Access to information, education and culture during humanitarian crisis

Humanitarian organisations rescue endangered populations in zones that have been devastated by natural disasters and violent conflict, on the paths of exodus and in camps for survivors, refugees and displaced people. Help is focused, as is necessary, on vital needs such as health care, food, drinking water, sanitary facilities and shelters. In the last few years however, humanitarian actors have become increasingly aware of the consequences of humanitarian crisis on individuals’ and communities’ mental and psychosocial health. When one’s refugee status lasts, access to information, education and culture become a necessity.