Aims: to evaluate whether the information on refugee status based on the residence permit is a useful source of information for perinatal health surveillance. Methods: using the Swedish population registers (1997-2012), we use multinomial regression models to assess the associations between migration status (refugee and non-refugee) and birth outcomes derived from birthweight and gestational age: low birthweight (lBW) (,2500 g), macrosomia (≥4000 g); preterm: (,37 w) and post-term (≥42 w). The Swedish-born population was used as a reference group. Results: Compared to the Swedish-born population, an increased OR (odds ratio) of lBW and post-term was found among migrants with and without refugee status (respectively: OR for refugees: 1.47 [95% CI: 1.33-1.63] and non-refugees:1.27 [95% CI: 1.18-1.38], for refugees: 1.41 [95% CI: 1.35-1.49] and non-refugees:1.04 [95% CI: 1.00-1.08]) with statistically significant differences between these two migrant categories. However, when looking at ...
As a wife of a relief worker in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2001, Rebecca Sandburg wondered what skills she had to help. She found a niche in a program that taught refugee women to sew to support their families. Transported to Wheaton six years later, Sandberg again felt displaced until she realized that there were refugee women here who needed similar help. So, three years ago, she started Re:new.
Today, in makeshift camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Roningya refugees from Burma live in utter destitution with no hope for their futures. As it now stands, the Rohingya will live, suffer and die in these oppressive camps or out at sea in search of a better life.. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to protect the worlds refugees, but where is the protection of the Rohingya? The Rohingya cannot return to Burma and will not be permitted to integrate into Bangladeshi society with the full rights of a citizen. Resettlement to a well-resourced country is the only option that will offer the Rohingya protection and chance to rebuild their lives in dignity.. Demand action from the UNHCR and the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement to prioritize the resettlement of the Rohingya refugees and offer them the protection they, like all of us, deserve. ...
In the month since President Trump signed his executive order to ban Muslims and refugees from entering the country, the public has focused on the most odious of the bans provisions, which barred people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States; stopped Syrian refugee resettlement indefinitely; and, in a thinly veiled attempt at discriminating against Muslim refugees and privileging Christian refugees, privileged the resettlement of religious minorities fleeing persecution because of their beliefs. Far less attention, however, has been spent on the effects of the orders provision to "pause" the entire refugee resettlement program for 120 days.. A federal judge in Washington State temporarily put this part of the order on hold, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling. But now, with the Trump administration set to sign a new version of the same executive order, this provision attacking refugees is certain to return. Such a provision could ultimately ...
The increasing transmission and incidence of tuberculosis has often been associated with refugee communities. As they flee their countries of birth to escape war, violence and persecution, they encounter all forms of stress from lack of basic needs for living to psychosocial distress, predisposing them to immune deficiency; thus, they are more prone to infectious disease [14]. For example, when millions of Syrians had to seek refuge in the neighbouring countries due to war, a notable increase in tuberculosis and LTBI cases was reported in countries bordering Syria, where extensive dissemination of tuberculosis was found among refugee population and local [15].. In this study, we detected that nearly one (12.8%) in every eight refugee children in learning centres in Malaysia had LTBI. None of the children were diagnosed with active tuberculosis. The prevalence of LTBI found in this study was higher than in two studies that both reported a figure of only 6% LTBI prevalence among refugee children ...
Background It is unknown whether the risk of preterm birth (PTB) is elevated for forced (refugee) international migrants and whether prolonged displacement amplifies risk. While voluntary migrants who arrive from a country other than their country of birth (ie, secondary migrants) have favourable birth outcomes compared with those who migrated directly from their country of birth (ie, primary migrants), secondary migration may be detrimental for refugees who experience distinct challenges in transition countries. Our objectives were (1) to determine whether refugee status was associated with PTB and (2) whether the relation between refugee status and PTB differed between secondary and primary migrants. ...
Colleagues and Friends,. This is a historic meeting: the first time that the United Nations has convened a discussion specifically to address the human rights situation of intersex persons.. I am happy to see among us UN and regional mandate holders, intersex experts, colleagues from other UN agencies, experts from national institutions and academia, civil society activists and health professionals. I thank all of you for joining us to contribute to our common goal of ending human rights violations against intersex people. When I started as High Commissioner a year ago, I knew little about intersex people. I dont think I was alone in this: it reflects a general lack of awareness. Too many people assume, without really thinking about it, that everyone can be fitted into two distinct and mutually exclusive categories: male or female.. But in fact, human beings - like most living beings - are more diverse and complex than that. Our diversity - the differences between our experiences and ...
