Note: details and links in this resource were accurate at the time of publication in 2016, however some details may have changed. 

For information about supporting the Syrian community following the 2023 earthquake click here. 

Since March 2011 the conflict in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis that has seen over 5 million people fleeing the country.

In September 2015, the Australian Government announced 12,000 additional places in its humanitarian visa program for people displaced by the conflict in Syria and Iraq. More information about the Australian Government’s response to the Syrian crisis is available here.

Many refugees from Syria have been exposed to a range of life changing and traumatic experiences such as the loss of loved ones, separation from home, family and community, uncertainty about the future, witnessing and/or being subject to violence and torture, gender based violence and disruption to education. These experiences can all have a dramatic impact on both psychological and physical wellbeing.

This website brings together information and resources to assist service providers to better understand and meet the mental health needs of refugees from Syria and Iraq.

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