While seeking sanctuary in safe places – the health of refugees may often deteriorate. Extreme conditions, forced migration, large personal loss and other Human Rights violations, and the difficult asylum-seeking-process may worsen their mental health condition.

The group of asylum-seekers is not a homogeneous one, but in all vulnerable. Displaced from their homes, in flight from persecution, often suffering after mental and physical violence, they seek sanctuary in other countries that are free of war, violence and armed conflict. Yet on arrival in a safe haven, their health often deteriorates. Asylum-seekers have a higher risk of getting mental illness due to the fact that they often have been exposed to extreme conditions, forced migration and large personal loss and other Human Rights violations – and just due to the fact that they are refugees in a foreign country, may be with another culture, and unfamiliar codices. They often suffer of Post Traumatic Stress Disease PTSD, depression, anxiety. There are (depending on the study) between 10 and 20 % of all asylum-seekers suffering of such psychiatric symptoms.

Even though seeking asylum is a human right, people that need asylum are often met with stricter enforcement of who to grant asylum in order to try to restrict the flow of asylum-seekers. The process of screening asylum-seekers to decide who is eligible or not for asylum will often worsen their mental health situation.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Art. 14
United Nations, dec. 1948

The first international document recognizing the right to seek and enjoy asylum from prosecution.

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
UN, General Assembly resolution 429, entry into force april 1954
In this convention the UN frames the important topics how refugees are to be treated, referring to juridical status, employment, welfare and other subjects.

Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants: A Crucial Difference
Habitat for humanity
What is the difference between a refugee, an asylum seeker and a migrant? Does it really matter to understand their definition? Yes, absolutely. It’s crucial today to understand what an asylum seeker or a refugee is because of all the misconceptions and misunderstandings around those terms.

Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

Comprehensive information on this topic. The website also provides with the basic legal framework, agencies, as well as education and training materials by lots of quite useful links.

The Exclusion of Asylum Seekers in Europe
Liza Schuster, Centre of Migration, Policy and Society, Univ. of Oxford, 2004
The article discusses mechanisms of exclusion, practiced by a number of European states, and the associated costs.

Guidelines on the Treatment of Iraqi Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Europe
 ECRE 2007
This paper (30 p.) is in response to the treatment of Iraqi asylum seekers and refugees in Europe, it discusses the background of decisions in whether asylum is granted (or not), and criticises some principles in handling this problem.

The experience of migration can be complex and stressful, related to events before departure, during travel and transit, and after arrival. Subsequently, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants can suffer from mental disorders, although prevalence is highly variable across studies and population groups. The consequences on mental health are not always short-lived; some can last a lifetime and may even have an influence on the children of those affected. Yet in the midst of these negative experiences there may also be positive signs. Refugees should not be seen as helpless people who totally depend on the help they are given. It is also respectful to honor their capacity for resilience and to foster positive adaptation by helping to obtain and protect internal and external resources.

Mental health promotion and mental health care in refugees and migrants
WHO – Europe 2018
This technical guidance reviews the prevalence of some disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder
and depressive and anxiety disorders. Based on best-available evidence regarding risk factors and
areas for intervention, eight key priority action areas are identified for consideration by policymakers
regarding the mental health of refugees and migrants.

Manuals helping children cope with their reactions to war and disasters
Children and War Foundation 
The foundation has developed five manuals to help children cope with their reaction to war and disasters. To get access to the manuals, please contact the foundation directly.
E-mail: contact@childrenandwar.org or by phone: +47 920 00 920

Health of refugees and migrants
World Health Organization (WHO) 2018

The report provides information on health challenges associated with migration and forced displacement, past and ongoing practices and interventions in promoting the health of refugees and migrants and recommendations for the future.

