Triple trauma, double uncertainty, and a singular imperative to address the mental health crises within asylum-seekers and refugees system: a commentary on Hvidtfeldt et al. (2021)

Oduola, Sherifat ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7227-9536 and Dykxhoorn, Jennifer (2022) Triple trauma, double uncertainty, and a singular imperative to address the mental health crises within asylum-seekers and refugees system: a commentary on Hvidtfeldt et al. (2021). Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 57 (10). 2157–2159. ISSN 0933-7954

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Abstract

The current geo-political crisis around the world is a stark reminder of the impact of war and displacement on the lives of individuals. In 2020, the UN Refugee Agency estimated that over 1% of the world’s population were forcibly displaced persons (82.4 million people) including 26.4 million refugees and 4.1 million asylum seekers [1]. Estimates suggest that the number of forcibly displaced people has continued to rise over the past year, reaching 84 million by mid-2021, and rising with ongoing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ukraine, and more. The rising number of forcibly displaced people adds urgency to ensuring the human rights, health, and dignity of those forced to leave their homes.

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Additional Information: Acknowledgements: SO is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (Ref: NIHR HS&DR 131871 and PDG 203683). JD is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (Ref: NIHR Fellowship Award MHF006; NIHR School for Public Health Research RG88936; and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at University College London Hospitals).
Uncontrolled Keywords: health(social science),psychiatry and mental health,social psychology,epidemiology,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3306
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 03:51
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/85698
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-022-02318-7

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