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BACKGROUND With the deaths of hundreds of thousands and the displacement of up to three million Darfuris, the increasingly complex and on-going war in Darfur has warranted the need to investigate war-related severity and current mental health levels amongst its civilian population. The purpose of this study is to explore the association between war-related(More)
This paper presents the personal accounts of Darfuri students studying at Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan. Their war-related exposure, current ongoing life challenges, emotional distress, and coping strategies were explored using a semistructured interview protocol with a sample of 20 students. Through interpretative phenomenological analysis(More)
A literature review indicated that suicidal behavior in Sudan was very infrequent. However, an assessment of suicidal ideation in two Sudanese groups of women demonstrated high levels, particularly in women in a displaced-persons area. In addition, the recent establishment of a Befrienders International volunteer service allowed anecdotal evidence of(More)
Women are considered special groups who are uniquely vulnerable in the context of war exposures. To effectively target the resources aimed at mitigating mental health consequences and optimising and maximising the use of mental health provisions, culturally relevant war trauma counsellor training is required. The objectives of this study are to promote a(More)
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