Resources for Immigrants & Refugees
Report from the UN Refugee Agency on best practices and guidance for journalists reporting on refugees.
The experience of Afghan refugees has led to high rates of physical and emotional problems. A study of refugees in California reported that nearly half of the study sample -- 31 percent of the men and a startling 58 percent of the women -- met the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, although only a small fraction had been diagnosed or treated for it. In this chapter of a longer report, Arnold R. Isaacs writes about the war and refugee experience of Afghans in the United States.
A recent study reveals that at least half of the more than 1.2 million new refugees to Europe needed treatment for depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.