Working towards sustainable political, economic and social peace, POMA is committed to improving the mental health of- and ensuring protection from physical, psychological and gender-based violence for those in crisis-affected communities.
When you are at peace with yourself, you can work with the collective on holding stakeholders accountable…
We have worked to empower national survivors of political violence and
We are a mental health and psychological support consultancy, providing a wide
POMA had been working with the most vulnerable members of Afghan society, including voluntary and involuntary returnees’ and refugees, IDPs, and transnationally trafficked minors, for over three years prior to the fall of Kabul. With a grassroots-led approach we focused on the social reintegration of those receiving mental health and psychological support into wider society, and strengthening the mental health care and social care infrastructures in the country. Now, with some of our team residing in Switzerland, we are committed to continuing our support of Afghan refugees and migrants. Our team is equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide contextualized and culturally sensitive mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) to this population.
People worldwide experience mental health challenges
SEM calculates more than 1,500 Afghan refugees entered Switzerland in 2021
At present there are approximately 10,000 Afghans in Switzerland
The prevalence of common mental disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety and PTSD) is higher among migrants and refugees than among host populations. Asylum seekers tend to be at elevated risk of suicide.