On 7 April, marking World Health Day, IOM Germany organised a Facebook Live event in collaboration with Yahya Sonko, a Gambian diaspora activist, on the topic of mental health in the Gambian community.

The event featured guest speakers Yvonne Jatta from Caritas Stuttgart, Evans Binan from IOM The Gambia, and IOM Germany’s Welella Negussie. The lively discussion touched on the need for greater acceptance about mental health issues, mental healthcare access in Germany and The Gambia, and the issue of stigmatisation faced by returnees.

Watch the event here.