16 October 2014 Good morning It is a pleasure to meet you, six weeks after taking up this post. I feel extremely honoured to have been appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights - a position that has been gaining in strength through the tenure of each and every one of my predecessors. Together with my staff, we have a mandate to "protect and promote" human rights for everyone everywhere. That is a truly daunting responsibility, especially when - by comparison with the needs - our capacity to deliver is paper thin. I have to say I am shocked. Shocked that just six weeks into this job, I am already having to look at making cuts, because of our current financial situation. This comes at a time when our operations are stretched to breaking point in a world that seems to be lurching from crisis to ever more dangerous crisis. Human rights are currently under greater pressure than they have been in a long while. Our front pages and TV and computer screens are filled with a constant stream of ...
A number of studies have shown that access to healthcare is difficult for refugees and that varying attitudes towards refugee health issues amongst doctors has been shown to substantially contribute to the difficulties experienced by refugees in gaining access to healthcare[3-5, 15]. This may explain our reports of mixed access in different GPs which led patients to "shop around" for a GP willing to register them. GPs desire extra support to cater for the needs of refugees [33] and if it may be valuable for Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to provide education and training, information and regular updates to GPs on the healthcare entitlements of the refugee population so that there is more uniformity in access.. It was expected that failed asylum seekers would have most difficulty accessing healthcare. Our study suggests that immigrants who are applying for asylum for the first time and who have no support in accessing healthcare may have an equally problematic experience. Therefore, it may be useful ...
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL -The first national survey of refugee mental health screening practices found that while refugee trauma survivors are at increased risk of developing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression, most states do not provide mental health screenings.. The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the State Refugee Health Coordinator and the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), a St. Paul-based torture survivor rehabilitation center, was recently published in the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.. "Refugee health coordinators at the state level are in need of short, culturally appropriate mental health screening tools to identify refugees who need assessment and treatment services," said Patricia Shannon, one of the co-authors of the study and an assistant professor in the U of Ms School of Social Work.. Of the 25 states that provide a mental health screening, 17 (70.8%) utilize informal conversation rather ...
Refugee Communities Association of Australia Inc., 11 Feb 2020. Refugee Communities Association of Australia Inc (RCAA) was launched at the Multicultural Hub: AMES Australia on 8th February in Melbourne, with the aim to empower refugee communities across Australia, enabling them to take active roles in Australia.. For a long-time refugee community in Australia have been represented by external agencies and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) or by refugees under the remit of these organisations.. ...
Downloadable! In the 1960s and 1990s, internal strife in Rwanda has caused a mass flow of refugees into neighbouring countries. This paper explores the cumulated fertility of Rwandan refugee women and the survival of their children. To this end, we use a national survey covering 6420 former refugee and non-refugee households conducted between 1999 and 2001. The findings support old-age security theories of reproductive behaviour: refugee women had higher fertility but their children had lower survival chances. Newborn girls suffered more than boys, suggesting that the usual sex differential in child survival observed in most populations changes under extreme living conditions.
Welcome to the Victorian Refugee Health Network. We work to develop responsive health service systems that meet the needs of people from refugee backgrounds, including asylum seekers ...
In terms of the Act, the Refugee Advisory Council prepares a report for the Minister. The Minister then makes a determination whether or not to recognise the individual as a refugee. There are several concerns that emerge from this procedure. First, it is submitted that this provision effectively emasculates the Refugee Advisory Council, transferring its decision-making power to the Minister. Where the Minister upholds the findings of the Refugee Advisory Council, the process cannot be faulted. However, where the Minister disagrees with the determination of the RAC and withholds recognition from the refugee, the process is immediately problematic. This is because a negative decision would have been made without hearing any evidence or representation from the affected party by the Minister tasked with making a decision. This may be criticised as being arbitrary. It is recommended that the body seized with adjudicating on the merits of the application take a decision on the facts and on the ...
