
- Wider UCPM knowledge network
- Austrian Red Cross
- Armenian Red Cross
- Georgia Red Cross
- All helpers and responders