The physical and mental health problems of refugee and migrant fathers: findings from an Australian population-based study of children and their families
Giallo et al. 2017
Fathers of refugee background experience poorer mental health and poorer general health than Australian-born fathers. Fathers who have migrated from non-English-speaking countries also report greater psychological distress than Australian-born fathers. This underscores the need for primary healthcare services to tailor efforts to reduce disparities in health outcomes for refugee populations that may be vulnerable due to circumstances and sequelae of forced migration and to recognise the additional psychological stresses that may accompany fatherhood following migration from non-English-speaking countries. 

Predictors of acculturative hassles among Vietnamese refugees in Norway: Results from a long-term longitudinal study
Tingvold, Transcultural Psychiatry 2015
The article suggests that addressing psychological distress during the early phase in a resettlement country may promote long-term refugee adjustment and reduce exposure to acculturative hassles.

The mental health of asylum seekers in Australia and the role of psychiatrists
Derrick Silove, Sarah Mares 2018
The article outlines how increasingly harsh policies within the asylum-seeking process can affect the mental health of the asylum-seekers negatively, especially when it comes to post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety. 

Public health aspects of mental health among migrants and refugees
World Health Organization (WHO) 2016
This paper reviews current literature regarding the mental health of asylum seekers and refugees. Good practice measures for mental health care is also discussed.

The impact of immigration detention on mental health
BMC Psychiatry, von Werthern et al. 2018
The article outlines the effects of detention of asylum-seekers in their country of refuge. Anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder were most commonly reported.

The impact of detention on the health of asylum seekers: a protocol for a systematic review 
Filges et al. 2015
This Campbell systematic review assessed whether detaining asylum seekers has an impact on their mental health. The review also assessed whether detaining asylum seekers has a negative impact on their physical health and social functioning.

A paradigm shift: relationships in trauma-informed mental health services
Sweeney et al. 2018
Trauma-informed approaches emerged partly in response to research demonstrating that trauma is widespread across society, that it is highly correlated with mental health and that this is a costly public health issue. The fundamental shift in providing support using a trauma-informed approach is to move from thinking ‘What is wrong with you?’ to considering ‘What happened to you?

Common mental health problems in immigrants and refugees: general approach in primary care
Kirmayer et al. 2011
Systematic inquiry into patients’ migration trajectory and subsequent follow-up on culturally appropriate indicators of social, vocational and family functioning over time will allow clinicians to recognize problems in adaptation and undertake mental health promotion, disease prevention or treatment interventions in a timely way

Mental health among displaced people and refugees: Making the case for action at the World Bank Group
World Bank 2016
Mental, neurological and substance use disorders, often an “invisible” or “hidden” problem, contribute to a significant proportion of disease burden, and an increasing obstacle to development in countries around the world.

15 TED Talks on refugee resilience
Inspiring TED and TEDx Talks that highlight the resilience of refugees from all around the world.

Resilience as a Protective Factor against the Development of Psychopathology among Refugees
Arnetz et al. 2013
Refugee research to date has predominantly focused on factors that make refugees more vulnerable for developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and /or psychological distress. Few papers have studied potential protective factors such as resilience.

Resilience and Mental Health Risks among Syrian Refugees in Europe: A Cultural Perspective
Neftçi NB, Çetrez ÖA 2017
While working with refugee patients, it has been shown to be crucial to remain open to multiple explanatory models including biomedical, psychological, religious and traditional ones to enhance communication with the refugee patients [40]. This may refer to the fact that while clinicians provide psychological treatment, the patients may maintain their beliefs regarding what they believe/practice is also effective for their treatment.

Reception Conditions for Torture Victims in the European Union
IRCT 2016 

Torture victims are not receiving the specialised support they need to get better and to engage effectively with the asylum process. One reason for this is that most EU Member States, including the eight countries featured in this report, do not have a procedure for systematic identification of torture victims in the asylum procedure. This key issue has a range of negative consequences on the individual, such as deteriorating physical and mental health and flawed consideration of their asylum claim.

