The mental health toll of volunteering at the frontlines of COVID-19 crisis

The mental health toll of volunteering at the frontlines of COVID-19 crisis

"When all this is over, I might need some counselling. The things we have seen… It has been traumatising", says Ahtesham Al Haque. As the socio-economic aspect of the COVID-19 crisis revealed itself, and the first wave of migrants started walking back home in the absence of any transport, shelter or security, Ahtesham and his friends, have been one of the many citizen action groups that emerged in response. Over a phone call from Jamia Nagar, Ahtesham, an independent political strategist, says he is just returning from distributing rations to families in Shaheen Bagh.

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