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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

Responding to the psychosocial impact of the Tsunami in a war zone: experiences from northern Sri Lanka

1 psychiatrist, psychotherapist and public mental health consultant, was attached to the Association for Health and Counselling, the initiator of the Mental Health Task Force in Disaster, Jaffna, Sri Lanka., Sri Lanka
2 psychiatrist, is head of the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka., Sri Lanka

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Three days after the Tsunami hit the war-torn Jaffna district in northern Sri Lanka, a mental health task force was formed. The approach of this task force, comprising a cooperative initiative between 18 humanitarian agencies, is described in this field report.

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