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Dalia Abdelhady

Associate professor

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Refugees in Europe : national overviews from key countries with a special focus on child and adolescent mental health

Author

  • Matthew Hodes
  • Melisa Mendoza Vasquez
  • Dimitris Anagnostopoulos
  • Kalliopi Triantafyllou
  • Dalia Abdelhady
  • Karin Weiss
  • Roman Koposov
  • Fusun Cuhadaroglu
  • Johannes Hebebrand
  • Norbert Skokauskas

Summary, in English

Many European countries are becoming multicultural at a previously unseen rate. The number of immigrants including refugees has considerably increased since 2008, and especially after the beginning of the war in Syria. In 2015, 88,300 unaccompanied minors sought asylum in the Member States of the European Union (EU) and most came from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Eritrea. As a reaction to increased immigration, governments in many countries including Germany, Sweden and Norway implemented more restrictive immigration policy. A requirement for all countries, however, is the protection and welfare provision for all arriving children, regardless of their nationality, ensured by international and national legal frameworks. This paper provides an overview of the post 2015 immigration crisis in key European countries with a special focus on current demographics, refugee children, mental health studies, policies and practical support available for refugees.

Department/s

  • MECW: The Middle East in the Contemporary World
  • Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies

Publishing year

2018

Language

English

Pages

389-399

Publication/Series

European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Volume

27

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
  • Psychiatry

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1018-8827