Invisible Burdens: Prioritising Mental Health and Livelihoods in Syria and Lebanon

08 October 2021|Policy & Advocacy


As unprecedented economic crises unfold in Syria and Lebanon, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the Middle East witnesses the heavy toll of poverty on the mental health of those we serve. We call on donors to prioritise mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and livelihoods programmes with long-term investment. In tandem we emphasise the need to strengthen national mental health services and combat medication shortages.