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dc.contributor.authorHouldey, Gemma
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-28T21:31:12Z
dc.date.available2019-06-28T21:31:12Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-11
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2019.1615281
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620832
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>Stress-related conditions such as burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder are a growing concern in the humanitarian sector. Aid workers themselves report not only that mental health problems are common, but that the support they receive from their employers is insufficient. Problematically, the experience of the international aid worker &#8211; particularly those who are white and from the global North &#8211; is often foregrounded in explaining what constitutes stress and related mental health problems. This indicates a wider problem of what is required of &#8216;the perfect humanitarian&#8217; &#8211; a personality that is gendered and racialised &#8211; and how this influences the different experiences and treatment of national and international staff from aid agencies. This article explores the organisational culture and working conditions of humanitarian settings and their impact on the mental health and wellbeing of staff. It argues that there is a structural dimension to stress that is less to do with external security threats and more to do with the specific infrastructure, policies, and practices of humanitarian operations, with implications for aid workers which cut across dimensions of race, gender, and nationality.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent16en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/humanitarian-response-and-stress-in-kenya-gendered-problems-and-their-implicati-620832
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectHumanitarianen_US
dc.titleHumanitarian response and stress in Kenya: gendered problems and their implicationsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryKenyaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordHumanitarian responseen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordInternational aid workeren_US
oxfam.subject.keywordNational aid workeren_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMental healthen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWell-beingen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordGenderen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordRaceen_US
prism.issuenameHumanitarian Action and Crisis Responseen_US
prism.number2en_US
prism.volume27en_US


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