Mental health of refugees
This is an old publication, but never the less still valid. Disasters and wars are happening constantly. One sure result is that some people have to leave their homes and countries and become refugees. While many refugees suffer physically from injury or hunger, far more suffer psychological harm.

UNHCR Handbook for the Protection of Women and Girls
UNHCR, 2006

Solid handbook (164 p.) discussing the specific problems occurring for women and girls, especially as refugees. Recommendations how awareness can be increased in the helpers, and the target group can be helped better. No special focus on mental health. –

Women’s Refugee Commission
This Commission advocates for laws, policies, and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, including those seeking asylum.

Female Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in France 
UNHCR Freedman 2009
The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive review of the situation of female asylum-seekers and refugees in France, in order to furnish a base of information which might guide future UNHCR policies and actions in this area, and which may serve to make recommendations to French government and institutions.

Gender-Based Violence against Women: Both Cause for Migration and Risk along the Journey 
Migration Policy institute 2017
Each year, countless women and children flee violence at home and take an uncertain journey in the hope of finding safety in a new country. While many escape conflict zones or generalized human-rights abuses, some also run from more intimate forms of violence—namely, sexual and domestic violence perpetrated by men. Setting off on the journey is no guarantee of safety; many are vulnerable to gender-based abuse in transit and even at destination.

Women migrants fearing rape take contraceptives before journey – rights groups 
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2017
Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday.

Women in detention: a guide to gender-sensitive monitoring 
Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), 2017
In this paper, “Women in detention” is addressed to monitoring bodies responsible for the external scrutiny of places of deprivation of liberty. It outlines the risks faced by women deprived of their liberty of being subjected to torture and ill-treatment and measures that can be taken to reduce such risks.

Sexual violence against refugee women on the move to and within Europe 
WHO European Region, 2017
The objective of this overview is to present the issue of sexual violence (SV) against refugee women and girls and to discuss countermeasures that have been suggested or initiated by the Member States of the WHO European Region and national nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) between January 2015 and May 2016. A literature review was undertaken using Google scholar, the WHO publication database and a cross-search of journal databases.

I didn´t Have Anywhere to Run: Migrant Women Are Facing a Rape Epidemic 
Anna-Cat Brigida, 2016
An estimated 60 to 80 percent of female migrants from Central America are sexually assaulted on their journey—and perpetrators often act with total impunity. As thousands of Central American women weigh the risks of migrating to the US each year, they must take into account an extra peril: An estimated 80 percent of female migrants from Central America are victims of sexual abuse at the hands of criminal groups, human smugglers, or corrupt officials during the journey.

New report: women refugees at risk in Europe 
Novel´s Women Initiative, 2015
The report finds that women are vulnerable a bottleneck points along the route, and even more vulnerable when they reach reception centres that do not have secure and separate sleeping areas for women. Women also experience sexual violence at alarming rates and there is currently 100% impunity for gender-based crimes committed against refugee women. High numbers of refugee women are pregnant with no access to pre- or post-natal care.

INITIAL ASSESSMENT REPORT: Protection Risks for Women and Girls in the European Refugee and Migrant Crisis 
UNCHR, 2015
For the first time since World War II, Europe is experiencing a massive movement of refugees and migrants, women, girls, men and boys of all ages, fleeing armed conflicts, mass killings, persecution and pervasive sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Many seek refuge in Europe from the ongoing armed conflicts that have torn apart their societies, and are entitled to protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention, its subsequent Protocol, and other international instruments.

80% of Central American women and girls are raped crossing to the US 
IMPACT, September 2014
According to a stunning Fusion investigation, 80 percent of women and girls crossing into the U.S. by way of Mexico are raped during their journey. That’s up from a previous estimate of 60 percent, according to an Amnesty International report. Through May, the number of unaccompanied girls younger than 18 caught at the US-Mexico border increased by 77 percent.

