Health needs of asylum seekers and refugees

2016British Medical Journal

People who are seeking asylum are not a homogeneous population. Coming from different countries and cultures, they have had, in their own and other countries, a wide range of experiences that may affect their mental and physical health and nutritional state. In the United Kingdom they face the effects of poverty, dependence, and lack of cohesive social support. All these factors undermine both physical and mental health.

Key wordsasylum seekers / mental health / refugees

CountriesEurope / Global / United Kingdom