Collective trauma in the Vanni- a qualitative inquiry into the mental health of the internally displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka

@article{Somasundaram2010CollectiveTI,
  title={Collective trauma in the Vanni- a qualitative inquiry into the mental health of the internally displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka},
  author={D. Somasundaram},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health Systems},
  year={2010},
  volume={4},
  pages={22 - 22}
}
  • D. Somasundaram
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • International Journal of Mental Health Systems
BackgroundFrom January to May, 2009, a population of 300,000 in the Vanni, northern Sri Lanka underwent multiple displacements, deaths, injuries, deprivation of water, food, medical care and other basic needs caught between the shelling and bombings of the state forces and the LTTE which forcefully recruited men, women and children to fight on the frontlines and held the rest hostage. This study explores the long term psychosocial and mental health consequences of exposure to massive… Expand
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