What the eye does not see: a critical interpretive synthesis of European Union policies addressing sexual violence in vulnerable migrants 
Ines Keygnaert & Aurore Guieu, 2015
In Europe, refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants are more vulnerable to sexual victimisation than European citizens. They face more challenges when seeking care. This literature review examines how legal and policy frameworks at national, European and international levels condition the prevention of and response to sexual violence affecting these vulnerable migrant communities living in the European Union.

Hidden violence is silent rape: sexual and gender-based violence in refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands 
Ines Keygnaert, 2012
Although women, young people and refugees are vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) worldwide, little evidence exists concerning SGBV against refugees in Europe. Using community-based participatory research, 223 in-depth interviews were conducted with refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands. Responses were analysed using framework analysis.

Sexual Violence and Migration The hidden reality of Sub-Saharan women trapped in Morocco en route to Europe 
MSF 2010
The exact proportions of sexual violence are impossible to measure, yet MSF’s medical data reveals that it is a problem of alarming proportions. Information provided by our patients reveals the high risk of sexual violence throughout the migration process, with survivors experiencing rape and other forms of sexual violence by numerous different perpetrators in their countries of origin, in route and in Morocco itself.

Manuals helping children cope with their reactions to war and disasters
Children and War Foundation 
The foundation has developed five manuals to help children cope with their reaction to war and disasters. To get access to the manuals, please contact the foundation directly.
E-mail: contact@childrenandwar.org or by phone: +47 920 00 920

Frequent relocations between asylum-seeker centres are associated with mental distress in asylum-seeking children
International Journal of Epidemiology, Goosen et al. 2013
This study concludes that the risk of mental distress is greater in asylum-seeking children who have undergone a high annual relocation rate.

The Forgotten Children. National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014
Australian Human Rights Commission 2014
This report gives a voice to these children. It provides compelling first-hand evidence of the impact that prolonged immigration detention is having on their mental and physical health. The evidence given by the children and their families is fully supported by psychiatrists, pediatricians and academic research.

Trauma, exile and mental health in young refugees
Montgomery 2011
A review about the connection between trauma, exile and mental health in young refugees from the Middle East.

Seeking asylum in Denmark: refugee children’s mental health and exposure to violence
E. Montgomery, A. Foldsprang. Journal of Public Health 2005
Study on the effects of asylum-seeking process and mental health of refugee children.

Stressful life experiences and mental health problems among unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Jensen et al. 2015
The article discusses the situation of unaccompanied refugee children in Norway, and how this affects their state mental health. Recommendations on how to help better are also given.

Flight and exile divide millions of refugee families worldwide. The reality for many refugees is that they have lost track of their families or have had to leave them behind for economic or safety reasons. The family however plays an essential role to help persons rebuild their lives and can provide critical support to adapt to new and challenging circumstances. Restoring families can also ease the sense of loss that accompanies many refugees who, in addition to family, have lost their country, network and life as they knew it.

When families get back together there are of course great expectations involved. Fear, uncertainty and waiting have preceded the reunification. But the situation may also involve difficult or ambivalent feelings. Many years apart do something with both parties. Little contact during the waiting may have created distance or feelings of distrust. This is important to talk about, to explore and to deal with, as a way of creating the best possible reunification and hopefully reduce some of the stresses involved.

Engaging Refugee Families in Therapy: Exploring the Benefits of Including Referring Professionals in First Family Interviews
Nora Sveaass 2001
The possible benefits of including refer- ring professionals in the first family inter- views are being explored as a way to en- gage refugee families in therapy. Families in exile confront a number of problems related both to premigration traumatic exposures and to present adaptation processes. Refugee clients and the referring professionals in the larger system frequently see the problems and their solutions quite differently. This situation may often result in unclear working alliances in a context of therapy.