Organised by the FIP Programme Committee. Chairs: Betty Chaar (The University of Sydney, Australia) and Lars-Åke Söderlund (Apoteket, Sweden). Introduction. The world has witnessed over recent years an unprecedented movement of human beings across borders at sea and over land, seeking refuge from the horrors experienced in war torn countries. It has been called a "refugee crisis".. These refugees are displaced, disoriented, in dire need of shelter and healthcare. And they present challenges to even the best of developed governments, communities and healthcare systems they arrive at. Some countries they appeal for help from are already themselves burdened with the weight of past civil or political unrest. According to the United Nations, in 2014, an astounding 86 percent of refugees lived in developing countries. Refugees also increasingly live in host communities rather than refugee camps, with 60 percent living in urban settings.. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for ...
The Refugee Health Promotion program promotes improved health literacy and mental wellness, including services like interpretation for health orientations.
For their first five years in the United States, each Middle Eastern refugee costs taxpayers $64,370 to resettle them here, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies.. "The report is really about how much more, how expensive it is, given our refugee resettlement system, to bring folks in," explains the author of the report, Steven Camarota.. The cost to resettle them in the United States is 12 times the cost of resettling them in a neighboring Middle Eastern country. Instead of resettling them here, the report explains that 12 refugees can be helped in the Middle East for five years or 61 refugees could be helped for a year.. "I think you can argue that it would make more sense, the most effective use of the money, is to help people in the region, rather than spend all the money here," Camarota said.. Because refugees are eligible for all welfare programs they have very high rates of participation in government assistance programs.. The report finds that 91.4 percent of ...
The Vietnamese diaspora are celebrating the 40th year of migration to Australia, but the way we treat Vietnamese refugees has only gone backwards since the 1970s.
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Forced migrations designed to contain disease generally dont work as planned, as several studies and articles listed below show.. Refugee camps a "breeding ground" for illnesses: "United Nations aid agencies say hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in unacceptable conditions at camps. These people fled their homes because of violence in the Middle East and Africa. The U.N. agencies are blaming serious food and water problems at many refugee camps for the spread of life-threatening diseases. Officials say cholera, malaria and jaundice - combined with malnutrition - are threatening refugees who had hoped to be safe after they entered the camps.". Refugees, Forced Displacement, and War notes that "women make up high proportions of refugee and internally displaced populations, and they suffer unique consequences of war and conflict because of gender-based violence, discrimination, and caretaking roles. Refugee women are especially vulnerable to infectious disease, as well as threats to ...
One of the reasons that LGBT refugees are often particularly vulnerable is because they are not supported by their fellow refugees.. "Homophobic and transphobic attitudes from back home dont evaporate simply because youre a refugee, and so LGBTI refugees are often isolated and vulnerable to abuse," Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International told IPS.. "Many in the host country discriminate against them for being a refugee, and many from their country discriminate against them for being LGBTI.". "The consequence is severe hardship for people whove already fled some horrific trauma," said Stern.. LGBTI persons face increased violence all around the world, as shown by the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, where 49 people were killed and 53 injured.. Stern welcome a statement issued by the UN Security Council last week in response to the Orlando shooting, noting that it was the first time that a UN Security Council statement had "officially ...
Abstract. Beginning in 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the overseas presumptive treatment of intestinal parasites with albendazole to include refugees from the Middle East. We surveyed the prevalence of helminths and protozoa in recent Middle Eastern refugees (2008-2010) in comparison with refugees from other geographical regions and from a previous survey (2001-2004) in Santa Clara County, California. Based on stool microscopy, helminth infections decreased, particularly in Middle Eastern refugees (0.1% versus 2.3% 2001-2004, P = 0.01). Among all refugees, Giardia intestinalis was the most common protozoan found. Protozoa infections also decreased somewhat in Middle Eastern refugees (7.2%, 2008-2010 versus 12.9%, 2001-2004, P = 0.08). Serology for Strongyloides stercoralis and Schistosoma spp. identified more infected individuals than stool exams. Helminth infections are increasingly rare in refugees to Northern California. Routine screening stool microscopy may be
The Mangaïze camp was officially created in May 2012, following an influx of a large number of Malian families fleeing to Niger, said Idrissa Abou, a member of Nigers National Commission for Refugees.. In addition to a monthly food ration, refugees have access to drinking water from three small boreholes, and primary health care. There are sanitation facilities with 250 showers and toilets respectively, and a household waste management system.. Refugees also have access to administrative services, a school and, with the opening of a police station, a security service.. "At the moment, there are 1,522 families, which amounts to a population of 6,037 mainly made up of Malian refugees, but there are also Nigerien returnees," Abou told IPS, adding that an overwhelming majority of the refugees are from Ménaka, the closest Malian town to the Ouallam municipality in southwestern Niger.. He added that the numbers in the camp had increased in February after some 1,700 refugees from the nearby Bani ...
