The aim of this Special Collection is to provide guidance to people attending refugees and asylum seekers, and to help the development of community programmes and policies. The collection focuses on the conditions most relevant to the context of transit or the patient population involved: common mental health disorders (post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression), skin infections (including scabies, cellulitis, and impetigo), sexual and physical violence, vaccines-preventable diseases, and tuberculosis.
This Special Collection is also available in Spanish: La salud de los refugiados y solicitantes de asilo en Europa, hosted by Cochrane Iberoamérica
Gender-based violence, including rape is a problem throughout the world, occurring in every society, country and region. Refugees and internally displaced people are particularly at risk of this violation during every phase of an emergency situation. The systematic use of sexual violence as a method of warfare is well documented and constitutes a grave breach of international humanitarian law.
The Arabic Version can be downloaded here: http://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/guidelines-health-staff-caring-gender-based-violence-survivors-including
A GUIDE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.
This material was reprinted, with permission, from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s publication entitled Assessing
patients for sexual violence: A guide for health care providers. This guide is available by visiting www.nsvrc.org
Guidelines for Prevention and Reponse
WHO clinical and policy guidelines
Adapted by PATH from WHO/UNHCR recommendations in
Clinical Management of Rape Survivors:
Developing protocols for use with refugees and internally displaced persons, Revised Ed. 2004
Accessed June 2014
Developing protocols for use with refugees
and internally displaced persons