Stress and Staff Support Strategies for International Aid Work (by Curling and Simmons)

Jan 10, 2020

This article, written by Penelope Curling and Kathleen B. Simmons, will explore a variety of stressors affecting humanitarian aid workers operating in an increasingly challenging environment and review structures for aid worker support.

It will summarise the findings of a workplace stress survey conducted in 2009 by a large international aid organisation and provide a comparative analysis with the 2003 stress survey carried out within the same organisation.
Keywords: coping mechanisms, international humanitarian aid work, peer help programme, staff support, staff wellbeing

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