The center is opened on Friday by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), UNICEF, Vital Events Registration Agency (VERA) and the Agency for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA). The centre, also known as a One-Stop-Shop, marks the beginning of a process that will lead to a government-owned digitalized and harmonized model for refugees assistance that will also serve local communities, according to the statement. The initiative is in line with the Global Compact on Refugees which promotes the provision of common services and infrastructure for both refugees and local communities.. Financed by the European Unions Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), which is administered by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the one-stop-shop is the first of 27 such facilities to be established throughout Ethiopia to support the integration of services for refugees with national systems as enshrined in Ethiopias revised new refugee law that was adopted in January of this year.. Ato Amdework Yehualawork, the Head ...
We are a social campaign emanating out of Dickinson College whose mission is to challenge stereotypes surrounding refugees. We seek to humanize refugees by collecting their stories and curating their work for online exhibitions. A platform for artistic presence that emphasizes individual specificity will challenge the perception of refugees as a homogeneous bloc of suffering peoples, challenging those who may be averse to accepting refugees in their own communities. We utilize social media, such as Facebook and Instagram to share refugee stories, art, and other forms of expression to help further our mission and portray them as more than their painful histories. Additionally we host days of action where we provide opportunities for the global community to participate in person or online in spreading a positive image of refugees and learning how they can take specific political action to fight for policies that support refugees. By portraying forcefully displaced people as more than a statistic, ...
But more than anything else, UNRWA is the institutional foundation of one of the most persistent obstacles to peace in the Middle East. In its relentless defense of its own unique definition of a Palestinian refugee and its complete refusal to reconsider its demand for the "right of return," it buttresses and perpetuates the Palestinians eternal sense of victimhood and the refugees narrative. This narrative accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the refugee problem, blaming it entirely on Israel, regardless of the decisions and actions of Palestinians and their leaders. Due to its economic and institutional interests in doing so, UNRWA must continue to maintain and even expand the refugee problem until the refugees complete and total repatriation and compensation. This demand for the "right of return" is clear and absolute and has not changed to this day. Over and over again, it has torpedoed any possibility of an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians ...
On 12 May 1999, the first 200 ethnic Kosovan Albanian refugees from Kosovo arrived in Tasmania. They were housed initially at the Brighton Military Barracks (renamed the Tasmanian Peace Haven).[3] At the height of the conflict in Kosovo in 1999, 4,000 Kosovo Albanian refugees who had been driven out of their homes by the Serbian army and had been in refugee camps, were flown to safe havens dotted around Australia. However, most were forced to return when their temporary visas expired.[4][5] In response to the request for help from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Australia developed a new category of visa: the Safe Haven visa. It did not allow for the possibility of permanent residency in Australia for the refugees,[6] but did allow the Kosovars special entry to Australia - for an initial period of three months - which could be extended until it became safe for them to return home.[7] In July 1999, the UNHCR assessed the situation in Kosovo as being secure enough for ...
We are facing a critical shortage of resources which has compelled us to reduce the amount of food given to the refugees only six months after we resumed full rations," said WFP Representative and Country Director Annalisa Conte. "WFP urgently needs US$28.5 million to adequately cover the food assistance needs for the refugees for the next six months.". "Working closely with UNHCR and other partners, WFP strives to meet urgent food and nutrition needs of refugees and other vulnerable groups, and calls upon all parties to take all necessary steps to end conflicts and create conditions for refugees to safely return home," she added.. WFP provides food assistance to refugees in Kenya as a combination of food (cereals, pulses, vegetable oil, and nutrient-enriched flour) and cash transfers sent via mobile phones used to buy fresh food items from local traders.. Starting this month, WFP will reduce the share of food while keeping the cash transfers unchanged. Overall, refugees living in Dadaab and ...
Distinguishing migrants from asylum seekers and refugees is not always a clear-cut process, yet it is a crucial designation because these groups are entitled to different levels of assistance and protection under international law.. An asylum seeker is defined as a person fleeing persecution or conflict, and therefore seeking international protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention on the Status of Refugees; a refugee is an asylum seeker whose claim has been approved. However, the UN considers migrants fleeing war or persecution to be refugees, even before they officially receive asylum. (Syrian and Eritrean nationals, for example, enjoy prima facie refugee status.) An economic migrant, by contrast, is person whose primary motivation for leaving his or her home country is economic gain. The term migrant is seen as an umbrella term for all three groups. Said another way: all refugees are migrants, but not all migrants are refugees.. ...
