Chapter 10. The Experience of the Nairobi US Embassy Bombing

  1. Juan José López-Ibor2,
  2. George Christodoulou3,
  3. Mario Maj4,
  4. Norman Sartorius5 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha6
  1. Frank Njenga and
  2. Caroline Nyamai

Published Online: 29 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047002125X.ch10

Disasters and Mental Health

Disasters and Mental Health

How to Cite

Njenga, F. and Nyamai, C. (2005) The Experience of the Nairobi US Embassy Bombing, in Disasters and Mental Health (eds J. J. López-Ibor, G. Christodoulou, M. Maj, N. Sartorius and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047002125X.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  2. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, 72-74 Vas. Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece

  3. 4

    University of Naples, Italy

  4. 5

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  5. 6

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. Upperhill Medical Center, PO Box 73749, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470021231

Online ISBN: 9780470021255

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Keywords:

  • Narobi US embassy bombing;
  • mental health response;
  • Operation Recovery;
  • planning of service provision;
  • crisis intervention;
  • outreach services;
  • sense of hopeless isolation;
  • Kenyan chaos;
  • honeymoon effect of disaster response

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Immediate Rescue Responses

  • The Mental Health Response

  • The Media Response

  • Planning Longer-Term Services

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Children's Program

  • Outreach Services

  • Responding to Special Groups

  • External Help

  • Other Activities

  • Pregnant Women

  • Reactions by Different Groups

  • Lessons Learned

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • References