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Refugee health

  • ARC- Global Campaign for Refugee Health - The Global Campaign for Refugee Health is a campaign to increase public awareness and funding for programs to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria that afflict refugees and other displaced people worldwide.

  • Asian Health Services Community Health Center - Serving the immigrant and refugee Asian community regarding its health rights, and assuring access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, language, or culture.

  • AUSTCARE - AUSTCARE's mission is to mobilise support for refugees and displaced people, including their host communities and those affected by landmines and natural disasters, by assisting them to meet their basic needs and build better lives.

  • CARE International - When communities and livelihoods have been destroyed by violent conflict, CARE works to provide emergency relief and long-term recovery to Victims of War.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch - International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch (IERHB) of the CDC under the Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services (EEHS), at the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • European Community Humanitarian Office - The European Union as a whole (i.e., the 25 Member States and the Commission) is one of the world's main humanitarian aid donors; the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) is the service of the European Commission responsible for this activity.

  • GlobalHealth - Office of Global Health Affairs - From the US Government Dept. of Health and Human Services' Office of International and Refugee Health (OIRH), which is responsible for facilitating cooperation and providing policy guidance on refugee health policy issues.

  • International Committee of the Red Cross - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works around the world on a strictly neutral and impartial basis to protect and assist people affected by armed conflicts and internal disturbances. It is a humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Geneva, mandated by the international community to be the guardian of international humanitarian law, and is the founding body of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 181 member National Societies. All our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

  • International Medical Corps - International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

  • Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) - International Catholic organization which engages in charitable, educational, social, pastoral, health, and legal projects and advocacy on behalf of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

  • Jesuit Refugee Service - Australia - An organisation offering a pastoral service to refugees and the communities who host them through programs of pastoral care, education for children and adults, social services and counselling, and health care.

  • NSW Refugee Health Service - Each year, some 4,000 people who have experienced persecution or other serious human rights abuses settle in New South Wales. Common refugee experiences include torture, war or civil unrest, the loss of family and friends through violence, and prolonged periods of deprivation. These experiences can have major implications on health status and the delivery of health care.

  • Refugee & Asylum Seeker Health Resource Centre - The RACGP has collected a number of articles, contact details and links for GPs who are interested in learning more about the health needs of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.

  • refugee health - The 90s was a hellish decade: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Burma, Chechnya, Kosovo, Rwanda, Somalia . . . Actually, in many ways it was a vile, evil century: the Armenians, Verdun, gulags, the Final Solution, the Great Leap Forward, Year Zero, ethnic cleansing . . . This site is dedicated to those who lived through these whirlwinds, to the memory of those who died, and to the hope of those who still struggle.

  • Refugees International - Refugees International (RI) generates lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people around the world, and works to end the conditions that create displacement.

  • Refugee Mental Health Program - The Refugee Mental Health Project at the Center For Multicultural Human Services was initiated in October of 1995, when CMHS received funding from the Office of Newcomer Services and the Office of Refugee Resettlement

  • Tibetan Refugee Health Care Project - Has a mission to facilitate medical treatment and education of the Tibetan people in India.

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - n December 1991, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 46/182, designed to strengthen the United Nation's response to both complex emergencies and natural disasters. In addition it aimed at improving the overall effectiveness of the UN's humanitarian operations in the field.

  • UNRWA- Programmes- Health- Refugee health Today - The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) provides education, health, and relief and social services to 3.9 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

  • U.S. Agency for International Development - U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's foreign policy interests in expanding democracy and free markets while improving the lives of the citizens of the developing world. Spending less than one-half of 1 percent of the federal budget, USAID works around the world to achieve these goals.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Since 1975, approximately 2,325,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States. In order to be designated as refugees, people must have a well-founded fear of persecution in their country of origin because of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

  • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration - Reflecting the best humanitarian traditions of the American people, the U.S. Government funds protection and life-sustaining relief for millions of refugees and victims of conflict around the globe. The United States also admits tens of thousands of refugees annually for permanent resettlement.

  • Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children - Advocating for the rights of refugee and displaced women, children and adolescents around the world.

  • World Refugee - Portal on refugee-related news (part of worldnews.com) drawing largely on dynamic feed of news from sites worldwide. Includes reference links by category and related news and information.

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