PoMA Global
Embracing Mental Health Empowerment Enhancing Minds Transforming Ways Forward

Founded in 2018 in Afghanistan, POMA has continued to support the most vulnerable members of society, with a focus on women and children, refugees and displaced persons. With a grassroots-led approach we focused on providing community-led, accessible, culturally relevant and sustainable mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) to those in distress. We focus on the social reintegration of those receiving MHPSS support and strengthening the mental health care and social care infrastructures in conflict-affected countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Our women-led team is equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide contextualized and culturally sensitive MHPSS to marginalized communities globally. 

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When you are at peace with yourself, you can work with the collective on holding stakeholders accountable…

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We have worked to empower national survivors of political violence and
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We are a mental health and psychological support consultancy, providing a wide
of services

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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 the ongoing crisis, we have committed to a continued support of Afghan refugees and migrants who have left the country since August 2021, in particular those now residing in Switzerland and Turkey, where our networks are strongest. 


People worldwide experience mental health challenges

1500 Afghan

SEM calculates more than 1,500 Afghan refugees entered Switzerland in 2021

10,000 Afghans

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.

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