Evaluating an Integrated Approach to Intimate Partner Violence and Psychosocial Health in Refugees

This study, conducted among Burundian refugees in Nyaragusu camp in  Tanzania, aimed to inform public health responses to humanitarian crises, particularly with regard to psychosocial issues such as intimate partner  violence (IPV). It included a feasibility randomized controlled trial of an integrated intervention that simultaneously targeted IPV and its  psychosocial health consequences in a refugee camp in a low-income country. This feasibility trial examined the relevance, accessibility, and  feasibility of the intervention procedures. Findings suggest the intervention requires further adaptation before it can be feasibly implemented across  multiple sectors/clusters. Ownership and coordination across both the health and protection sectors proved to be a key challenge. This feasibility trial does not  allow us to draw conclusions regarding the efficacy of the intervention. 

The Airbel Impact Lab at IRC is a team of researchers, strategists and innovators committed to the accelerated design, rigorous evaluation and cost-effective scaling of the most impactful solutions supporting people affected by crisis.