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Exploring Mental Health Status and Psychosocial Support among Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Abu Naser Zafar Ullah, Pierre Pratley, Md. Shariful Islam, Khaleda Islam, Tapash Roy

Rohingya refugees are facing a huge burden of mental health and psychosocial problems that need immediate attention. We found that Rohingya refugees were not comfortable discussing openly with the people of different sexual orientations vis-à-vis their mental health issues.

The study recommends strengthening mental health services in accordance with the IASC’s pyramid of multilayered MHPSS service framework. At the same time, the study urges improved resources and capabilities to financially and technically reinforce the Government of Bangladesh’s development agenda
for better mental health and psychosocial support services and coordination.