Health Challenges for Refugees and Immigrants

Refugee Reports, Ariel Burgess et al, 2004

This Refugee Reports focuses on refugee health in the United States, beginning with an article about the general healthcare challenges facing refugees and immigrants. John Poon provides a case study of Afghan refugees trying to gain access to necessary health services. José Quiroga discusses the physical and mental health needs of torture victims. Several reports feature the important mental health issues facing newcomers as well as refugee-specific information about vaccinations and civil surgeons.

Key wordsasylum seekers / refugee health / refugees / torture

CountriesAfghanistan / USA