The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has produced a four-part free webinar series about refugee mental health and made it available for viewing online at any time. Each webinar is designed to provide people and organizations with information, tools and resources that can inform our work with Syrian refugees and other marginalized populations.
The report tracks the global level of forced displacement which totaled 65.3 million people (including refugees, internally displaced persons, and asylum-seekers) in 2015. Children made up about half of all refugees and over 80% of refugees were hosted by low- and middle-income countries.
The Economist profiles Mohammed Mukul Hossine, a young Bangladeshi working in Singapore, whose recent book of poems “Me Migrant” explores the pain of migration. The poetry is especially sensitive to the challenge of homesickness and loneliness. The book was supported by Healthserve, a non-profit serving migrant workers in Singapore.
"Pick Up Your Microphone": Mourning the Death and Suffering at Border Crossing and in Detention Camps
The Global Migration and Health Initiative supports the 'OHIP for All' campaign promoted and supported by a large number of Ontario-based organizations and individuals to denounce the obstacles faced by a large number of people living in the Province when they need to access essential health services such as maternal and cancer care.
The international humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) has recently announced it will no longer take funds from the European Union and Member States, to protest their damaging policies and practices aimed to push people in need of help away from the European shores.
Andrea Cortinois is part of a panel titled 'Our Collective Canadian Responsibility: Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis' organized by Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, students as part of the annual conference of the Canadian Public Health Association.
A summary of the report “Migrant Smuggling Networks” was recently released by Europol-INTERPOL outlining the organizational structures of migrant smuggling from Africa, the Middle East and Asia to Europe--an estimated US$5-6 billion industry in 2015 alone. The report highlights risks for migrants, including unaccompanied minors, to labour and sexual exploitation.
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