Wellbeing of Humanitarians – Immediate Action Needed
September 24, 2015
Humanitarian Wellbeing released the results today of our wellness survey. We surveyed over 160 aid workers living and working in over 12 countries around the globe including: Syria, Lebanon, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Nepal, Myanmar, CAR, DRC, Jordan and Mali.
The survey had respondents that work in variety of organisations including: UN agencies; UN Missions; and INGOs – with more than 70% of respondents identifying as female.
The results illustrate that:
91.02% self report living under profound stress and / or experiencing traumatic events
61.02% said they felt direct threats to their own life and the lives of colleagues as their greatest stress
82.03% of females stated events, concerns, and ‘consistent’ overtones / threats of sexual violence as their 2nd greatest stress
More than 90% reported an unsatisfactory level of life satisfaction
More than 90% reported an unsatisfactory level of career satisfaction