Special Issue "Supporting Health and Psychosocial well-being for Refugees and Asylum Seekers"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2018)
With nearly 66 million people forcibly displaced from their homes, the global refugee situation has reached crisis proportions. A record number of refugees and asylum seekers are fleeing their countries of origin in search for safety and resettlement. Faced with this influx, host countries are struggling to accommodate refugee migrants in the midst of political opposition and limited material and human resources. As we approach the 70th anniversary of the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, and as political instability and civil unrest become more widespread and protracted, there is a growing push for humanitarian interventions to move beyond crisis response and toward long-term investment in the well-being of displaced populations. This is an opportune moment to review and reflect on current, past, and future efforts to address the health and psychosocial needs of displaced populations.
Societies is soliciting proposals for a Special Issue on “Supporting Health and Psychosocial Well-Being for Refugees and Asylum Seekers”. The issue will bring together scholarly manuscripts from around the world that address this topic. We invite empirical and conceptual papers representing a variety of disciplines, and from academic researchers, service providers, and policy experts. We are particularly interested in submissions focusing on marginalized groups such as seniors, people with disabilities, and sexual minorities. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to) innovative services and programs, community needs assessments, and capacity-building at the local, national, and international levels.
If you would like to contribute to this Special Issue, please email the guest editor Mansha Mirza at [email protected] In your email, include your name, affiliation, title for your proposed manuscript, and a 200-word abstract. If your proposal is deemed suitable for the special issue, the guest editor will contact you with detailed instructions for submitting the full manuscript. A tentative deadline for manuscript submission is 15th April 2018.
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Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Societies is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- asylum seekers
- psychosocial needs