Supporting Successful Reunifications
Children’s Bureau 2017
If a child has been removed from the care of his or her parents, safe and timely family reunification1 is the preferred permanency option for most children.2 Safe and stable reunification does not begin or end with the return of children to the care of their parents. Caseworkers should give careful consideration to assessing families’ capacity for keeping children safe and their readiness to reunify as well as to planning for postreunification services and contingencies in the event of future safety concerns. Child welfare agencies may find it challenging to help families achieve timely reunification while at the same time preventing children from reentering foster care.

Family Separation Trauma Sustained by Asylum-Seeking Children and Parents Persists After Reunification, Medical Study Finds
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 2021
A new study analyzing the mental health impacts of family separation finds that children and parents seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border experience severe psychological trauma even years after reunification. The Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) study provides the first-ever qualitative analysis of the mental health effects of the forced family separation policy and shows further evidence of the “zero tolerance” policy’s detrimental effects on the mental health of impacted families.

Afghanistan: Reuniting families on the run should be priority, urges UNHCR
UN News 2021
Spokesperson Shabia Mantoo said Afghan refugees have been approaching UNHCR offices, desperately concerned about the safety and welfare of their loved ones left behind, or living in neighbouring countries. “While recent political developments in Afghanistan have not led to large-scale cross-border displacement, many among pre-existing Afghan refugee and asylum seeker populations remain separated from their families owing to the inaccessibility of family reunification procedures,” she told journalists in Geneva.

Denmark: Waiting for family reunification and the risk of mental disorders among refugee fathers
European Comission 2021
This study examines whether family separation caused by prolonged waiting times for family reunification is associated with the risk of psychological disorders – such as PTSD – among refugee fathers. The study was conducted by the Danish Rockwool Foundation Research Unit and the University of Copenhagen. According to its researchers, this is the first large-scale cohort study to demonstrate that family separation is associated with an increased risk of psychological disorders among refugee fathers.

“Born into an inhumane system”: Elizabeth Zion, Video TED talk
Ted Salon 2021
“I want all families to be made whole, to be reunified, to be together — as is our right,” says writer, poet and student Elizabeth Zion. In this profoundly moving talk, Zion shares the impacts of family separation, including her personal struggles with homelessness and poverty — and points a way toward moral and just policies that recognize the human rights of migrant families.

Rights Court Rules Against Denmark Waiting Period for Refugee Family Reunification
Courthouse News Service   2021
A Danish law requiring a three-year waiting period for the families of asylum-seekers to join them violates their right to family life, Europe’s top rights court ruled Friday. The European Court of Human Rights found that Danish authorities did not strike a fair balance between the rights of a 62-year-old Syrian asylum seeker and the interests of the country when they denied his wife a residency permit.

New rules could prevent thousands of refugees from joining close family in UK
Guardian 2022
More than 17,000 refugees, mainly women and children, could be prevented from reuniting with close family members in the UK due to new rules the Home Office plans to introduce, according to analysis by the Refugee Council.

Disrupted Flight – The Realities of Separated Refugee Families in the EU
European Council on Refugees and Exiles 2014
It is widely recognised that family life is essential for the well-being of individuals and societies. For people fleeing war and persecution being reunited with their family members is generally their first priority upon arrival in the host country. On a daily basis practitioners witness the negative impact family separation has on people seeking protection in Europe, and how it affects their ability to engage in most aspects of the integration process. The constant worry people carry about their family left behind, as well as the absence of relatives who could support them, increase their vulnerability when they have already been exposed to traumatic experiences associated with forced migration.

Family Migration and Integration 
Eggebø, Helga and Jan-Paul Brekke 2018
The aim of this literature review is to give an overview of existing research about the relationship between 1) family migration and integration and 2) family migration regulation and integration. With regard to the first issue, outlined in chapter 3 of this report, we have identified three main streams of literature on family migration and integration: First, there are studies comparing the integration of family migrants to other admission categories. Second, there is a stream of literature focusing on intra-ethnic marriages between a second-generation immigrant and a spouse from their parents’ country of origin. Finally, there are also some case studies investigating challenges and opportunities for integration for other family migrants, for example intra-European migrants and mixed marriages between a native and a third country national.