Mental health of recently resettled refugees from the Middle East in Sweden: the impact of pre-resettlement trauma, resettlement stress and capacity to handle stress.. Lindencrona F, Ekblad S, Hauff E.. Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatry-HS, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University, c/o Stress Research Institute, 10691, Stockholm, Sweden, [email protected] The pathways to symptoms of common mental disorder and post-traumatic stress symptoms among refugees during resettlement need to be better specified. We aim to identify models of these different mental health outcomes among refugees during resettlement, taking pre-migration, migration and post-migration stress conditions, a persons capacity to handle such stress and socio-demographic variables into consideration. A new questionnaire developed to better cover resettlement stress, as well as pre-resettlement trauma exposures and different measures of a persons capacity to handle stress, was administered to 124 Middle ...
More than 20 soldiers in Niger have been killed in an attack by gunmen on a camp for Malian refugees in the West African country.. Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said the attack occurred in the western Tahoua region on Thursday.. "We received information of an attack on the camp in Tassalit," Rafini said. "For the moment we are told there are 22 dead, but that is not a total death toll.". A local official said the attackers targeted a military post near the refugee camp, adding three soldiers were also wounded.. The camp sheltered a group of Malians who fled to neighboring Niger after militants, some of them linked to al-Qaeda, seized a desert in northern Mali four years ago.. France, a former colonizer of the region, deployed military forces to Mali in 2013 to push the militants back, but violence continues in the Sahel region.. Last year, a total number of 54,000 Malian refugees registered in Niger, while 3000 others were still waiting for registration, according to the United Nations refugee ...
Story by Alia Marsha, The Seattle Globalist. Imagine how hard it would be to access information and resources if you didnt have computer skills. Now imagine if, on top of that, you have just moved to a foreign country and were still learning the predominant language.. The goal for the Coalition for Refugees from Burmas program "Nexus: Connecting Newcomers with Technology" is to remove those barriers for recently-arrived refugee and immigrant communities.. The Coalition for Refugees from Burma (CRB) has secured a grant from the City of Seattle through the Technology Matching Fund (TMF) for the third time to continue their computer literacy programs. When the CRB began in 2009 there was a larger community of refugees and immigrants from Burma in the Seattle area. Since then, though, a lot of them have moved to more affordable cities. According to the Citys Office of Immigrants and Refugee Affairs, as of October 2015, there are 261 refugees from Burma in Washington state. Five years prior, in ...
On Wednesday night, Mohammad was surrounded by visitors-fellow refugees and refugee claimants from Ghana who arrived in Canada earlier.. One man, who identified himself only as Mohammad, said he walked over the border into Canada from the U.S. on Dec. 3, when it was -3 C (27) F).. "It was cold, but not this cold," said the man who met Seidu Mohammad at an immigration detention facility-a "camp"-in the U.S. where they were held for eight months.. Their refugee claims were dismissed, as most are.. Spike in Ghanaian refugee claimants. Lately, there has been a spike in the number of refugee claimants from Ghana crossing into Canada at Emerson, said Ghezae Hagos, an inland protection counsellor working with refugee claimants at Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Councils Welcome Place.. Until recently, it has been Somalis travelling the now well-worn route in which theyre driven from Minneapolis, to a point just south of the town of Emerson. There, theyre dropped off and told to walk the rest of the ...
Refugees are particularly vulnerable to poor mental health outcomes due to exposure to pre migration trauma and post migration stressors. Research has demonstrated evidence to suggest that the professional help-seeking among refugee groups is low or problematic. This study seeks to examine help-seeking for emotional problems in two large samples of Iraqi and Afghan refugees in Australia. This study uses data from two waves of the Building a New Life in Australia, the longitudinal study of Humanitarian migrants. The data was collected face-to-face between 2013 and 2016, among humanitarian migrants. All participants held a permanent protection visa and had arrived in Australia or been granted their visa between period of May to December 2013. The study sample included 1288 participants born in Iraq and Afghanistan (aged 15 and over). In the Wave 3 interview (2015-2016) participants reported on professional help received to deal with emotional problems. Approximately 36 and 37% of the Iraqi and Afghan
Canadian sponsors who were inspired by the Liberals to sponsor Syrian refugees are now waiting for families, with uncertain timelines
Lead Removal Regulations and processes. Through education with the childs family on the nutritional needs of the child along with instruction on care processes for the inside and outside the home, and ongoing lead testing by the childs physician, it is expected that the lead level for the child will be reduced and be maintained at a non-toxic level. Referrals are made to the WIC nutritional program as well as services that may be needed for the safe removal of lead from either the inside or outside the home.. Refugee Health. Newly arrived refugees sponsored by Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) are referred to our Health Department for an initial health screening. These Newcomers from around the world who settle in our area receive any needed vaccinations and a health screening within 30 days of their arrival. Referrals for needed medical and dental care are made by our Refugee Health coordinator in partnership with the Roanoke Refugee and Immigration Services Agency. All refugees are ...
