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500,000 refugees from Ukraine have mental health issues-WHO

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500,000 refugees from Ukraine have mental health issues-WHO
500,000 refugees from Ukraine have mental health issues-WHO   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

GENEVA – About half a million refugees from Ukraine who have fled to Poland need support for mental health disorders, and 30,000 have severe mental health problems, the representative for the World Health Organisation in Poland said on Tuesday.

Refugees arriving in Poland are suffering from a range of health problems, including diarrhea and dehydration, but the main need is for support due to trauma, Paloma Cuchi, WHO representative in Poland, told a briefing in Geneva.