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Part III: Healing the Mind

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In Part 3 of Course Correction’s special series on refugees and forcibly displaced people, we look at the mental health risks that refugees around the world face and what it takes to heal these lesser visible threats.

In Part 3 of our season on refugees, we look at the mental health toll of living as a refugee or an internally displaced person. Host Nelufar Hedayat speaks with an internally displaced Afghan woman about trying to care for herself and her children while living in a shipping container. She also examines the different ways that refugees define and experience the trauma of conflict, and she shares stories from aid workers who help displaced people process their experiences.

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During this season of Course Correction, we’re challenging you to reflect on different aspects of the refugee experience and share your thoughts with us. For today’s episode: Have you been in a situation where you’ve had to worry about providing basic care for yourself or your family? What resources helped you through it? If you’re a refugee, what was the moment you felt that your life stabilized enough to start thinking about your long-term hopes and dreams rather than daily survival?

Please share with us via FacebookInstagram, or Twitter, or tweet directly to our host, Nelufar Hedayat.

About Course Correction:  [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://foreignpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Course_Correction_Trailer.mp4" poster="https://foreignpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Course_Correction_Trailer.jpg"][/video] The UN estimates that there are 84 million forcibly displaced people around the world, and nearly 27 million of those are considered refugees. These numbers are the highest they have ever been. For season three of Course Correction, Doha Debates is partnering with UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, to illuminate all aspects of the refugee experience. Over the course of six episodes, host Nelufar Hedayat will speak with refugees and other forcibly displaced persons and hear their stories—from the moment they leave their homes to their eventual resettlement or return, detailing arduous journeys that can sometimes last years or even decades. We’ll examine the challenges that stateless people face, the work being done to assist them, and the ways in which the global community can provide further support and solutions.  See All Episodes

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Part 6: Finding Acceptance

In Part 6 of Course Correction’s special series on refugees and forcibly displaced people, host Nelufar Hedayat talks to weightlifter, nurse, and refugee Cyrille Tchatchet about his journey.

Part V: The Path to Permanence

In Part 5 of Course Correction’s special series on refugees and forcibly displaced people, host Nelufar Hedayat talks to actor and U.N. goodwill ambassador Mahira Khan about the role host countries play in a refugee’s journey.

Part IV: Pursuing Education

In Part 4 of Course Correction’s special series on refugees and forcibly displaced people, host Nelufar Hedayat talks to actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett about the importance of education for refugees.

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