HEALTH AND CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

This article focuses on the health consequences of children that have been primarily trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. It begins by providing a definition of trafficking, and making a distinction between trafficking and smuggling. It then overviews the main health con
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POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AMONG DISPLACED POPULATIONS

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among displaced populations in the aftermath of mass atrocities[1] Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most widely reported psychological disorders among refugees[2], asylum-seekers[3] and internally displaced persons (IDPs)[4]. Th
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RESIGNATION SYNDROME

As of January 1, 2014, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has identified “resignation syndrome” as a new type of condition that can be given an official diagnosis (Sallin et al., 2016). Resignation syndrome has been defined as: “a disorder predominantly affecting psychol
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AGEING AND MIGRATION

According to projections elaborated by the United Nations (UN), the proportion of the world population over 60 years of age will nearly double between 2015-2050, rising from 12% to 22% (UN, 2015). At the same time, due to migration, the number of older persons ageing outside their cou
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HEALTH AND FEMALE TRAFFICKING

When the UN introduced the United Nationals Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children in 2000 , human trafficking was largely seen as a security, migration and a human rights issue. Today, it is increasingly seen as a public health
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