Family reunification for refugee and migrant children – Standards and promising practices
Council of Europe –  Florence Boreil et al. 2020
This publication is conceived as a point of reference for capacity-building material, technical assistance, co-operation projects and new practices for and with relevant authorities and institutions. It focuses on the reunification of families with children in the context of international migration, and in particular on reunification possibilities for unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children. It presents an overview of legal principles of human rights, children’s rights, refugee law and EU law relevant to family reunification and then discusses key features of family reunification procedures, with promising examples of law and practice and relevant applicable standards.

Realising the right to family reunification of refugees in Europe
Council of Europe 2017
For refugees, the right to family reunification is crucial because separation from their family members causes significant anxiety and is widely recognised as a barrier to successful integration in host countries. Well-designed family reunification policies also help create the safe and legal routes that are necessary to prevent dangerous, irregular journeys to and within Europe. Based on this analysis, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights sets out a number of recommendations to member states intended to assist national authorities in re-examining their laws, policies and practices in order to give full effect to the right to family reunification, for the benefit of both refugees and their host communities.

Working with Refugee Families
L. de Haene and C. Rousseau (eds) 2020
In the field of refugee family research and intervention forms a growing field of scientific study, focusing on the refugee family as the central niche of coping with, and giving meaning to, trauma, cultural uprooting, and exile. This important new book develops an understanding of the role of refugee family relationships in post-trauma healing and provides an in-depth analysis of central clinical-therapeutic themes in refugee family psychosocial interventions. Expert contributions from across transcultural psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy and social work have provided chapters on post-trauma reconstruction in refugee family relationships, trauma care for refugee families, and intersectorial psychosocial interventions with refugee families. This exploration of refugee family systems in both research and clinical practice aims to promote a systemic perspective in health and social services working with families in refugee mental health care.

Supporting Refugee Family Reunification in Exile
Nora Sveaass and Sissel Reichelt 2020
Family reunion in exile may be a complex and challenging experience. Refugee families are often reunited in the host countries after having lived through long periods of separation, insecurity and violence. Assisting families in the process of reunification is discussed as an issue of priority, both from a psychological and a human rights point of view. Based on clinical experiences, the authors suggest that accompanying families in this process of transition is meaningful and useful. The chapter argues that work with refugees should be seen through a family lens, and that mental health professionals have the knowledge and background regarding families and systems that enable them to offer good assistance to families in reunification processes (chapter 13 in Working with Refugee Families, not open access).

The war in Ukraine has devastating consequences for the mental health of Ukraine’s people; consequences that might reverberate for years to come.
The heavy challenges and continuing task to address the consequences of the war will fall on helpers, volunteers or professionals living and working in extremely difficult conditions in Ukraine and the neighbouring countries.

We have here gathered some of the resources that we have used in our work together with AHALAR, in Ukraine over the last two years.

Here you can find the toolbox which is a collection of the tools that contains grounding exercises, metaphors, window of tolerance among other tools to provide psychological assistance in crises and emergencies.  You can get it in the following languages: Ukrainian,  English,  Norwegian and Romanian.

In addition we have compiled in the following newsletter information about psychological first aid developed for helpers, volunteers and professionals engaged in emergency work to support to persons exposed to war trauma, separation, loss, including sexual violence.

The PS Centre has produced a video in Ukrainian introducing the principles of Psychological First Aid. This video explains what PFA is and how its principles can be applied to help someone in distress.

One of the main human rights violations in the context of war is sexual violence. With our manual “Mental health and gender-based violence Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict – a training manual” you can provide psychological assistance to the survivors. The manual is also available in Ukrainian.

In addition, we have a three-day online webinar based on the “Mental health and gender-based violence Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict – a training manual” in Ukrainian. The core topics are: Gender Based Violence (GBV) Likewise, the Power Point presentation for the three days training is available in English download it here,  and Ukrainian language, download it here. For the power point presentation that were presented here. The whole recording of the seminar is possible to watch here.

