Humanitarian aid is an incredibly rewarding field of work, but it is also physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing. Volunteers commonly find themselves suffering from anxiety, compassion fatigue, and post-traumatic stress disorder among others. Being on the front lines of traumatic events, living through demanding work conditions, and working long hours can create a hostile space that could cause operations to spiral out of control.
Life for Relief and Development has developed a short infographic explaining the common causes and effects of humanitarian aid work, while also informing the reader of ways to curb the mental anguish with proven methods.
To learn more on how to mitigate negative mental health effects while working as a volunteer aid, please see the provided guide.
Guide created by Life for Relief and Development