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The IASC Guidelines is a key reference document for MHPSS in emergencies. It provides essential guidance for multi-sectoral essential minimum responses to protect and improve people’s mental health and psychosocial well-being in emergencies. It offers an overall framework for the integration of MHPSS activities and services in humanitarian settings across different sectors such as health, protection and education. As well as recommending essential minimum responses, it gives guidance on what should be included in a more comprehensive response for each sector.

Detailed recommendations for key actions to strengthen access to safe and supportive education in emergency settings are given in action sheet 7.1 (p148-156).