In Mozambique, A Surprising Kind Of First Aid For People Fleeing Violence : Goats and Soda : NPR (Me: What does US do with refugees from similar violence in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador? Pretend they are just looking for a free ride to “take” low paid US jobs…?)

Why did you decide a mental health component was needed here?

People had to leave under extremely violent conditions. They saw their homes being burnt, family or friends killed, and sometimes, they received death threats. Now that they are here, they will have to rebuild not only a home but the very concept of who they are while they process all the losses they’ve had along the way.

So the reason to have the mental health component is to help alleviate their suffering and enhance their coping.

Source: In Mozambique, A Surprising Kind Of First Aid For People Fleeing Violence : Goats and Soda : NPR

 

(Me: What does US do with refugees from similar violence in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador? Pretend they are just looking for a free ride to “take” low paid US jobs…?)