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The Refugee Council

The Refugee Council has information on the health rights of refugee and asylum seekers, includes issues of disability.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:03]

Disability associated with psychiatric co-morbidity and health status in Bosnian refugees living in Croatia: article (1999)

An article by Richard F. Mollica et al.
The relationship between psychiatric symptoms and disability in refugee survivors of mass violence is not known. A study of Bosnian refugees in a refugee camp shows those demonstrating psychiatric symptoms had increased risk for disability.
JAMA Vol. 282 No. 5, August 4, 1999.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:59]

Disabled Refugees in Britain: entitlements to and needs for social and welfare services.

The Refugee Council and researchers at the University of York came together to conduct a study of disabled refugees living in Britain. The objective of the research is to increase knowledge of this most excluded and deprived group of people and aid improvements to their quality of life. A summary of project plus full report available.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:59]

Disabled People in Refugee and Asylum Seeking Communties in Britain.

The presence of disabled people in refugee and asylum seeking communities in Britain is frequently overlooked and information about their particular experiences is rarely available. Research (Joseph Rountree Foundation) conducted generated data on the numbers and social characteristics of disabled refugees and asylum seekers living in Britain, reviewed their entitlements to social and welfare services and provided an insight into the experiences of disabled refugees and asylum seekers and service providers.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:07]

Black Information Link: disabled asylum seekers left isolated.

Lack of support adds to hardship and isolation for disabled refugees and asylum seekers. This report highlights the needs and position of disabled refugees and asylum seekers.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:07]

Disabled Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Britain: Numbers and Social Characteristics

Site has information for refugees and asylum seekers plus health and social care workers.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:08]

Working with Disabled Asylum Seekers and Refugees

A report by Social Policy Research Unit, University of York.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:08]

UN: Rights of refugees with disabilities

Disabled persons who have to leave their countries find themselves in particularly disadvantaged situations. Disabled refugees are an extremely vulnerable group and are, therefore, in need of special attention. However, there are no legal instruments at an international level, as such, to protect the rights disabled refugees. Disabled refugees can only refer to scattered provisions of conventions, instruments and international humanitarian law.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:09]

Refugees and Asylum Seeker Needs: People with Disability

Scroll down to page 3 to section on 'refugees with disabilities'.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:09]

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