Children, Volume 6, Issue 5 (May 2019) – 10 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): The number of refugees in the pediatric age range has risen dramatically over the last decade and is expected to rise further in the overseeable future. In fact, the United Nations Refugee Agency has now registered the highest levels of displacement on record. Over half of the 25 million refugees are under the age of 18 years. This unprecedented migration poses a challenge to health care systems around the world, in the country of origin, of transit, and of destination. Minor refugees present with diagnoses and needs that cannot be addressed adequately without a specialized pediatric service. In this edition of children, we aim to highlight the particularities and differences that need to be considered in the care of this vulnerable group of patients. View this paper.
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