Eleven new notes have been added to this new micro-site for both Eastern European countries and Syrian refugee host countries in the region; each covers such things as the refugee population, refugee status, governments approach, refugee impact, reaction of host communities, and institutional actors ...
GEO is so excited to prepare you to go abroad! In order to fulfill your Pre-Departure requirements, you must attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation training. Those who do not attend will not be eligible to go abroad. Your training will be held on Wednesday, March 14th in Blackman Auditorium. There are TWO available session times. Please select ONE time that you would like to attend and RSVP below.. Session 1: 5:30 - 7 PM. Session 2: 7:30 - 9 PM. Please be sure to review the Pre-Departure Orientation Packet prior to your session! Please reach out if you have any questions of concerns, we look forward to see you there! ...
The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration is a platform for academics, practitioners and decision-makers, working on issues of forced migration. It has been organizing biennial international conferences since 1996. This year, the IASFM 15 was hosted by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia ...
I am writing in response to Immigration Minister Chris Alexanders response to the Stanbrook editorial. I would like to challenge several of the ministers assertions regarding the changes to refugee health coverage since the Harper government reforms. Firstly, the oft-repeated untruth regarding IFHB providing refugee claimants with health coverage superior to that of tax- paying Canadians. This is simply, untrue. Secondly the belief of the Harper government that they have prevented bogus refugee claimants from taking advantage of Canadian generosity. To refute this assertion, I would ask the minister whether he has ever met, or talked to a refugee claimant from Mexico, whose child has been abducted by members of a drug cartel, and whose life has been threatened if she pursues legal action. She arrives in Canada suffering from severe Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mexico, in the wisdom of the Harper government and CIC, is a so-called safe country or DCO, and therefore one ...
Read more about Bangladeshs mega refugee camp plan dangerous: UN official on Business Standard. A top UN official said today Bangladeshs plan to build the worlds biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly.The arrival of more than
History was made last Saturday when Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana county hosted the worlds first TEDx event to be held in a refugee camp.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015. An innovative urinal could turn pee into a source of electricity.. Driven to find a way to protect women and girls in refugee camps who are often assaulted when they go to the bathroom at night, researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have devised a urinal that lights up when a person uses it.. "They are facing abuse and being molested," Andy Bastable, Oxfams head of water and sanitation, said of the risks female refugees face in the evenings. "If we could light up the area around the toilets, it would make it safer for them.". In the Zaatari camp in Jordan, for example, which is home to 120,000 refugees, the women are at such great risk of getting attacked at the communal restrooms thatfemales typically dont go to the bathroom after 10 p.m., according to Amnesty International USA. But by restricting themselves, the girls and women are developing urinary tract infections, among other health issues.. With backing from Oxfam and the Gates ...
