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BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 11 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:68

WHO report calls for coordinated action on disaster victims: Countries should develop national plans for coordinated social and mental health responses for groups of people exposed to extreme stress, such as refugees and disaster survivors, a World Health Organization report, Mental Health in Emergencies, has recommended. The plans should ideally be based on “psychological first aid” …

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