Inna Topal on hidden burdens of conflict in Ukraine


Our Ukraine Project Manager Inna Topal shares findings from our new research, which suggests that one third of those left internally displaced by conflict in the country are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The report, called Hidden burdens of conflict, was written in partnership with the Global Initiative on Psychiatry, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Kiev International Institute of Sociology.

Over 2,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) across Ukraine were spoken to as part of the study, which found that a high number also suffer from depression and anxiety, particularly women.

The research is part of the project, 'Psychosocial seeds for peace', funded by the European Union.

The report is also available in Ukrainian and Russian.