Dubai, UAE, May 18,2017: The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordans Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundations Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the solar farm has brought power to a
In 2010, the requirement for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing of adult refugees prior to US resettlement was removed, thus leading to a potential for missed diagnosis. We reviewed refugee health assessment data and medical charts to evaluate the health status of HIV-infected refugees who arrived in Minnesota during 2000-2007, prior to this 2010 policy change. Among 19,292 resettled adults, 174 were HIV-infected; 169 (97%) were African (median age 26.4 (range: 17-76) years). Charts were abstracted for 157 (124 (79%) with ≥1 year of follow-up). At initial presentation, two of 74 (3%) women were pregnant; 27% became pregnant during follow-up. HIV clinical stage varied (59%, asymptomatic; 11%, mild symptoms; 10%, advanced symptoms; 3%, severe symptoms; 17%, unknown); coinfections were common (51 tuberculosis, 13 hepatitis B, 13 parasites, four syphilis). Prior to arrival 4% had received antiretrovirals. Opportunistic infections were diagnosed among 13%; 2% died from AIDS-related causes. Arrival
In 2010, the requirement for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing of adult refugees prior to US resettlement was removed, thus leading to a potential for missed diagnosis. We reviewed refugee health assessment data and medical charts to evaluate the health status of HIV-infected refugees who arrived in Minnesota during 2000-2007, prior to this 2010 policy change. Among 19,292 resettled adults, 174 were HIV-infected; 169 (97%) were African (median age 26.4 (range: 17-76) years). Charts were abstracted for 157 (124 (79%) with ≥1 year of follow-up). At initial presentation, two of 74 (3%) women were pregnant; 27% became pregnant during follow-up. HIV clinical stage varied (59%, asymptomatic; 11%, mild symptoms; 10%, advanced symptoms; 3%, severe symptoms; 17%, unknown); coinfections were common (51 tuberculosis, 13 hepatitis B, 13 parasites, four syphilis). Prior to arrival 4% had received antiretrovirals. Opportunistic infections were diagnosed among 13%; 2% died from AIDS-related causes. Arrival
The confusion was understandable considering the woman, a refugee who arrived in San Francisco from Iraq 18 months ago, had seen a doctor in her home country only for emergencies and had no medical records. Dotting the walls was a poster noting that Albert Einstein was a refugee and a world map with pins marking the 45 home countries of patients whove used the clinic in the past year. China, Burma and a host of Central American countries were the most common homes of the 316 patients - though more are arriving from Iraq, granted refugee status because of the war. Founded 31 years ago, the clinic treats patients newly arrived to San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties who have been granted legal residency here because of fear of persecution in their own countries. The clinic mostly recruits new patients through word-of-mouth, doing outreach to immigration lawyers and nonprofits that help refugees resettle here. [...] theyre on their own, though San Francisco residents can transfer to the city
On Saturday, it is reported that thousands of people staged protest rallies in several European capitals, including London, Amsterdam, Athens and Vienna, to voice their support for the war stricken refugees of the Middle East.. According to the report, the protesters have shown their discord with the recent Turkey-EU deal to restricting the refugee influx of Europe.. About 4,000 people in London, some 3,000 protesters in Athens filled the streets by holding placards written "Refugees welcome here", "Stand up to racism", "Open the borders" and "We are human beings, and we have rights".. There are also reports of several thousand people in Barcelona who carried banners with slogans such as "No person is illegal." Some Swiss cities of Geneva, Zurich and Lucerne also observed rallies of hundreds of people.. According to the controversial agreement between Turkey and EU, Ankara will be obliged to take back all refugees deported from Greece and EU will accept thousands of Syrian refugees directly from ...
The federal government today released its list of Designated Countries of Origin The dangerous health impact will be that refugee claimants from these countries considered safe will be denied almost all healthcare. This will make a harshly inequitable health situation even worse.. This list policy is fundamentally flawed and dishonest. The evidence is enormous and well-known that vulnerable communities within the safest of these countries face persecution, violence and discrimination. Women may be fleeing family violence. Lesbian, gay and transgendered people face systemic discrimination in the safest countries. Among the most dramatic and well known examples is the terrible treatment and conditions of Roma communities in the safe country of Hungary.. Refugees in this category will be denied all care except for treating conditions deemed to dangerous to public health. Aside from the social nastiness of singling out particularly vulnerable people, it is flawed health policy. The cough ...
After spending over four years languishing in a refugee camp in the Jordanian desert, 100 Palestinian refugees from Iraq will finally be heading to their new home - Brazil. A statement by the UNHCR, said the group, which includes children and the elderly, will start moving from Rweished refugee camp, 60 km from the Jordanian-Iraqi border, to Brazil by September. The first party of 35 Palestinian refugees arrived on 21 September 2007, to Brazil initiating the first phase of the resettlement operation. In the October, two other parties were expected to arrive in Brazil, 117 persons in total. The refugees will be sent to their new country in three batches, with priority given to the elderly and families with children. According to the plan, an estimated 22 families will be settled in the state of São Paulo, while 18 families will go to Rio Grande do Sul, in the southeast and southern regions of Brazil, said the statement. Unaccompanied elderly refugees will be settled in a home for the elderly ...