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Guidelines need a more evidence based approach: a commentary on the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

Mental health and psychosocial surveys in emergency settings provide essential information on the psychological and social consequences of armed conflict and natural disasters. They also have programmatic implications. The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Emergency Settings fails to recognize the importance of data driven programmes.