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The Health of Refugees: Public Health Perspectives from Crisis to Settlement

Pascale Allotey and Daniel Reidpath


There have been significant changes in the numbers, patterns, and circumstances of refugees and in the political landscape to support humanitarianism since the publication of the first edition of this collection. Like the first edition, this volume provides a multidisciplinary perspective on refugee health, tracing the health repercussions on individuals and populations from the drivers of forced mass movements of populations from situations of conflict and other disasters through to the process of resettlement in countries other than their countries of origin. Drawing on the expertise of acad ... More

Keywords: refugees, asylum seekers, forced migration, mental health, humanitarianism, health and human rights, child refugees, health policy, media and populism, medical ethics

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814733
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pascale Allotey, editor
Director, UN University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)

Daniel Reidpath, editor
Professor of Population Health and Director, South East Asia Community Observatory, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia

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Part 1 Concepts and contexts

Part 2 Health concerns

Chapter 6 Mental health of refugees

Peter Ventevogel, Xavier Pereira, Sharuna Verghis, and Derrick Silove

Part 3 Impacts of displacement

Chapter 7 Urban refugees: the hidden population

Sharuna Verghis and Susheela Balasundram

Chapter 10 The health impacts of displacement due to conflict on adolescents

Anushka Ataullahjan, Michelle F. Gaffey, Paul B. Spiegel, and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

Part 4 Case studies in research and ethics

Part 5 Conclusion

Chapter 15 Controlling compassion: the media, refugees, and asylum seekers

Pascale Allotey, Peter Mares*, and Daniel D. Reidpath

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