Talking to survivors of trauma also affects the helper.  For all helpers empathy is an essential aspect of good help. This is also a source for compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatisation or secondary traumatic stress (STS). In the following Power Point you can find practical information in both English and Ukrainian.

Here you can use practical help through this Power Point document is part of the webinar Wellbeing, risk and human rights  – life as a human rights defender – both in English and in Ukrainian.

The organisation PRO.Школу has produced a number of videos – Free psychological support for teachers.

It is also possible to apply be able to join the facebook group Psy Crisis Team Ukraine with the aim to share access to proven methods of professional self-support, supervision, and sometimes even basic security . They coordinate and provide all possible support to psychologists who, due to circumstances, provide emergency psychological assistance related to the war in Ukraine.

Specifically for helpers, volunteers or professionals in Norway (from Ragnhild Storstein Spilker FHI)

Filmer på ukrainsk om helsetjenester og vaksine

Filmer med den norsk-ukrainske legen, Sofia Øien er publisert.
Filmene har Helsedirektoratet og FHI som avsender og omfatter:

1) Медичні послуги в Норвегії – Helsetjenester i Norge
2) Норвезька програма вакцинації –Det norske vaksinasjonsprogrammet
3) Конфіденційність в сфері медичних послуг – Tausplikt i helsetjenesten

Filmene kan ses i denne spillelisten  og kan også lastes ned i ulike formater her:

FB-poster til deling:
Taushetsplikt: https://fb.me/1VsxF3puuZkRn9x
Helsetjenester: https://fb.me/qMPYNe0hLLTzXJ0
Vaksinasjonsprogrammet: https://fb.me/1TKKIYBVkLNPTCd

Filmene peker til oversatt informasjon her: Надання допомоги біженцям у Норвегії – helsenorge.no

Spørsmål om disse filmene kan rettes til Anita.Thorolvsen.Munch@helsedir.no

Animasjonsfilm om tuberkulose på ukrainsk

Du blir frisk av tuberkulose – ukrainsk –
Filmen finnes også på en rekke andre språk

Barn som pårørende
BarnsBeste har oversatt informasjon om barn som pårørende til ukrainsk

Kartleggingsverktøy for foretrukket språk
Ahus har utviklet et kartleggingsverktøy for foretrukket språk (ukrainsk eller russisk) ved bruk av tolk

Kommunikasjonspermen på flere språk fra sykehuset i Østfold med enkle fraser er også tilgjengelig på ukrainsk og russisk.

Særlige forhold som gjelder ukrainske flyktninger og asylsøkere
Ny del i Helsedirektoratets Veileder om helsetjenester til flyktninger, asylsøker og familiegjenforente med informasjon om sykdommer å være særlig oppmerksom på og oversikt over mest brukte legemidler i Ukraina

The UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

European Council on Refugees and Exiles
ECRE represents a pan-European network of 69 refugee-assisting non-governmental organizations, promoting a humane and generous European asylum policy.

Migrant & Refugee Communities Forum
An english organization, founded to provide help for asylum seekers and refugees in London. Some useful information in general.

The Norwegian Refugee Council
An independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises in 31 countries, where we help save lives and rebuild futures.

The Jesuit Refugee Service Europe
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and others who are forcibly displaced.

The International Rescue Committee IRC
Responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Medical Foundation for the care of victims of torture

Refugee Council Online
The Refugee Council is one of the leading charities in the UK working directly with refugees, and supporting them to rebuild their lives. We also speak up for refugees using our direct work as an evidence base, and ensure refugees have a stronger and more influential voice in decisions that will affect them.

British Red Cross Refugee Services
Website of the British Red Cross service for refugees

Refugee- Action
An refugee organization based in the UK, but with some general topics as well.

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