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Syrian Refugees

Culture, Context and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians

http://www.unhcr.org/55f6b90f9.pdf

This report aims to provide information on the sociocultural background of the Syrian population as well as cultural aspects of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing relevant to care and support. It is based on an extensive review of the available literature on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), within the context of the current armed conflict in Syria.

Health status and health needs of older refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Strong J, Varady C, Chahda N, Doocy S, Burnham G. Confl Health. 2015 Apr 9;9:12. 

The flight of Syrian and Palestinian families into Lebanon from Syria included a number of older refugees. This study sought to characterize the physical and emotional conditions, dietary habits, coping practices, and living conditions of this elderly population arriving in Lebanon between March 2011 and March 2013.

Two-thirds of older refugees described their health status as poor or very poor.

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