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Refugee Health: An Ongoing Commitment and Challenge

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Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle (UoN), Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
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Alternatives in Action, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(1), 131; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15010131
Received: 9 January 2018 / Revised: 9 January 2018 / Accepted: 10 January 2018 / Published: 13 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Refugee Health)
Refugees represent a diverse group of displaced individuals with unique health issues and disease risks. The obstacles facing this population have their origins in war, violence, oppression, exploitation, and fear of persecution. Regardless of country of origin, a common bond exists, with refugees often confronting inadequate healthcare resources, xenophobia, discrimination, and a complex web of legal barriers in their new homelands. In many cases, the plight of refugees is multigenerational, manifesting as mental health issues, abuse, poverty, and family disruption. The health trajectory of refugees remains an ongoing commitment and challenge. View Full-Text
Keywords: refugee health; exploitation; lack of resources; struggles of cultural transition; hygiene/sanitation; disease risk; early marriage refugee health; exploitation; lack of resources; struggles of cultural transition; hygiene/sanitation; disease risk; early marriage
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Efird, J.T.; Bith-Melander, P. Refugee Health: An Ongoing Commitment and Challenge. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 131.

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